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Album by Pink Floyd.
  1. Pigs on the Wing (1)
  2. Dogs
  3. Pigs (Three Different Ones)
  4. Sheep
  5. Pigs on the Wing (2)


Produced by:

Pink Floyd


Britannia Row Studios, London, April–December 1976

Engineered by:

Brian Humphries


Sleeve design:

Hipgnosis (inflatable pig designed by E.R.G. Amsterdam)


Aubrey Powell, Peter Christopherson, Howard Bartrop, Nic Tucker, Bob Ellis, Bob Brimson, Colin Jones


Animals, in a similar concept to George Orwell's Animal Farm, relates types of people to certain animals. Dogs are the cutthroat businessmen who work their way to the top by pouncing on any potential victim and betraying those around them. They eventually end up dying of cancer or dragged down by the weight they used to throw around. Pigs are the people who try to rule society by persuading others that they have all the answers, but they are actually "charades". Sheep are the lower class, oblivious working masses; they are exploited by the other two groups but are the eventual victors over the dogs.

External links

Albums: The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967)A Saucerful of Secrets (1968)Ummagumma (1969)Atom Heart Mother (1970)Meddle (1971)The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)Wish You Were Here (1975)Animals (1977)The Wall (1979)The Final Cut (1983)A Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987)The Division Bell (1994)The Endless River (2014)

Singles: It Would Be So Nice (1968)Point Me at the Sky (1968)

Live Albums and Compilations: Relics (1971)A Collection of Great Dance Songs (1981)Delicate Sound of Thunder (1988)P•U•L•S•E (1995)Is There Anybody Out There? The Wall Live 1980-81 (2000)

Films: Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii (1972)The Wall (1982)Delicate Sound of Thunder (1989)La Carrera Panamericana (1992)P•U•L•S•E (1995)

Soundtracks More (1969)Obscured by Clouds (1972)

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