Knocked off in two weeks at the same french recording studio Elton John dubbed the Honky Chateau, Pink Floyd's Obscured By Clouds, released June 3, 1972, is the band's third effort at recording music for a soundtrack (following 1968's The Committee and 1969's More). The band actually had to break away from recording Dark Side of The Moon to make their tight movie deadline, as Nick Mason wrote in Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd:
Although it's weighed down by some spacey instrumentals, especially "Absolutely Curtains" with its Mapuga Tribe chanting, Obscured By Clouds offers a number of gems: "The Gold It's In The ...", and "Childhood's End" as well as "Free Four" -- the T.Rex/ Norman Greenbaum "Spirits In The Sky" - like single:
Our choice is "Wot's...Uh The Deal?" which Q Magazine voted the best song from a Pink Floyd Soundtrack.