“Animals”, Pink Floyd’s popular album, will be re-release deluxe

“Because the original 1977 album cover was such an indie and iconic piece of art, I had the opportunity to update it, which was really a pretty tough job,” said Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell, who redesigned the album cover for ‘Animals’ (2022).

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This Thursday launchAnimals “by Pink Floyd On Deluxe Gatefold, CD, LP, Blu-ray, and SACD. Single editions will be available at September 16, 2022 With the deluxe version available from October 7. This is the first time the album has been available in 5.1 surround sound.

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“the animals” It is the artist’s tenth studio album home countryoriginally released in January 1977. It was recorded at Britannia Row Studios in London during 1976 and early 1977, and produced by the band members.

The album reached number 2 in the UK and number 3 in the US and is considered one of the band’s best works. David Gilmore, Nick Mason, Roger Waters and Richard Wright contributed to the recording.

Animals 2018 Remix will be released on CD, LP (with gatefold cover), Blu-ray, SACD, and Deluxe Gatefold. Deluxe Gatefold Edition includes LP, CD, Audio Blu-ray, Audio DVD, and 32-page book.

Blu-ray and DVD sound includes a 2018 remix in stereo, 5.1 Surround (both by James Guthrie) and the 1977 original stereo mix.

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The rarely seen 32-page book is the behind-the-scenes photography from the album cover photo combined with live footage and memorabilia.

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The album cover has been reimagined for this release.

Pink Floyd – Pigs on the Wing (Parts 1 & 2)

“the animals” It is a concept album focusing on the social and political conditions of Britain in the mid-1970s and was a departure from the band’s previous style of work.

The album was developed from a collection of songs unrelated to a concept describing the apparent social and moral decay of society, comparing the human condition with that of animals.

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Inspired by George Orwell’s Animal Farm, the album depicts different classes of people as animals with pigs at the top of the social chain descending to sheep as a stray flock that follows what they are told. Then dogs are like bosses. It’s a company that’s getting fat with the money and power it has over other companies.

The popular album cover shows an inflatable pig (now known as Algee) floating between two smokestacks at a Battersea power station, designed by Roger Waters and designed by Storm Thorgerson, a longtime collaborator at Hipgnosis Studios.

For this new edition, artwork has been reimagined for the modern era by Storm’s partner at Hipgnosis, Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell.

By taking new shots of the building as it appeared during recent conversion work, Po experimented with new angles and produced some stunning new shots of the classic original.

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Aubrey Powell explains: “Because the original 1977 album cover was such a distinct, stand-alone piece of art, I had the opportunity to update it, which was a very daunting task, but Hipgnosis took the opportunity to reshoot the image to reflect the change.”

Terry Alexander

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