From the 1971 Look at Yourself album, this is a ten minute song which was essentially put together from different ideas from Ken Hensley and David Byron. While recording the album, the band noticed that they had three separate parts of compositions that were all in C minor, so they tried putting them together, thus those parts became the intro, verse and chorus build-up of July Morning.
After becoming a classic, the song has been the inspiration for a Bulgarian tradition named after the song. Every June 30, Bulgarians from all over the country travel to the coast of the Black Sea to watch the rising of the sun on the 1st of July. They often sing the song while the celebration takes place.