Pink Floyd has announced that the long-awaited 2018 remix of their 1977 album ‘Animals’ will be released on September 16, 2022 by Warner Music [Sony Music outside Europe], with the Deluxe version following on October 7. The album will be accessible in 5.1 Surround Sound for the first time.

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‘Animals 2018 Remix’ will be available as a CD, LP (with gatefold artwork), Blu-ray, SACD, and Deluxe Gatefold. Vinyl, CD, audio Blu-ray, audio DVD, and a 32-page book are included in the Deluxe Gatefold edition. The audio on the Blu-ray and DVD include the 2018 Stereo remix, 5.1 Surround (both by James Guthrie), and the original 1977 Stereo mix.

The 32-page booklet includes never-before-seen behind-the-scenes photos from the album jacket shot, as well as live images and memorabilia. The famous artwork from the record has been reworked for the forthcoming edition.

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“With the original 1977 album cover being such an iconic piece of stand-alone art, I had the chance to update it, which was a rather daunting task,” Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell, Storm Thorgerson’s Hipgnosis colleague who redesigned the album cover for the current period, says. “Hipgnosis took the opportunity to re-photograph the image to reflect a changing world, and by using modern digital colouring techniques I kept Pink Floyd’s rather bleak message of moral decay using the Orwellian themes of animals, the pig ‘Algie’, faithful to the message of the album.”

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‘Animals,’ which was released in January 1977, was produced at the band’s Britannia Row Studios in London throughout 1976 and early 1977, and was produced entirely by the band. The album made it to number two in the United Kingdom and number three in the United States.