Available on Vinyl for the First Time in Over 20 Years: Audiophile 180g Vinyl LP of Pink Floyd's Animals Mastered from the Original Master Tapes
The LP reissue program on Pink Floyd Records continues with the release of the dark and mercurial Animals, the first time it has been issued in over twenty years. After over eight months of continuous recording at their own Britannia Row studios in 1976, Animals was originally released in 1977 amidst a drastically changing musical landscape. Inspired by George Orwell's Animal Farm, Animals provides an analysis of the social-political society of 1970's Britain, and was also created as a response to the punk rock movement at the time.
Anchored by Roger Waters' pointed songwriting and David Gilmour's stunning guitar work, the underrated Animals finds the band in transition yet again offering constructs that would come to full fruition on ambitious successor The Wall. The album cover, featuring 'Algie' the pig floating above London's Battersea Power Station, is amongst Pink Floyd's most recognizable, while Algie was most recently sighted above London's V&A Museum to launch The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains.
Animals joins the first seven Pink Floyd albums (The Piper at The Gates Of Dawn, A Saucerful Of Secrets, More, Ummagumma, Atom Heart Mother, Meddle, and Obscured By Clouds) in having been remastered in 2016 from the original master tapes and pressed on heavyweight 180 gram vinyl, with packaging based closely on the original LP sleeves.