Remixed and remastered by James Guthrie, Joel Plante and Bernie Grundman
Includes 28-page booklet and a gatefold picture sleeve
Animals is a concept album, focusing on the social-political conditions of mid-1970s Britain, and was a change from the style of the band’s earlier work. The album was developed from a collection of unrelated songs into a concept which describes the apparent social and moral decay of society, likening the human condition to that of animals. Taking inspiration from George Orwell’s Animal Farm, the album depicts the different classes of people as animals with pigs being at the top of the social chain, dropping down to the sheep as the mindless herd following what they are told, with dogs as the business bosses getting fat on the money and power they hold over the other. Although it’s been a long time since 1977, the narrative of the album still resonates today as our social and economic situation mirrors that of the time.
Animals reached No. 2 in the U.K., and No. 3 in the U.S.. Thanks to the album and the band’s back catalog, noted The Guinness Book of British Hit Albums, “Pink Floyd bested Abba for most weeks on chart (in 1977), 108 to 106.”
NME called Animals “one of the most extreme, relentless, harrowing and downright iconoclastic hunks of music to have been made available this side of the sun,” and Melody Maker’s Karl Dallas described it as “(an) uncomfortable taste of reality in a medium that has become in recent years, increasingly soporific.”
1. Pigs on the Wing (Part One)
1. Pigs (Three Different Ones)
3. Pigs on the Wing (Part Two)
Also available as a Blu-ray release.
Animals 2018 Remix Blu-ray edition Remixed for 5.1 surround sound and stereo from the original analog master tapes by Pink Floyd Producer/Engineer James Guthrie.
Also includes the 1977 original stereo mix by Brian Humphries.
Includes special Blu-ray gatefold card sleeve and 16-page booklet
The time for the Blu-ray release Pink Floyd fans have coveted — Animals in 5.1 surround and stereo — is here. The iconic 1977 Pink Floyd album has been remixed for the first time by longtime producer/engineer James Guthrie.
Special Blu-Ray gatefold card sleeve
2018 Remix — Stereo: 24-bit/192kHz Uncompressed, dts-HD MA
2018 Remix — 5.1 Surround: 24-bit/96kHz Uncompressed, dts-HD MA
1977 Original Stereo: 24-bit/192kHz Uncompressed, dts-HD MA
1. Pigs On The Wing 1
3. Pigs (Three Different Ones)
5. Pigs On The Wing 2
I hear you asking what about the pig?
Well, similar to Queen’s ‘Frank’ Robot, this is an exclusively French 1977 original 31″ high by 48″ long [approx] nearly full size Piggie, as seen on the front of the ‘Animals’ LP sleeve, with a 20″ long tray on its back for displaying a goodly quantity of said LPs above the banner ‘PINK FLOYD “animals”‘ as it says on the side of the tray. Being made of plastic, it doesn’t eat much, so you can do away with messy Stys, fields, mucking out, etc. and just enjoy it for what it is. Lovingly shaded in various piggy hues with green for grass between its legs, the ensemble is made from two halves of moulded pink plastic riveted together to form a very sturdy unit indeed. It could even double as a crib, should you so wish to torment your infant. Near life-size, this is a sight to behold, the ultimate Floyd collectables!
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PINK FLOYD A Saucerful Of Secrets (1969 UK second issue of the 1968 7-track stereo LP on the 'one box' Columbia label, front laminated flipback Garrod & Lofthouse sleeve designed by Hipgnosis. This label design was only used from 1969 until the introduction of the two box label in mid 1970. The sleeve shows moderate shelfwear with some creasing to the laminate and minor edge scuffing, there is a 'dymotape' name annotation to the A Side label with the vinyl remaining in VG+/EX- condition with just a few light surface scuffs to show for over fifty years SCX6258)
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PINK FLOYD Ummagumma (Rare 1969 UK first pressing 9-track double LP with 'The Gramophone Co' label text around label rim & without EMI logos, front laminated gatefold 'Gigi' picture sleeve. The sleeve has a small split to the top & scuff to the front with some creasing to the corners but nothing excessive. The vinyl remains in VG/VG+ condition with just light surface scuffs and hairlines evident although none that affect play. A Respectable, if not mint, copy of this hard tofind first issueSHDW1/2)
- Pink Floyd - The Final Cut - 2nd - Stickered - UK - vinyl LP - £40.00, $45.60, €46.00 (New Item) (arrived 27-Sep-2022 10:22)on October 6, 2022 at 4:24 am
PINK FLOYD The Final Cut (1983 UK 12-track vinyl LP with picture labels, housed in the title stickered gatefold picture sleeve with lyrics across the inner spread & black coded inner. The sleeve shows minimal wear and the vinyl looks barely played SHPF1983)
- Pink Floyd - One Of These Days - Red - Japanese - 7" vinyl - £145.00, $165.30, €166.75 (New Item) (arrived 27-Sep-2022 14:54)on October 6, 2022 at 4:24 am
PINK FLOYD One Of These Days (Rare 1971 Japanese 7" single pressed on 'Everclean' Red Vinyl by Toshiba Musical Industries, also including Seamus, unique picture insert with ¥400 price point, Japanese text & English lyrics for Seamus on the reverse. The insert displays just light wear or signs of age, whilst the vinyl has minimal signs of play OR-2935)
- Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here - 2nd(A) - Complete - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £150.00, $171.00, €172.50 (New Item) (arrived 27-Sep-2022 16:16)on October 6, 2022 at 4:24 am
PINK FLOYD Wish You Were Here (1975 UK second issue 5-track vinyl LP, housed in an iconic picture sleeve complete with round cornered lyric inner & serated edge 'diving man' postcard. Though not sealed, this one previous owner example is stillinits original open black shrinkwrap with the circular title sticker attached. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear with the inner and postcard showing just the lightest signs of foxing. The the vinyl remains in Excellent conditionwith just a couple of light surface scuffs to show for over forty years. Recommended SHVL814)