Pink FloydAnimals

Label:Pink Floyd Records – PFRLP10
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo, Gatefold, 180 Gram, "17203"
Style:Prog Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Classic Rock


A1Pigs On The Wing (Part One)
Written-ByGilmour*, Waters*
B1Pigs (Three Different Ones)
B3Pigs On The Wing (Part Two)

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Record Industry pressing with "17203" stamped in the runouts. For the nearly identical Record Industry pressing with "17827" stamped in the runouts, use Pink Floyd - Animals.

Remastered from the original analogue tapes.

Issued in a gatefold sleeve containing a cardboard inner sleeve with rounded corners, lyrics, publishing credits and copyright credits.

℗ 2016 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Pink Floyd Music Ltd., marketed and distributed by Sony Music Entertainment. © 2016 Pink Floyd Music Ltd. Sony Music Entertainment.

Printed in the gatefold jacket:
Pink Floyd Recordings
7701 PCSS Made and Printed in the USA

Runouts are etched except for "17203 #$" (where '#' represents a number and '$' represents a letter), which is stamped.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 88751 84271 7
  • Barcode (String & scanned): 888751842717
  • Other (Sticker): 88875184271
  • Other (Inner sleeve): 88875184271SV1
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): PFRLP 10-A- 88875184271A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): PFRLP 10-B 88875184271B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): 88875184271-A BG H2 17203 2A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): 88875184271-B BG H2 17203 2B

Other Versions (5 of 576)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Animals (Cassette, Album)Harvest, HarvestTC-SHVL 815, 0C 262-98 434UK1977
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Animals (LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold)Harvest2C 068-98434France1977
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Animals (LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold)Harvest, HarvestSHVL 815, 0C 064-98 434UK1977
Animals (LP, Album, Gatefold)Harvest5C 062-98434Netherlands1977
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Animals (LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold )Columbia, ColumbiaJC 34474, 34474US1977



  • mattiamodena's avatar
    Edited 3 months ago
    "Animals" is the overlooked album from the incredible band's output of the '70s, if the previous albums like DSOTM or WYWH were for most of the part very chilled and relaxed, this album is heavier and angrier. I struggle to consider it a Pink Floyd album, more like a Waters' solo work as he wrote and composed all the songs except for "Dogs" which has a little contribution by Gilmour.

    This 2016 remaster sounds delicious! It sounds very quiet, but when you crank up the volume of your amplifier that's when the fun begins!
    The only reason I wouldn't buy this pressing is the cover, this new colours definitely don't bring the same dystopian and lifeless mood that the original has, also, on Side A there are some constant pops and clicks going from the start of "Pigs On The Wing 1" to the first minute of "Dogs", but it's just me being unlucky.
    • Dzubox's avatar
      I think it is digital, but it soungds very good. I have two Swedish originals and remix 2018 too, and I love this Bernie Grundman remaster better than remix 2018. The Swedish originals are of course the best sounding.
      • kamaaina1's avatar
        Edited one year ago
        Does anyone know if this is an AAA or digital transfer?
        Thank you!
        • StormyForest79's avatar
          Very good pressing! Love the James Guthrie remastering. Silent, good soundstage, very balanced.
          • Moosest's avatar
            Scored this a few years ago for less than 20 bucks new (lol!). I'm happy with it's playback, nice n quiet, flat pressing, and warrrrm. Cymbals and some highs could be a tad brighter in my opinion, maybe it's my elliptical stylus just not digging deep enough. Will eventually dig deeper with a fine line swap and hear if there's any difference...
            Just picked up the original UK pressing and can't wait to compare! Animals is one of the greatest albums ever released by anyone, anywhere, from any time, a testament to the peerless writing of Waters, and the formidable collaborative force that was once Waters/Gilmour (whether David got proper credit or not). Gilmour obviously had way more enthusiasm when contributing his guitar parts here than say, The Final Cut. Sucks that these two still hate one another, and with Wright gone it's now impossible to even think of a proper reunion tour :(
            I was too young to have seen this tour live (I was 7 when released), and that's just a low down dirty ass shame! Must have been something to brag about for sure!
            • Lemon_Man_Records's avatar
              I have long been happy with my standard US and pink vinyl French pressings, but thought I would give this a go since the reviews are so good. It really is as good as people say. Amazing sound on this one. Really all these Floyd reissues are great, so I should not be surprised.
              • jonnyretro's avatar
                I would like to say not all pressings are created equal.
                Nice clean flat pressing I like the soundstage over my British pressing this has way more balls...
                The bottom_end is not muddy like the uk cut nor do the high_hats sound like trash cans!
                Vocals are more forward in the mix rather then buried guitars have more presence without harshness..
                • michaelcarr4's avatar
                  My copy is good A1 thru B2, sound is full and clear, vinyl is silent with only couple of tiny ticks barely audible. However, there are more problems with the 1:27 last cut with 20 or so repeating annoying zips and ticks. I ordered a second copy and I had exactly the same results. Wondering if I order another copy I will see any improvement in this area.
                  Hate to have the entire suite of songs end with all the distracting noises. Is it because the manufacturer is trying to squeeze too many grooves on one side and we get infill issues on the inner grooves? Same issues on the 5 copies of Marvin Gaye 50th anniversary I have tried.
                  • AndyO7's avatar
                    Edited one year ago
                    My copy was clean, flat, and quiet. Audio is full and present. Fills the room. I can’t compare to an original UK as I don’t have one but this is recommended. Very nice pressing.

                    UPDATE: I have since been fortunate enough to get an original UK pressing, so I can compare the two. Initial pressing is more "full", a little louder, and the drums hit a bit harder. One would expect this. However, the modern pressing is still recommended for those who just want a copy of this on vinyl or can't get original pressings for whatever reason. Nothing wrong with the 2016 releases at all.
                    • SingASongOfSixpence's avatar
                      Edited one year ago
                      A superb flat and quiet pressing of a much overlooked album that lives in the tall shadows of WYWH and DSOTM. However, it stands up very well to the decades that have since passed us by. Such a glorious record that is well presented and even has the cardboard lyric inner as a throwback to the original. (Don’t keep it in there!)


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