Pink Floyd announce release of long-delayed Animals remaster

Pink Floyd perform at Pavillon de Paris, France on February 22, 1977
(Image credit: Daniel Simon/Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images)

Last June, Roger Waters – Pink Floyd's one-time bass guitar player and main songwriter – made headlines when he publicly attacked former bandmate David Gilmour for allegedly vetoing the release of a forthcoming remastered edition of Pink Floyd's 1977 album, Animals

Gilmour, Waters said, would not let the release of the new edition of Animals occur until its liner notes – which were written by Mark Blake and centered mostly on Waters' vision for the album and the band's direction at the time – were removed. Waters subsequently agreed to the alleged provision, but only after he posted the liner notes to his own website.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.