Summer '68

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"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)
Songwriter(s) Richard Wright
Producer(s) Pink Floyd, Norman Smith
Pink Floyd singles chronology
"One of These Days"
"Summer '68"
"Free Four"
"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. Its lyrics describe Wright's meeting with a groupie.


In a retrospective review for the Atom Heart Mother album, Irving Tan of Sputnik Music gave "Summer '68" a positive review, describing it as "the catchiest and most-accessible track on the album."[4] Tan really enjoyed Wright's vocals, the "bombastic trumpet solo breaks", and believed the track had "a groovy chorus".[4]

In another retrospective review for the Atom Heart Mother album, IGN described "Summer '68" as "a catchy, fast and happy pop tune written and sung by Richard Wright" that's "one of the few songs Wright has ever done for Pink Floyd and it's actually pretty fine."[5]



  • 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. 
  4. ^ a b Tan, Irving (18 September 2010). "Review: Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother | Sputnikmusic". Retrieved 23 July 2017. 
  5. ^ "Reader Review: Atom Heart Mother". IGN. 11 December 2003. Retrieved 14 August 2017. 

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