Pink Floyd - Animals

 (2018 Remix + Booklet)





Animals 2018 Remix 180-gram LP Edition!

Remixed and remastered by James Guthrie, Joel Plante and Bernie Grundman

Includes 28-page booklet and a gatefold jacket

The time is now for a coveted 180-gram LP reissue of the Pink Floyd 1977 classic Animals. The reissue presented here was remixed for the first time, and remastered, by James Guthrie, Joel Plante and Bernie Grundman from the original analog tapes. Pressed on 180-gram vinyl, it will be presented in a poly-lined inner sleeve inside a reproduction of the original LP 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."

 



Side A
1. Pigs on the Wing (Part One)
2. Dogs

Side B
1. Pigs (Three Different Ones)
2. Sheep
3. Pigs on the Wing (Part Two)

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

Explosive Drums

posted on 09/18/2022
5 Stars
Reviewer: Brian VanPelt
The pressing is good, but not great (4 out of 5). The recording and mastering are epic though. The soundstage stretches top to bottom, right to left, and from front to back.

The most powerful instrument is the set of drums. This version of Animals has the most booming drums I've ever heard, and their is real viscerality in the sharper strikes. The organ does this wonderful job of painting the real wall from left to right and back again, slowly, during Dogs. The guitar is perfectly great, as usual, but isn't as big of a star as those other instruments. Waters' bass is very clear throughout.

As I listened, I could hear details I have not heard before. Little things, like a sound here or there. The vocals seem to jump out of the wall more than I can remember. Imaging is great and I could pick out all of the instruments even in a crowded song.

The visceral nature has given this version more emotion than I've felt before now. Grade 4.5 (because of the pressing).


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