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"Yesterday there was an event in Hakone for the release of the AHM 50th anniversary edition, which I was able to attend, and I asked general manager of Sony Music Japan at the event how the release process came about.
He told me that the original plan was to use the audio from the film optical soundtrack, but Pink Floyd refused to allow it (because the sound quality was too poor).
Sony sent various sound sources to Pink Floyd, but these were also rejected, and Sony was even told to replace the sound with a live recording from another country, as it was not of Pink Floyd quality.
But Sony's general manager insisted: "We want to make something that will resonate with the Japanese people, so we have to include the Hakone recordings." he persisted.
PF manager said that he would leave the final decision to David Gilmour, and he sent me a sound source that he said I could use. That was stereo audience recording that was used this time"
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...