Pink Floyd – Animals [Reissue] [Remastered] [180 Gram]
- Label: Pink Floyd Records – PFRLP10 / 17203 / 0190295996963
- Country: United States
- Released: 02 Dec 2016
- Genre/Style: Prog Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Classic Rock
- Grade LP: (M-) Sleeve: (M-)
Remastered from the original analogue tapes.
Issued in a gatefold sleeve containing a cardboard inner sleeve with rounded corners, lyrics, publishing credits and copyright credits.
Animals is the tenth studio album by English rock band Pink Floyd. It was first released on 23 January 1977 by Harvest Records in the United Kingdom and by Columbia Records in the United States. It is a concept album that provides a scathing critique of the social-political conditions of late 1970s Britain, and presents a marked change in musical style from their earlier work. Animals was recorded at the band's Britannia Row Studios in London, but its production was punctuated by the early signs of discord that, three years later, would culminate in keyboardist Richard Wright leaving the band. The album's cover image, a pig floating between two chimneys of the Battersea Power Station, was conceived by the band's bassist and lead songwriter Roger Waters, and was designed by long-time collaborator Storm Thorgerson.
The album was released to generally positive reviews in the United Kingdom, where it reached number 2 on the UK Albums Chart. It was also a success in the United States, reaching number 3 on the US Billboard 200, and although it scored on US charts for half a year, steady sales have resulted in its certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) at 4x platinum.