The song “Summer ‘68″ from the band’s fifth studio album “Atom Heart Mother”, written by Richard Wright, was according to him the only song he loved out of all the songs he has ever written for the band, because he thought that in this song he managed to express his true feelings. “Summer ‘68″ took the first position in “The Telegraph” magazine’s list of 50 “hits that never were” - great album tracks that became forgotten and underrated.
Today, October 2nd, is the 46th birthday of “Atom Heart Mother”.
Pink Floyd’s 5th studio album, “Atom Heart Mother” was recorded between February and August 1970, and was released in the same year. It is notable for being their first album not to feature the band’s name on the cover, which would eventually become a trend for Pink Floyd. The album sold about 900,000 copies worldwide, and peaked at 1st in the UK charts and 55th in the US Billboard 200.