Pink Floyd - Animals

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Re: Pink Floyd - Animals

Post by vizor » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:46 am

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Re: Pink Floyd - Animals

Post by twcc » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:34 am

Has anyone seen, or heard, anyting regarding the release date for the 5.1 mix ? ... Roger mentioned it months ago but I have seen nothing recently.


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Re: Pink Floyd - Animals

Post by learning+to+fly » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:30 pm


I'm hoping someone can help.

I have just got a new turntable and have dusted off my vinyl and when I came to my copy of Animals I noticed it has a pink ink 'splat' above (about 30mm up and right from) the third cooling tower. Angling the cover it seems to be beneath the varnish and must have occured during print.

It seems to be a 77 pressing (I picked it up second hand in the mid-90's) and I can't find any references to similar copies online.

Does anyone have any info?


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Re: Pink Floyd - Animals

Post by MoreOrLess » Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:00 pm

Bigmanpigman wrote:
Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:44 pm
Yep a truly great album and my equal favourite along with WYWH. But the one thing that has always grated with me is the writing credits. This was the period when Roger was getting far too much up his own arse. Rick and particularly Dave are all over that album, but the credits show it all as Roger apart from a joint credit for David on 'Dogs'. A complete joke.
Floyd really were a good demonstration of the problems with assigning writing credits I would say, the focus on basic melody and lyrics rather than extended instrumental sections. You can see the issue with that going back to something like Money were the instrumental section in the middle is a massive part of its appeal that Gilmour seems to have been the chief architect of.

Its a shame really as Animals to me feels like it could and should have been a blueprint the band stuck to for awhile. Unlike so many of their contemporaries it does have a decent response to Punk/New Wave to it in Waters anger(ironically directed more at the establishment than most Punk) and removing any sense of pretension towards classical form(not something Floyd had ever followed that strongly granted) yet it doesn't loose the bands strengths in dramatic atmospherics. To me its between Meddle and Animals(coincidently my favourite Floyd studio albums) for the album in which Gilmours influence is strongest and whilst Wright has more of a support role its still a very important one.