Summer '68

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For the song by Bryan Adams, see Summer of '69.
"Summer '68"
Single by Pink Floyd
from the album Atom Heart Mother
A-side "Julia Dream"
(Japan) [1]
Released 10 October 1970
Format 7"
Recorded July 1970 at Abbey Road Studios, London
Genre Progressive rock, psychedelic rock
Length 5:28
Label EMI Columbia (UK)
Tower (US)
Writer(s) Richard Wright
Producer(s) Pink Floyd, Norman Smith
Pink Floyd singles chronology
"One of These Days"
"Julia Dream"/
"Summer '68"
"Free Four"

"Summer '68" is a song by Pink Floyd on their 1970 album Atom Heart Mother.[2][3]


Written and sung by Rick Wright, "Summer '68" was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in July 1970. The song is unique in the band's oeuvre as Wright created layers of vocal harmonies similar to the sound of The Beach Boys. The song was never performed live by the band.

It is the final Pink Floyd song with lyrics written solely by Wright.



  • Abbey Road Session Pops Orchestra – brass


  1. ^ "The Official Site". Pink Floyd. 
  2. ^ Strong, Martin C. (2004). The Great Rock Discography (7th ed.). Edinburgh: Canongate Books. p. 1177. ISBN 1-84195-551-5. 
  3. ^ Mabbett, Andy (1995). The Complete Guide to the Music of Pink Floyd. London: Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-7119-4301-X. 

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