PINK FLOYD - Animals 12" Vinyl LP Album

Pink Floyd's "Animals" 12" vinyl LP, released in 1977, stands as a rare and iconic piece in music history. Distinguished by its uncovered catalognr, gatefold cover devoid of titles, and unique record label details, it's a collector's treasure. Crafted with precision at Britannia Row Studios, the album boasts visionary design by Roger Waters, graphics by Nick Mason, and an inflatable pig by E,R,G Amsterdam, making it a timeless and cherished artifact.

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"Animals" Album Description:

In the vast realm of music history, certain releases stand out not just for their sonic brilliance but also for the distinctive marks they bear. Pink Floyd's "Animals" 12" vinyl LP is one such gem that has left an indelible imprint on collectors and enthusiasts alike, thanks to its rare attributes and exceptional production.

Released during a pivotal period in music history in 1977, "Animals" is not merely a collection of songs but a manifestation of artistic innovation and avant-garde design. The unique characteristics of this album go beyond the auditory experience, delving into the physical manifestation of the music itself.

The Uncovered Catalognr: A Clue to Rarity

One of the distinguishing features of the rare release is the placement of the catalognr on the label. Unlike later versions where it is discreetly blacked out in the upper right half, the original version proudly displays it on the bottom right half. The seemingly subtle differences in the spacing within the catalognr offer enthusiasts a means of identifying the correct version, such as the variations 064-7 46128 and 064-74 6128.

Gatefold Album Cover: A Canvas of Mystery

The album cover, presented in a gatefold design, holds a mystique that sets it apart from subsequent releases. Notably, there is an absence of both the album title and the band name, inviting listeners into a visual journey unburdened by conventional expectations. The decision to forgo printing the catalognr on the cover further adds to its enigmatic allure.

Back Cover Barcode and Catalog Numbers: A Barcode Revelation

Turning the album to its back cover reveals a barcode on the top-right, accompanied by the catalognr 0 77774 61281 4. The juxtaposition of these details, along with the additional catalognr 064 7 46128 1 and 264-7 46127 4, becomes a key identifier. Meanwhile, the bottom left corner houses crucial information, including the label code "LC 1305" and the copyright details - (P) 1977 PINK FLOYD MUSIC LTD.

Record Label Elegance: A Symphony in Blue and Black

The vinyl's record label, adorned in light blue with black text, adds to the aesthetic charm. The label code "LC 1305" graces the top half, while the presence of the German societies "GEMA" and "STEMRA" on the right bottom half emphasizes its international character. The catalognr, 064-74 6128 1, holds a prominent place, distinguishing itself from other iterations.

The Creative Minds Behind the Scenes

A closer look at the album production unveils the meticulous efforts invested in crafting this musical masterpiece. Engineered by Brian Humphries and recorded at Britannia Row Studios, London, the album carries the signature sleeve design by Roger Waters. The visionary graphics by Nick Mason and the stunning photography by a team including Aubrey Powell and Peter Christopherson contribute to the visual narrative.

Inflatable Pig and Album Packaging: An Artistic Flourish

The album's packaging, presented in a Fold Open Cover (FOC), also known as a Gatefold cover, adds a tactile dimension to the listening experience. The inflatable pig, designed by E,R,G Amsterdam, becomes a symbol of the album's artistic prowess, adding an unconventional touch to its visual identity.

Collector's notes for PINK FLOYD - Animals ( detailed background information on the persons working on this album)

This PINK FLOYD - Animals can be identified / distinguished by the following attributes :

Catalognr's: The catalognrs used for this album look very similar across various releases, however the spacing inside the catalognr is different and may be used to identify the correct version.
For example: 064-7 46128 and 064-74 6128

Album Front Cover Details:

  • This album comes in a gatefold album cover and a custom inner sleeve (OIS).

How can the album cover be distinguished from other versions of this album

  • There is no album-title and no band-name printed on the album cover.
  • There is NO catalognr printed on the album cover.

