Pink Floyd - Animals

180 Gram Black Vinyl LP Record, Remaster

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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.

This album is a 2016 remaster on heavyweight black vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeve, pressed in the US via Pink Floyd Records.

(11991)

Tracklisting:

 

No.

Track

Time

A1

Pigs On The Wing (Part One)

1:24

A2

Dogs

17:05

B1

Pigs (Three Different Ones)

11:26

B2

Sheep

10:19

B3

Pigs On The Wing (Part Two)

1:27

SKU 11991
Record Label Pink Floyd Records
Label / Model # Sony
Catalogue Number PFRLP10
Country US - United States
Release Date (Year) 01 December 2016
Original Release Date (Year) 23 January 1977
Barcode # 888751842717
Shipping Weight 0.4100kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000986000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 180 Gram Heavyweight Black Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Prined Inner Sleeve, Remastered Audio, Reissue
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Progressive Rock
Format VINYL LP

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