"Summer '68" is a song by Pink Floyd on their album Atom Heart Mother. Written and sung by Richard Wright, it is about a one night stand, likely with a groupie, and the return to habitual life. The soft piano intro contrasts with the bombastic trumpet solo breaks in the middle and end of the song, the latter breaks echoing the "Father's Shout" theme from the "Atom Heart Mother" suite. Unlike the classical-inspired Sysyphus on Ummagumma, "Summer '68" sees Wright returning to lyrical rather than instrumental song writing.
The song also hints at the tedium of touring and a desire to escape from it all: 'My friends are lying in the sun, I wish that I was there…'
Richard Wright - Vocals, Piano, Organ
Roger Waters - Bass
David Gilmour - Acoustic guitar. Background Vocals
Nick Mason - Drums
Abbey Road Session Pops Orchestra - brass
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