Animals (album)

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Animals
Studio album by Pink Floyd
Released 23 January 1977 (UK)
2 February 1977 (U.S.)
Recorded April 1976 – November 1976 at Britannia Row Studios
Genre Progressive rock
Length 41:46
Label Harvest (UK original)
EMI (UK reissue)
Columbia (U.S. original)
Capitol (U.S. reissue)
Producer Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd chronology
Wish You Were Here
(1975)
Animals
(1977)
The Wall
(1979)

Animals is a concept album by English progressive rock band Pink Floyd, released on 23 January 1977 in the United Kingdom and on 2 February 1977 in the United States. The album proved to be a success in the UK, where it reached #2 in the era of punk music. It was also a success in the U.S., reaching #3 on the Billboard album charts (#1 and #2 were Hotel California by The Eagles, and the soundtrack to the Barbra Streisand film A Star Is Born). However, it was on the American charts for only six months even though it has continued to sell solidly, to the extent of its having gone quadruple platinum, according to the RIAA.

In the UK, the British Phonographic Industry awarded the album Gold (100,000 units) in 1977. It has yet to achieve Platinum.

Track listing[change | change source]

All lyrics written by Roger Waters. 

Side one
No. Title Music Lead vocals Length
1. "Pigs on the Wing 1"   Waters Waters 1:25
2. "Dogs"   Gilmour, Waters Gilmour, Waters 17:03
Total length:
18:28
Side two
No. Title Music Lead vocals Length
1. "Pigs (Three Different Ones)"   Waters Waters 11:25
2. "Sheep"   Waters Waters 10:25
3. "Pigs on the Wing 2"   Waters Waters 1:23
Total length:
23:13