Original LP Cover.
|Studio album by Pink Floyd|
|Released||23 January 1977|
|Recorded||April - December 1976|
|Genre||Progressive rock, Hard rock|
|Pink Floyd chronology|
|Wish You Were Here|
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.
|1.||"Pigs on the Wing"||Waters||Waters||1:25|
|2.||"Dogs"||Waters, Snowy White||Gilmour, Waters||17:03|
|Total Length: 18:28|
|1.||"Pigs (Three Different Ones)"||Waters||Waters||11:28|
|3.||"Pigs on the Wing (Reprise)"||Waters||Waters||1:23|
|Total Length: 23:13|