Now announced: Pink Floyd's Animals 2018 Remix on multiple formats!
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 30 June 2022

Pink Floyd's Animals 2018 Remix - deluxe editionSomething that we know probably most - if not all - of you have been eagerly awaiting, has just been announced this afternoon. Pink Floyd's Animals 2018 Remix is being released on CD, LP (with gatefold artwork), Blu-ray, and SACD on September 16th, and on October 7th, in Deluxe Gatefold format.

The Deluxe Gatefold version includes the LP, CD, audio Blu-ray, audio DVD and a 32-page book. The Blu-ray and DVD audio include the 2018 remix in Stereo, 5.1 Surround (both by James Guthrie) and the original 1977 Stereo mix. The 32-page booklet features rarely seen behind the scenes photographs of the original album sleeve shoot along with live images and memorabilia.

The album's iconic cover shows an inflatable pig (known as Algie) floating between two chimneys of London's Battersea Power Station, conceived by Roger Waters, and designed by long-time collaborator Storm Thorgerson of Hipgnosis Studios. For this new release, the artwork has been re-designed for the modern era by Storm’s Hipgnosis partner Aubrey 'Po' Powell.

Taking new shots of the building as it appeared during the recent conversion work, Po experimented with new angles and produce some striking new takes on the classic original. Po elaborates: "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."

The main image of the train tracks and shed, already familiar to many of you following Roger Waters' social media posts about it, features on most of the formats, but there's a strikingly different image - a more dark, moody and colourful look at Battersea Power Station at night - used for the Blu-ray cover.

The full list of format details are below (click Read More to see them), and here are the direct links available so far to place your orders (which help us with Brain Damage's ongoing running costs, without costing anything further to you!). If the store link for the format you want isn't buyable, that's because they haven't got the item listing fully live yet. Please keep trying! Amazon purchases before release will take advantage of their pre-order price guarantee, where you will automatically pay the lowest price offered between when you bought the item, and release. With regard to the SACD, this only seems to be available from a couple of retailers.

Animals 2018 Remix - Deluxe Gatefold:  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain  Rough Trade
Animals 2018 Remix - Blu-ray edition:  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain  Rough Trade 
Animals 2018 Remix - SACD edition:  Rough Trade (UK, Europe, International etc)  Acoustic Sounds (US & Canada) 
Animals 2018 Remix - 180g vinyl LP:  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain  Rough Trade 
Animals 2018 Remix - CD edition:  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain  Rough Trade 



    Includes LP/CD/DVD/Blu-Ray
    32-page booklet
    all housed in a hardcover book style cover    
  • LP Vinyl:
    180 Gram black heavyweight vinyl
    28 page booklet
    gatefold vinyl sleeve
  • CD:
    CD in card gatefold cd size sleeve
    28-page booklet.
  • Blu-Ray:
    Special Blu-Ray gatefold card sleeve
    16-page booklet
  • SACD:
    Hardback book package with 28-page book in slipcase. Includes:
    2018 NEW STEREO MIX (High-resolution DSD)
    2018 NEW 5.1 SURROUND MIX (High-resolution DSD)
    2018 NEW STEREO MIX (standard CD)

2018 Remix - Stereo: 24-bit/192kHz Uncompressed, dts-HD MA
2018 Remix - 5.1 Surround: 24-bit/96kHz Uncompressed, dts-HD MA
1977 Original Stereo: 24-bit/192kHz Uncompressed, dts-HD MA

2018 Remix - Stereo: LPCM 24-bit/48 kHz Uncompressed
2018 Remix - 5.1 Surround: Dolby Digital @ 640 kbps, 448kbps

1977 Original Stereo: 24-bit/48 kHz Uncompressed


1977 Original Stereo Mix by Brian Humphries
Mixed at Britannia Row
2018 Remix: 5.1 Surround and Stereo Mixes by James Guthrie
Assistant Engineer: Joel Plante