Album Back Cover Details:

How does the album back cover be different from other versions

  • There is a barcode printed on the top-right album's back cover , with right below it the catalognr

0 77774 61281 4 (barcode number)
064 7 46128 1
264-7 46127 4

  • On the bottom left corner of the album's back cover there is:

LC 1305

This album comes with a black and white custom inner sleeve. Both pages of the inner sleeve have lyrics of the songs. On one page of the inner sleeve we can see the catalognr near the bottom right corner.
064-7 46128 1

Album Record Label Details:

Record label information:

  • The main colours of the label are light blue with the text printed in black.
  • The label code "LC 1305" is printed on the top half of the label near 1 o'clock
  • The Right Societies "GEMA" and "STEMRA" are printed on the right bottom half of the record's label.
  • The catalognr is also printed on the right bottom half of the label.

064-74 6128 1

  • Note: other releases of this album have this catalognr blackened out and printed on upper half of the label .
  • The rim-text on the label runs from 2 o'clock to 10 o'clock and is printed in the German language. The rim-text ends with "MADE IN GERMANY"
Album Fact Sheet: PINK FLOYD - Animals

Music Genre:

 Prog Rock, Acid/Psych 

Album Production: 

Roger Waters Pink Floyd Music Publishers Ltd 1977 ,

Engineerd by Brian Humphries,

Recorded Brittania Row Studios, London,

Sleeve design by Roger Waters,

Organized by Storm Thorgerson, Aubrey Powell ( both founders of the Hipgnosis Design Group)

Graphics: Nick Mason

Photography; Aubrey Powell, Peter Christopherson, Howard Bartrop, Nic Tucker, Bob Ellis, Rob Brimson, Colin Jones

Inflatable Pig designed by E,R,G Amsterdam

Record Label Information:

 Harvest – 064-74 6128 1

Album Packaging:

This 12" LP black vinyl music record comes comes in a Fold Open Cover (FOC), which is also also known as a Gatefold cover. The inner pages of this album cover contains photos

This album "PINK FLOYD - Animals" includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by and artwork/photos

Record Format:

 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 280 gram  
Country:  Germany and Netherlands
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: PINK FLOYD - Animals
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • David Gilmour – Lead Guitar

    David Gilmour (Full-name: David Jon Gilmour) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter, best known as the guitarist, co-lead vocalist and one of the main songwriters of the rock band Pink Floyd. He was born on 6 March 1946, in Cambridge, England.


    Gilmour began playing guitar at a young age and formed his first band, Jokers Wild, in 1962. He later joined the band Bullitt, which also included future Pink Floyd member, Roger Waters. In 1968, he was invited to join Pink Floyd as a replacement for the band's original lead vocalist and guitarist, Syd Barrett, who had become increasingly unreliable due to his use of psychedelic drugs.

    Gilmour quickly established himself as an integral member of Pink Floyd, contributing to the band's songwriting and providing lead vocals on many of their songs. He played an important role in the band's success, particularly with the release of their critically acclaimed and commercially successful album "The Dark Side of the Moon" (1973), "Wish You Were Here" (1975) and "The Wall" (1979)

    In addition to his work with Pink Floyd, Gilmour has also released several solo albums , including "David Gilmour" (1978), "About Face" (1984), "On an Island" (2006), "Rattle That Lock" (2015) and "No One Home" (2020)

    Throughout his career, Gilmour has been recognized as one of the greatest guitar players of all time and has been awarded with numerous accolades, including several Ivor Novello Awards, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Pink Floyd in 1996. He continues to perform and record music, and remains an influential figure in the music industry

    He is the first child of Douglas Gilmour and Sylvia Wilson.

    On 7 July 1975, he married Virginia "Ginger", Hasenbein. He married Polly Samson in 1994. He was 29 years old when he married Virginia "Ginger", Hasenbein. He was 48 years old when he married Polly Samson. He got divorced from Virginia "Ginger", Hasenbein around 1994.

  • Roger Waters – Lead And Harmony Vocals, Guitars

    George Roger Waters, known by his stage name Roger Waters, was born on 6 September 1943 in Great Bookham, Surrey, England. He grew up in a musical family, with his father Eric Fletcher Waters being a schoolteacher and a talented pianist. Waters developed a passion for music at an early age, learning to play the piano and the clarinet.


