A deluxe reissue of Pink Floyd's 1977 album Animals has been in the works for some time, with new mixes of the album by James Guthrie having been completed in 2018, including the album's first-ever 5.1 Surround Sound mix. Between the pandemic and constant bickering between Roger Waters and David Gilmour, it's taken a while to actually happen. They finally announced today that it will be out in a variety of editions on September 16 via Sony.
The Deluxe Gatefold version includes the 2018 remix on LP, CD, audio Blu-ray, and audio DVD along with a 32-page book. The Blu-ray and DVD include the 2018 remix in Stereo, 5.1 Surround, as well as the original 1977 stereo mix. The 32-page booklet features "rarely seen behind the scenes photographs of the album sleeve shoot along with live images and memorabilia."