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26 September 2022

Pink Floyd Hint At Event To Mark The Release Of ‘Animals’ Remix

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Animals 2018 Remix photo by Rupert Truman and Aubrey Powell Hipgnosis (c) Pink Floyd Music Ltd
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Pink Floyd have hinted on social media that the long-awaited release of Animals (2018 Remix) will be celebrated with a mysterious event at Battersea Power Station.

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The post, which appeared on September 23, reads: “To mark the release of Pink Floyd’s Animals 2018 Remix, London’s Battersea Power Station will be an eminently suitable canvas next Wednesday and Thursday, between 8:30pm – 11pm, with a sneak preview on Tuesday night at the same time, as a test run…”

The Deluxe Gatefold version of Animals, to be released on 7 October, 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.

Animals was recorded at the band’s Britannia Row Studios in London throughout 1976 and early 1977, and was produced by the band themselves. The album peaked at No 2 in the UK and No 3 in the US and is considered one of the band’s finest albums. The album was recorded by band members David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Roger Waters and Richard Wright.

Animals is a concept album, focusing on the social-political conditions of mid-70s 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.

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