    In his teenage years, Waters discovered rock and roll music, which ignited his desire to pursue a career in the industry. He formed his first band, The Abdabs, in 1962 while attending Regent Street Polytechnic (now the University of Westminster) in London. The Abdabs later evolved into Sigma 6 and eventually became Pink Floyd in 1965, with Waters on bass guitar and vocals.

    As a founding member of Pink Floyd, Waters played a pivotal role in shaping the band's sound and artistic direction. He quickly established himself as the primary lyricist and conceptual leader of the group. Waters' introspective and thought-provoking lyrics became a signature element of Pink Floyd's music, exploring themes of alienation, politics, and human nature.

    Throughout his tenure with Pink Floyd, Waters penned many of the band's most iconic songs, including "The Wall", "Wish You Were Here", "Another Brick in the Wall", and "Money". His creative vision and innovative ideas led to the production of several groundbreaking albums, such as "The Dark Side of the Moon" (1973), "Wish You Were Here" (1975), and "The Wall" (1979), which are considered timeless classics in the realm of rock music.

    Waters' contributions extended beyond his songwriting abilities. He also provided lead vocals on numerous Pink Floyd tracks and was recognized for his exceptional bass guitar skills. His stage presence and charismatic performances captivated audiences around the world during the band's live shows.

    However, tensions within Pink Floyd began to escalate in the late 1970s, leading to conflicts over creative control and personal differences between the band members. These tensions culminated in Waters' departure from Pink Floyd in 1985, after which the band continued without him.

    Following his departure from Pink Floyd, Waters embarked on a successful solo career. He released his debut solo album, "The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking", in 1984, which was followed by several critically acclaimed albums, including "Radio K.A.O.S" (1987), "Amused to Death" (1992), and "Is This the Life We Really Want?" (2017). Waters' solo work often continued his exploration of sociopolitical issues and personal introspection.

    Apart from his musical pursuits, Waters has been actively involved in various political and social causes. He is known for his advocacy of human rights and has used his platform to raise awareness about global conflicts and injustices. His concerts often incorporate political and social messages, promoting peace and social equality.

    Roger Waters' contributions to music and his influence on rock as a genre are immeasurable. His introspective songwriting, powerful vocals, and willingness to tackle complex subjects have earned him a dedicated fan base worldwide. Despite the challenges he faced throughout his career, Waters continues to be a prolific artist and an influential figure in the music industry.

  • Nick Mason – Drums, Percussion
  • Richard Wright - Keyboards

    Rick "Richard" Wright, born on 28 July 1943, was an English musician and songwriter best known as a founding member and keyboardist of the progressive rock band Pink Floyd. He made significant contributions to the band's sound with his skillful playing of the piano, organ, mellotron, vibraphone, and his occasional vocal performances. Wright's musical talent and innovative approach to keyboards played a crucial role in shaping Pink Floyd's unique sound.


    Richard William Wright was born in Hatch End, Middlesex, England. His passion for music developed at a young age, and he began playing the piano at the age of seven. Wright's formal music education began at the Regent Street Polytechnic in London, where he studied architecture. It was during this time that he met future Pink Floyd members Roger Waters and Nick Mason. The trio formed several bands together, ultimately leading to the creation of Pink Floyd in 1965, with the addition of Syd Barrett.

    Wright's keyboard skills and melodic sensibilities became an integral part of Pink Floyd's sound. He was known for his ability to create atmospheric textures and intricate arrangements that complemented the band's progressive and psychedelic rock style. Wright's use of the Hammond organ, Mellotron, and later, synthesizers, helped define the band's sonic identity.

    During Pink Floyd's early years, Wright shared songwriting duties with Waters and Barrett, contributing tracks such as "Remember a Day" and "See-Saw". However, as Waters took on a more dominant role in the band's songwriting, Wright's contributions diminished, leading to some tensions within the group. Despite this, Wright remained an essential creative force, particularly in the studio, where his keyboard work added depth and richness to the band's recordings.

