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Pink Floyd - Animals

Discussion in 'Music Reviews' started by Zekeman, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. Zekeman

    Zekeman Super Member

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    I just ripped Animals onto my HDD and saw that the song Dogs' file size is 176 megs (FLAC). HAHA....hilarious.

    Boy this album brings back some high school memories......Wow!
     

     

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  2. Dave59

    Dave59 Well-Known Member

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    Angry album, one of the greats from the 70s!
     
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  3. superdog

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    Great album!Still love it but now prefer the mellower lps before DSOTM.
     
  4. OvenMaster

    OvenMaster RIP Mommy 1935-2018

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    If I were limited to one Pink Floyd album, "Animals" would be it, easily. :thmbsp:
    Tom
     
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  5. KeninDC

    KeninDC Speedfreak Jive Subscriber

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    The recently remastered (Guthrie) CD is my go to copy. Like the original UK LP I have, this album should sound cramped and paranoid.
     
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  6. electra100

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    I have a mint Japanese pressing. It is much brighter than the UK and US releases. I also have an old CD copy from the late 80's. This album rocks!
     
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  7. Man in Cave

    Man in Cave The Tube Dreamer Is Awake Subscriber

    Still my favorite PF record. My pressing is from Junior High and in just okay shape. I do have the CD, but haven't checked to see about its mastering. I need better sources, though.

    S.J.
     
  8. Tom1960

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    Without a doubt, one of my favorite Pink Floyd albums. It helps that rock radio hasn't played this album to death. In fact it's rare if I hear anything played from this album on rock oriented radio.
     
  9. Killer Fox

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    My dog's favorite album. LOL

    Seriously though, my dog looks around for the other dogs.
     
  10. SuperLead100

    SuperLead100 "These go to 11"

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    I too think this is one of my favorites; it is a very raw sounding album to me. The acoustic guitars seem as though they just have a mic stuck in front of them with little or no effects. When I first heard a cut on the radio I thought it was a demo or home recording...went out and bought it right away after that:yes:
     
  11. gizzyman47

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    I was really disappointed that this album wasn't remastered on vinyl along with dsotm, the Wall and Wish You Were Here. Anyone know why it wasn't? I was a latecomer to this particular album of Pink Floyd. I find that I listen to it more than the others.
     

     

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  12. stupidhead

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    this has been in collection since '77 in one form or another.
     
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  13. alienprophet

    alienprophet Super Member

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    After The Wall got reissued EMI went belly up and sold artists catalogs, PF being one of them. So for a while they had no label. That has been sorted out now and both Nick Mason and David Gilmour have hinted a future "immersion" sets. So stay tuned, I am sure its coming.
     
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  14. Mildot.

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    Fantastic album. I have been huge PinkFloyd fan since Dark Side came out.back in 73 I'm also a huge Gilmour fan as well
     
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  16. ooba tooba

    ooba tooba Super Member

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    Animals and Meddle are my top two Floyd picks.
     
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  17. ScramMan2

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    Me too. I remember buying all of them when they were new. Most from 1812 Overture in Milwaukee.

    I am out of Animals on vinyl, have some foreign pressings coming my way.

    Like KeninDC the 2011 CD remaster is my go to copy.
     
  18. Nixxuz

    Nixxuz AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Awfully late on this thread, but there is NOW a copy of the 2011 remaster that came out in Dec of 2016 on vinyl. It supposedly has the best dynamic range of any copy so far, but Amazon reviews are mixed.
     
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  19. 62vauxhall

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    Yes, one of the better PF albums. I bought my vinyl copy when it was a new release.

    Recently got hold of an 8 track copy specifically because of the additional Snowy White guitar solo that never made it onto other formats.
     
  20. Nixxuz

    Nixxuz AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    To add, I did get the vinyl that came out in 2016 recently, and it seems quite good although I have not done an A/B comparison with any other versions.
     

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