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The Flaming Cow (paperback 2021/11)

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The composing of Atom Heart Mother (suite): Ron's well-recalled history.

54 photographs from the original EMI Abbey Road sessions

9 new photographs to make 99 in total, 23000 words

This is the new paperback edition in which:

several corrections have been made (thanks to David Gilmour);

some photographs have been restored to colour;

Ron has written a new Chapter 10 ‘Onward, Dear Mother’ to bring you up to date covering lavish Italian performances, Nick Mason’s ’Saucerful Of Secrets’ inclusion of The Work in their set, and a skeletal Japanese Cow!

Hand Signed by the author - from this site only

The Flaming Cow offers a rare insight into the brilliant but often fraught collaboration between Pink Floyd and Ron Geesin, the result of which became known as Atom Heart Mother - the Floyd's first UK number one album.

From the time drummer Nick Mason visited Geesin's damp basement flat in Notting Hill, to the last game of golf between bassist Roger Waters and Geesin, this book is an unflinching account about how one of Pink Floyd's most celebrated compositions came to life and how it fared in the field, right up to the present.

Alongside unpublished photographs from the Abbey Road recording sessions (the only ones taken) and the subsequent performances in London and Paris, Geesin goes on to describe how the title was chosen, why he was not credited on the record, how he left Hyde Park in tears, and why the group did not much like the work. The Flaming Cow rose again, firstly in France, then in London in 2008.

After 53 years Atom Heart Mother remains a much-loved record, and The Flaming Cow explores its new-found cult status that led to its being studied for the French Baccalaureat (2012-2014) and to continued live performances around the World.


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