Pink Floyd unveiled the release date for the long-awaited 2018 remix of 1977’s Animals. The news comes after 2021’s public disagreement between Roger Waters and David Gilmour, which delayed the release date. The forthcoming drop will occur on Sept. 16 via Sony and will be the first time the album has been available on 5.1 Surround Sound.  

The 2018 remix is available in CD, LP (with gatefold artwork), Blu-ray, SACD, and Deluxe Gatefold formats. The Deluxe Gatefold features vinyl, CD, audio Blu-ray, audio DVD and a 32-page booklet that includes rare behind-the-scenes photographs of the iconic album sleeve shoot, as well as live images and memorabilia. 

For the new release, the iconic artwork was redesigned by Storm’s Hipgnosis partner Aubery ‘Po’ Powell, who shared: “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, but 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.”

Pink Floyd’s 2018 remix of Animals is available for pre-order now. 

See Pink Floyd’s complete announcement via their official Instagram page below.


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