Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Pink Floyd 1977 classic Animals returns to US album charts

Pink Floyd’s 1977 classic, “Animals”, has returned to multiple US album charts following a newly-released reissue that features a 2018 remix of the project.

According to Billboard, “Animals” re-enters the Top Album Sales chart at No. 3 with 20,000 copies sold in the US in the week ending September 22, according to Luminate (up from 500 copies sold in the previous week); the feat marks the biggest sales week for any Pink Floyd album since 2014 and “Animals’” highest rank on the 31-year-old chart.

The concept album also re-enters at No. 1 on the Catalog Albums chart and lands in the top five on Top Rock & Alternative Albums, Top Rock Albums, Tastemaker Albums and Vinyl Albums charts.

The renewed fan interest also sees “Animals” re-enter the Billboard 200 at No. 21 – the set’s first visit to the top 40 and highest rank since 1977, when it peaked at No. 3 for three weeks.

Pink Floyd’s tenth studio album was recorded at the group's Britannia Row Studios in London throughout 1976 and early 1977, and was produced by the band themselves.

“Animals” was crafted into a narrative on the social-political conditions of mid-1970s Britain from a collection of unrelated songs into a concept which describes the apparent social and moral decay of society, likening the human condition to that of animals; a deluxe box set edition of is due out on October 7.

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