Here’s My Second Upload Peter Green Performing “Albatross” | One Of My Favorite Instrumentals. “Albatross” is the only Fleetwood Mac composition with the distinction of having inspired a Beatles song, “Sun King” from 1969's Abbey Road. One of the earliest uses of the tune was on the soundtrack for the Rainer Werner Fassbinder sci-fi virtual reality film Welt am Draht (usually translated as World on a Wire). An albatross is a bird that sailors believed brought bad luck, hence the expression "An albatross around your neck." The albatross appears in the poem The Rhyme Of The Ancient Mariner by Samuel Coleridge. Fleetwood Mac guitarist Peter Green read the poem as a child, which gave him the idea for the song.