Pink Floyd-Animals-Frontal

Original LP Cover.

Studio album by Pink Floyd
Released 23 January 1977
Recorded April - December 1976
Genre Progressive rock, Hard rock
Length 41:41
Label Harvest, Columbia
Producer Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd chronology
Wish You Were Here
The Wall

Animals is the twelveth studio album by English progressive rock group Pink Floyd, released in January 1977. A concept album, it provides a scathing critique of the social-political conditions of late 1970s Britain, and also is an answer to the emerging Punk movement in London. The album presents a marked change in musical style from their earlier work.

Animals was recorded at the band's studio, Britannia Row, in London, but its production was punctuated by the early signs of discord that three years later would culminate in keyboardist Richard Wright almost leaving the band.

The album's cover image, a pig floating between two chimneys on Battersea Power Station, was conceived by bassist and writer Roger Waters, and photographed by long-time collaborators Hipgnosis.

Differences with OTL

  • Pigs On The Wing is still split into two parts, but renamed as "Pigs On The Wing" and "Pigs On The Wing (Reprise)". The song was released as single, with a solo between the parts.
  • During the production of the album, Snowy White gets more involved in the album, receiving one credit in Dogs.
  • In Sheep, Waters sings the versus, while Gilmour sings the chorus of the song.

Track listing

Side One

No. Title Music Lead vocals Length
1. "Pigs on the Wing" Waters Waters 1:25
2. "Dogs" Waters, Snowy White Gilmour, Waters 17:03
Total Length: 18:28

Side Two

No. Title Music Lead vocals Length
1. "Pigs (Three Different Ones)" Waters Waters 11:28
2. "Sheep" Waters Waters, Gilmour 10:20
3. "Pigs on the Wing (Reprise)" Waters Waters 1:23
Total Length: 23:13

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