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    Atom Heart Mother (Hakone Aphrodite 50th Anniversary Edition) CD and Blu-ray

    The newly discovered original 16mm film of Hakone Aphrodite will be officially released by Sony Music Japan. Amazing!
    It will be released on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, just before the 50th anniversary of Hakone Aphrodite. It seems to be a Japan-only release.

    From the following information:

    The fantastic Pink Floyd's first performance in Japan, "Hakone Aphrodite" is now vividly revived!
    The film was digitized from 16mm film using the latest technology and restored after three years of work.
    The package includes a 7" paper jacket of "Atom Heart Mother", CD and BD with 15 minutes of newly discovered live footage and 3 minutes of B-roll.
    Includes 5 extras:
    (1) 60-page all-color photo book full of unseen photos
    (2) Reprint of "1971 Hakone Aphrodite Pamphlet"
    (3) Reprint of "Hakone Aphrodite Venue Map Flyer"
    (4) Reprint of "Hakone Aphrodite Ticket"
    (5) Reprint of "1971 Osaka Performance Poster"

    Digital Booklet: "Remembering Hakone Aphrodite 1971"
    (If you access from the address enclosed in the product, you can see the special book containing testimonies, stories, precious secrets, and stories of blood, sweat, and tears from people involved in and witnesses to Hakone Aphrodite.)

    Fifty years ago, on August 6 and 7, 1971, "Hakone Aphrodite," Japan's first open air rock festival inviting foreign artists, was held on a special stage on the north slope of Lake Ashinoko in Hakone for two days. Pink Floyd was invited as the headliner along with many other Japanese artists. In the latter half of the 1960s, large-scale rock festivals such as the Monterey Pop Festival and Woodstock were held overseas, and 1971 was the first year of Western rock concerts in Japan, when many foreign artists visited Japan. Against this backdrop, "Hakone Aphrodite" was planned to be a Japanese version of Woodstock, and it has been passed down as the legendary rock festival that Japanese rock fans experienced for the first time.

    The video of Pink Floyd's performance at Hakone Aphrodite has been shrouded in mystery for many years, including the whereabouts of the master and how the video was shot. However, after half a century, the original 16mm film of this footage was finally discovered. The film was digitized frame by frame using the latest technology, and after many years of careful restoration and remastering to remove noise and dust from the film, and after negotiations with Pink Floyd, the film was made available only in Japan at the time of the 50th anniversary of "Hakone Aphrodite". In addition to the live footage (the sound source is also from the Hakone Aphrodite show), off-shots, airports, hotels, press conferences, the Shinkansen, the color of the sky, the scenery of Japan at that time, etc....

    Video comparing previous footage with newly discovered 16mm film footage:

    In addition, a 3-minute B-Roll video of Pink Floyd's crew is also newly discovered. This is the first glimpse of the set-up of the venue at that time, and it is a valuable, albeit short, footage (included as bonus footage on the Blu-ray). A number of previously unpublished photos have also been discovered and are included in a special 60-page photo book, allowing you to look back on the documentary of Pink Floyd's first visit to Japan in 1971 through photos.

    You can buy it on
    Special Edition - "Mega Jacket (24cm x 24cm)" will be included.

    Standard Edition
    Last edited by shuffle; 2021-07-20 at 06:05 PM.

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