Pink Floyd Animals in 5.1

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by rontoon, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. rontoon

    rontoon Floydian Archivist Thread Starter

    Chicago, USA
    The 2 shows I saw changed my life forever.
  2. Hi Lizard

    Hi Lizard Forum Resident

    I will dig it out soon and do a screen shot and confirm what I have in a post. I may be wrong but I am thinking it was processed from a Quad 8-track but it's been a long time since I've pulled it out of my immense bootleg etc. collection, I may be talking out the side of my nugget, but we will find out.
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  3. Sigma6

    Sigma6 Forum Resident

    He probably owns a couple.
  4. aphexj

    aphexj Sound mind & body

    I recently linked to an interview here from the Brain Damage site with James Guthrie talking about this. A lot of elements (the TV stuff in the background etc.) aren't even on the multi-track but were flown in "wild" during mixing direct to stereo, which could prove problematic for a 5.1 if those elements are damaged or missing:

    Pink Floyd news :: Brain Damage - James Guthrie interview - Pink Floyd: The Wall
  5. marcb

    marcb Senior Member

    DC area
    There was specific mention of a Wall 5.1 mix in 2011 too...that didn’t make it likely when the Immersion box came out.
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  6. DonnyMe

    DonnyMe Forum Resident

    NW Indiana
    I so want this to happen, but I won't hold my breath for it. Hopefully it gets done. Like the Dire Straits SACDs, the Wall 5.1, and that Creedence song Someday Never Comes.
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  7. anth67

    anth67 Purveyor of Hogwash

    NW USA
    Hey, In the Beechwoods came out. So anything can happen.
  8. zinan

    zinan Well-Known Member

    If it sometime really happens, then it will be a real miracle! Already there were so many years of various promises and zero as a result. Therefore it is necessary only to cross fingers and to wait.
    I don't think that these expectations will be deceived and we after all will receive 1) new a stereo mix, 2) mix 5.1, 3) the best concert version
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    LEONPROFF Forum Resident

    It’s just my theory but I think the Wall took so long that they just decided to wait to release it for the 40th anniversary next year. Maybe we will get lucky and see Animals this Christmas.
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  10. Black Elk

    Black Elk Music Lover

    Bay Area, U.S.A.
    I got my info from Storm's Mind Over Matter book.
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  11. fmuakkassa

    fmuakkassa Dr. M

    OK. Where can I pre-order!
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  12. MikeManaic61

    MikeManaic61 Forum Resident

    OMG! FINALLY! I put this album above Dark Side and Wish as my favorite, :hide:
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  13. Say It Right

    Say It Right Forum Resident

    Niagara Falls
    For something that should be exciting news, this thread is a buzzkill. A 5.1 of Animals on SACD or Blu Ray should be enough to satisfy. Instead, to many, it has to be about a super duper mega deluxe box set or The Wall.
  14. jlf

    jlf Custom Title Unlocked

    United States
    I believe that one is someone's homemade bootleg upmix from stereo. Did some quick research and it looks like a quad Animals was given a catalog number but never released and no quad mix from the period has ever surfaced (yet?).
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2018
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  15. originalsnuffy

    originalsnuffy Forum Resident

    Upper Midwest, USA
    I has an ersatz DTS of what is purported to be Animals from Q8. I also think it is more of a home mix.

    What is fun....slightly off my ersatz mix of WYWH based on the actual quad release from the seventies. Somebody really amped up the bass in Welcome to the Machine. It puts my Velodyne subwoofer into overdrive and the whole room thrumps with machine sounds. Very fun. Not hi fi at all but fun.

    I do like the SACD of WYWH; alone with the SACD of Dark Side it is one of my favorite surround releases. Plus you get the originals in 4.0 and the new 5.1 mixes.
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  16. rontoon

    rontoon Floydian Archivist Thread Starter

    Chicago, USA
    And this was unexpected? ;)
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  17. It’s sitting on the shelf next to the Aerosmith Rocks SACD . . .
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  18. MYKE

    MYKE Analog Upstairs, Digital Downstairs

    Aerosmith - Rocks
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  19. originalsnuffy

    originalsnuffy Forum Resident

    Upper Midwest, USA
    We all know they will release this stuff because were not getting any younger and they need to extract cash from us ASAP. There is no hi res option for most (but not all) streaming outlets and certainly not 5.1.
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  20. Lord Hawthorne

    Lord Hawthorne Currently Untitled

    Portland, Oregon
    Maybe they can include the alleged unreleased quad mix.
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  21. The Slipperman

    The Slipperman Forum Resident

    Boise, Idaho, USA
    I wouldn't be so sure, I remember hearing like a decade ago that Genesis was going to open the floodgates and release their archived soundboard recordings and it never happened.
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  22. ohnothimagen

    ohnothimagen I don't suffer fools or trolls gladly...

    Animals in 5.1 mean I might actually have to spring for a surround sound system?:laugh: Don't tempt me, Rog, 'cos I'll do it for Animals...
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  23. Sigma6

    Sigma6 Forum Resident

    I did it for Amused to Death :)
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  24. van1

    van1 Forum Resident

    I got a bottom end Sony home theatre about 6 years ago and it acted like a gateway drug. I began buying sacd's and dvd-a's that have 5.1 or quad mixes, the next thing I know I've bought albums by artists I never would have bought a cd of just because it has a surround mix! Still I must admit that most of these have introduced me to discs I now love, the jury's still out on NIN :)
  25. van1

    van1 Forum Resident

    Apologies, the Po info is the same as Storm's and is in Mark Blake's book.

    Nick just says 'the awful truth is that the image of the pig was stripped into the final cover later on, because the best image of the power station, in a moody cloudscape, had been taken on an earlier recce day, when Algie was absent'.

    I enjoy Nick's book, its a fun read but wouldn't treat it as gospel :)
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