    Wright's contributions to Pink Floyd extended beyond his instrumental prowess. He provided backing and occasional lead vocals on several songs, including "Time", "Echoes", and "The Great Gig in the Sky". His soft and haunting voice added a unique touch to the band's repertoire, showcasing his versatility as a musician.

    However, as Pink Floyd's success grew, so did the internal conflicts. Following the release of the album "The Wall" in 1979, tensions within the band reached a breaking point, and Wright left Pink Floyd during the recording of their subsequent album, "The Final Cut". Following his departure, he embarked on a solo career, releasing albums such as "Wet Dream" (1978) and "Broken China" (1996).

    Wright's solo work showcased his talents as a composer and his penchant for atmospheric and introspective music. He continued to explore different musical styles, incorporating elements of jazz and classical music into his compositions. Despite pursuing solo projects, Wright remained closely connected to his Pink Floyd bandmates and made guest appearances on their albums and during their live performances.

    In 1987, Wright officially reunited with Pink Floyd, and the band released the album "A Momentary Lapse of Reason". Wright's return injected new energy into the group and helped recapture some of their earlier magic. He played a significant role in subsequent albums, including "The Division Bell" (1994) and "The Endless River" (2014).

    Rick Wright's contributions to Pink Floyd's legacy cannot be overstated. His keyboard wizardry and musical intuition were vital in creating the band's sonic landscapes and iconic albums. While often overshadowed by the larger-than-life personas of other band members, Wright's quiet and understated presence made an indelible mark on the history of rock music.

    Tragically, Rick Wright passed away on September 15, 2008, after a battle with cancer. His untimely death left a void in the world of music, but his remarkable
    legacy lives on through his timeless contributions to Pink Floyd's discography and the lasting impact he made on the world of progressive rock.

  • Guest Musicians:
  • Snowy White
Complete Track-listing of the album "PINK FLOYD - Animals"

The detailed tracklist of this record "PINK FLOYD - Animals" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. Pigs on the Wing 1
  2. Dogs
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. Pigs (Three different ones)
  2. Sheep
  3. Pigs on the Wing 2
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Index of PINK FLOYD Animals Vinyl Album Discography and Album Cover Gallery
PINK FLOYD - Animals (France) 12" Vinyl LP
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EMI Harvest 2C 068-98434 , 1977 , France

Pink Floyd's 1977 "Animals" French release, adorned with a distinctive catalog number, showcases Roger Waters' production brilliance. Engineered by Brian Humphries at Britannia Row Studios, London, the album boasts Waters' artistic sleeve design and an inflatable pig by E,R,G Amsterdam. Amidst the progressive 1970s music scene, "Animals" stands as a timeless blend of musical innovation and conceptual storytelling, solidifying Pink Floyd's enduring influence. The French version adds a collector's touch to this iconic piece of rock history.

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PINK FLOYD - Animals (Germany 1st Pressing) 12" Vinyl LP
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Harvest 1C 064-98 434 , 1977 , Germany

Pink Floyd's 1977 "Animals" German release, a 12" Vinyl LP, is a collector's gem with a gatefold cover and original inner sleeve. Harvest label 1C 064-98 434 showcases Roger Waters' sleeve design and an inflatable pig by E,R,G Amsterdam. Recorded at Britannia Row Studios, London, engineered by Brian Humphries, the album encapsulates Pink Floyd's innovative spirit, making it a timeless piece in the vibrant 1977 music landscape.

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PINK FLOYD - Animals (Germany Pink Vinyl) 12" Vinyl LP
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Harvest 1C 064.98 434 / LC 1305 , 1977 , Germany

Pink Floyd's 1977 "Animals" shines as a musical and visual marvel, with a distinctive German release on pink vinyl. Roger Waters' meticulous craftsmanship at Britannia Row Studios is evident in the sonic brilliance. The gatefold cover, designed by Waters and executed by the Hipgnosis Design Group, complements the iconic inflatable pig. This limited edition's farbige pressung status adds a collector's touch, encapsulating Pink Floyd's innovative spirit in a timeless gem.

