Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Vinyl Feature: Pink Floyd - Animals

There is no other band in history that ever sounded quite the same as Pink Floyd, and with their largely experimental style of music they succeeded in becoming one of the stand out studio bands of their era. Their combination of progressive and psychedelic rock soon became very well known to many millions of ardent fans worldwide. Myself included!

The album featured here is Animals and in 1977 was the tenth album to be released by Pink Floyd in a long line of successful albums. The cover is a photograph of a pig floating between two chimneys at Battersea Power Station which was conceived by Roger Waters but photographed by an English art design group called Hipgnosis.

When released Animals made number 2 on the UK Albums Chart, number 3 on the US Billboard 200, number 3 on the Swedish album charts, and number 1 in New Zealand.

Front of Cover
Back of Cover
Fully opened Inside of Gatefold Cover
Fully opened Outside of Gatefold Cover
My particular copy was printed in Sweden.

The lyrics used on the album were also printed on the inner record sleeve.

Side one
1. "Pigs on the Wing (Part I)"
2. "Dogs"
Side two
1. "Pigs (Three Different Ones)"
2. "Sheep"
3. "Pigs on the Wing (Part II)"

I purchased this copy from Malmsjö HiFi in Helsingborg where the owner has a box of good quality second hand LP's available at a very reasonable price. Tell him I sent you!

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