Animals (album)

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Animals
Studio album by
Released23 January 1977 (UK)
2 February 1977 (U.S.)
RecordedApril 1976 – November 1976 at Britannia Row Studios
GenreProgressive rock
Length41:46
LabelHarvest (UK original)
EMI (UK reissue)
Columbia (U.S. original)
Capitol (U.S. reissue)
ProducerPink Floyd
Pink Floyd chronology
'Wish You Were Here
(1975)
Animals '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. TitleMusicLead vocals Length
1. "Pigs on the Wing, Part 1"  WatersWaters 1:25
2. "Dogs"  Gilmour, WatersGilmour, Waters 17:03
Total length:
18:28
Side two
No. TitleMusicLead vocals Length
1. "Pigs (Three Different Ones)"  WatersWaters 11:25
2. "Sheep"  WatersWaters 10:25
3. "Pigs on the Wing, Part 2"  WatersWaters 1:23
Total length:
23:13