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PINK FLOYD - Animals (Germany 4th Edition) 12" Vinyl LP
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 Harvest – 064-74 6128 1 , 1977 , Germany & Netherlands

This is the hard to find (rare) release of Pink Floyd's Animal album which has an uncovered catalognr on the bottom right half of the label. Later releases of this album have this catalognr blacked-out and printed in the upper right half of the record label.

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PINK FLOYD - Animals (Gt. Britain 1st Pressing) 12" Vinyl LP
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Harvest SHVL 815 , Barking Dog Blue Picture Label , 1977 , Gt. Britain

Pink Floyd's "Animals" 12" Vinyl LP, Britain's 1st pressing, captivates collectors with stamper codes, no scan codes, and unique inner sleeve. Released in 1977 on Harvest Records, its production showcases Roger Waters' influence, Brittania Row Studios' engineering, and collaborative visual design by Hipgnosis. The iconic Inflatable Pig adds a distinct touch. Labeled "1977 Made in Gt Britain," the album's enduring legacy lies in its musical brilliance and meticulous craftsmanship.

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PINK FLOYD - Animals Gt. Britain) 12" Vinyl LP
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SHVL 815  , 1977 , Gt. Britain

Pink Floyd's 1977 "Animals" LP, produced by Roger Waters, is a landmark in progressive rock. Recorded at Britannia Row Studios in London, engineered by Brian Humphries, the album features Waters' thematic brilliance and iconic sleeve design. Its socio-political commentary, inspired by Orwell's "Animal Farm," makes it a timeless masterpiece. The album's experimental nature and sonic richness define Pink Floyd's artistic evolution during a pivotal period in music history.

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PINK FLOYD - Animals (Japan + OBI) 12" Vinyl LP
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CBS / Sony Japan 25Ap 340 , 1977 , Japan

Pink Floyd's 1977 "Animals" Japanese 12" Vinyl LP is a musical relic, adorned with an OBI strip, gatefold design, and a four-page leaflet in Japanese. The production includes an original thick paper inner sleeve with complete lyrics. Cataloged as CBS/Sony Japan 25Ap 340, this edition, "Made in Japan," signifies a unique blend of artistry, cultural richness, and craftsmanship, encapsulating the essence of the late '70s music scene.This web-page has hi-res photos of the album covers, record label and a detailed description.

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PINK FLOYD - Animals (Netherlands I) 12" Vinyl LP
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Harvest – 5C 062-98434 , 1977 , Netherlands

Pink Floyd's "Animals," released in January 1977 in the Netherlands, is a groundbreaking concept album critiquing 1970s Britain's social-political landscape. Its three tracks serve as allegories for societal classes. The Dutch vinyl, cataloged as Harvest – 5C 062-98434, features a Gatefold cover revealing artwork, lyrics, and production details. This release, marked by its European imprint, contributed to the album's enduring legacy, resonating beyond its temporal origins and shaping the progressive rock genre.

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PINK FLOYD - Animals (Netherlands II) 12" Vinyl LP
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  Harvest 1A 064-98434 , 1977 , Netherlands

Pink Floyd's "Animals" 12" Vinyl LP, released in the Netherlands in 1977 under Harvest 1A 064-98434, is a sonic masterpiece and collector's gem. With a distinctive gatefold cover and thick custom inner sleeve featuring complete lyrics, it embodies the 1970s vinyl era. Meticulously produced in Holland, it reflects the progressive rock ethos, offering a timeless connection to the band's exploration of societal issues.

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PINK FLOYD - Animals (Yugoslavia) 12" Vinyl LP
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Jugoton LSHV 78003 , 1977 , Yugoslavia

Pink Floyd's "Animals" 12" Vinyl LP, released by Jugoton in Yugoslavia, stands as a sonic masterpiece and visual marvel. Produced by Roger Waters and Pink Floyd Music Publishers Ltd in 1977, its Britannia Row Studios recording reflects meticulous craftsmanship. The gatefold cover, designed by Roger Waters and curated by Hipgnosis, adds a visual dimension. Addressing societal issues, this album remains an enduring symbol of musical and artistic brilliance from the late 1970s.

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