Pink Floyd Releasing ‘Animals: 2018 Mix’ Reissue 9/16, Marking First Time in 5.1 Surround Sound (Pre-Order)


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On Sept. 16, Warner Music will revisit Animals, the 1977 concept album from Pink Floyd, for a big 2018 Mix reissue available in a variety of formats.

Among the perks of this special release of the epic original album, the 2018 Mix will mark the first time Animals is released in 5.1 Surround Sound.

As for the reissue itself:

Animals 2018 Remix will be released on CD, LP (with gatefold artwork), Blu-ray, SACD and Deluxe Gatefold formats. The Deluxe Gatefold version includes LP, CD, audio Blu-ray, audio DVD and a 32-page book. The Blu-ray and DVD audio include the 2018 remix in Stereo, 5.1 Surround (both by James Guthrie) and the original 1977 Stereo mix. The 32-page booklet features rarely seen behind the scenes photographs of the album sleeve shoot along with live images and memorabilia. The album artwork has been reimagined for this release.

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1. Pigs on the Wing (Part One)
2. Dogs
3. Pigs (Three Different Ones)
4. Sheep
5. Pigs on the Wing (Part Two)

And the story behind Animals and its place in the Pink Floyd catalog:

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.

Comments

  • Dennis says:

    It should include the 8-track version of both Pigs on the Wing mixed together



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