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Album: Atom Heart MotherReleased: 1970
The song is 23:45 long and has no lyrics other than the background sounds "Silence in the studio!" at 19:06 and "Here is a loud announcement" at 17:25. The song has a total of 6 parts to it. The parts are Father's Shout, Breast Milky, Mother Fore, Funky Dung, Mind Your Throats Please, and the Reemergence.
The title and album cover comes from a newspaper headline "Atom Heart Mother." They didn't have a title for the album, but needed one when BBC Radio 1 aired some of it. The album's producer Ron Geesin had Roger Waters look through the newspaper The Evening Standard to find a title, and he came across the story about a pregnant woman who received an experimental pacemaker. The cow on the cover had nothing to do with the story - Pink Floyd chose the cow because it was the least psychedelic thing they could think of.
When Roger Waters heard Dave Gilmour playing this song, he thought is sounded like the theme to an old Western The Magnificent Seven