PINK FLOYD ANIMALS - 12" Vinyl LP Album

German Release on Pink Coloured Vinyl and Gatefold Album Cover

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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"Animals"Album Description:

In the realm of iconic musical achievements, Pink Floyd's "Animals" stands as a timeless masterpiece that transcends generations. Released in 1977, this German edition of the album, adorned with a distinctive pink vinyl and a gatefold cover, adds a unique chapter to the band's illustrious history.

Production Excellence: A Symphony of Collaboration

The production of "Animals" bears the indelible mark of brilliance, with Roger Waters at the helm, steering the creative ship. Released under Roger Waters Pink Floyd Music Publishers Ltd in 1977, the album showcases the meticulous craftsmanship that defined the era's progressive rock.

The sonic landscape of "Animals" was meticulously crafted under the watchful eye of engineer Brian Humphries at Britannia Row Studios in London. This studio, renowned for its contribution to the evolution of sound engineering, became the birthing ground for the album's intricate musical tapestry.

Visual Symphony: The Artistic Ensemble

Beyond the auditory brilliance, the visual aspect of "Animals" is equally captivating. The album cover, a gatefold design conceived by Roger Waters, draws the listener into an immersive experience. The organizational prowess of Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey Powell, co-founders of the Hipgnosis Design Group, adds a layer of artistic sophistication to the album's aesthetic.

Graphics by Nick Mason and a team of skilled photographers, including Aubrey Powell, Peter Christopherson, Howard Bartrop, Nic Tucker, Bob Ellis, Rob Brimson, and Colin Jones, collectively contributed to the visual identity of "Animals." Their work brought to life the essence of the music, creating a symbiotic relationship between sound and sight.

Inflatable Ingenuity: The Pink Floyd Signature

One cannot discuss "Animals" without mentioning the iconic inflatable pig, a creation of E,R,G Amsterdam. This symbol of Pink Floyd's artistic innovation soared above concerts, becoming synonymous with the band's avant-garde approach to live performances.

Farbige Pressung, Limitierte Sonderauflage: The German Touch

The German release of "Animals" is marked by a sticker on the album's front cover, proudly declaring it as a "Farbige Pressung, Limitierte Sonderauflage" – a Coloured Pressing, Special Limited Edition. This distinctive touch adds a collector's allure to the album, making it a coveted item for enthusiasts and collectors alike.

Music Genre:

Acid Psych Music

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 1C 064.98 434 / LC 1305

Album Packaging: 

Gatefold (FOC) cover design, This album includes the original thick paper custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by Pink Floyd

Record Format:

12" Vinyl LP Gramophone

Year and Country:

1977 Made in Germany

 

Track Listing of: PINK FLOYD ANIMALS - PINK VINYL GERMAN GATEFOLD PRESSING

    Side One:
  1. Pigs on the Wing 1
  2. Dogs
    Side Two:
  1. Pigs (Three different ones)
  2. Sheep
  3. Pigs on the Wing 2

 

Photos of the LP's cover: PINK FLOYD ANIMALS - PINK VINYL GERMAN GATEFOLD PRESSING
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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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