- Plg Uk Classics
Pink Floyd's 10th studio album, January 1977's Animals, has been remixed for the first time by the band's longtime producer/engineer James Guthrie for the edition that's been officially titled Animals 2018 Remix.
For this new release, the artwork has been redesigned for the modern era by Storm Thorgerson’s Hipgnosis partner Aubrey “Po” Powell. Taking new shots of the building as it appeared during its recent conversion work, Po experimented with new angles to produce some striking new takes on the classic original. As Po put it in the official press release from the Pink Floyd PR team, “With the original 1977 album cover being such an iconic piece of standalone 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, [and] the pig ‘Algie,’ faithful to the message of the album.”