Pink Floyd - Animals

2016 Remaster on 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl

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Animals is the tenth studio album by English progressive rock band Pink Floyd, originally released in January 1977 via Harvest Records.

Of all of the classic-era Pink Floyd albums, Animals is the strangest and darkest, a record that's hard to initially embrace yet winds up yielding as many rewards as its equally nihilistic successor, The Wall. It isn't that Roger Waters dismisses the human race as either pigs, dogs, or sheep, it's that he's constructed an album whose music is as bleak and bitter as that world view.

Arriving after the warm-spirited (albeit melancholy) Wish You Were Here, the shift in tone comes as a bit of a surprise, and there are even few “proper” songs here. Animals is all extended pieces, yet it never drifts - it slowly, ominously works its way toward its destination.

For an album that so clearly is Waters', David Gilmour's guitar dominates thoroughly, with Richard Wright's keyboards rarely rising above a mood-setting background (such as on the intro to "Sheep"). This gives the music, on occasion, immediacy and actually heightens the dark mood by giving it muscle. It also makes Animals as accessible as it possibly could be, since it surges with bold blues-rock guitar lines and hypnotic space rock textures.

Through it all, though, the utter blackness of Waters' spirit holds true, and since there are no vocal hooks or melodies, everything rests on the mood, the near-nihilistic lyrics, and Gilmour's guitar.

Animals is a great album and totally unique among its rock n roll contemporaries.

Check out the tracks: Pigs On The Wing - Pt. 1”; “Dogs” and “Sheep”.

This 2016 remastered LP on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve with reproduced original artwork is pressed in Europe.

(0190295996963)

Tracklisting:

 

Title

Time

A1

Pigs On The Wing – Part 1

1:25

A2

Dogs

17:03

B1

Pigs (Three Different Ones)

11:25

B2

Sheep

10:25

B3

Pigs On The Wing – Part 2

1:23

SKU 0190295996963
Record Label Pink Floyd Records
Label / Model # Warner
Catalogue Number PFRLP10
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 17 November 2016
Original Release Date (Year) 23 January 1977
Barcode # 0190295996963
Shipping Weight 0.3700kg
Shipping Width 0.008m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000789m3
Type New
Format Pink Floyd Records 2016 Reissue Series, Stereo Remastered Album on 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, Original Artwork Replicated, Gatefold Sleeve, Inner Sleeve
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Progressive Rock
Genre Rock
Format VINYL LP

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