Pink Floyd followers may soon be enjoying a brand new 5.1 mix of the band’s 1977 Animals album.
That is in accordance with former bassist Roger Waters. In an interview in the current interview of Prog magazine, Roger Waters was asked if he was working on something Pink Floyd related. Waters said: “Yeah. I have just been working with Po [Aubrey Powell, designer, formerly of Hipgnosis with Storm Thorgerson]. There’s a re-issue of Animals. A 5.1 mix of Animals so I have been working… Well I haven’t been working, he has been working. He came up with some new photos of Battersea Power Station as it’s now to use as a CD cover for the brand new 5.1 mix. It’s beautiful.”
The band released Immersion box sets of 2 of their greatest albums in 2011 – Dark Side Of The Moon and Wish You Were Here and The Wall, which followed in 2012. And a 20th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set of The Division Bell was released in 2014. However Animals has never been accorded such an honour.
As yet, there isn’t a official word from Pink Floyd’s record label, who’ve recently been reissuing Pink Floyd’s catalogue on new 180g vinyl – most recently Relics and Pulse. And it isn’t known if the proposed release would form a part of a much bigger set – CD doesn’t support 5.1 so it would have to be released on Blu-ray or DVD. Watch this space…Get Our APP