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    Pink Floyd Animals Tribute album

    Hot on the heels of the Wish You Were Here tribute album, Cleopatra Records is releasing Animals Reimagined:



    TRACK LISTING
    1. Pigs On A Wing 1 – Nick van Eede (Cutting Crew) & Martin Barre (Jethro Tull)
    2. Dogs – Graham Bonnet (Rainbow), Vinnie Moore (UFO), Kasim Sulton (Utopia), Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater) & Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson)
    3. Pigs (Three Different Ones) – James LaBrie (Dream Theater), Al Di Meola, Joe Bouchard (Blue Öyster Cult), Patrick Moraz (The Moody Blues) & Billy Cobham (Mahavishnu Orchestra)
    4. Sheep – Arthur Brown, Rick Wakeman (Yes), Jan Akkerman (Focus), David J. (Bauhaus) & Carmine Appice (Cactus/Vanilla Fudge)
    5. Pigs On A Wing 2 – Jon Davison (lead vocalist for Yes), Albert Lee & Billy Sherwood (Yes)

    Dogs has been released:


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    This music always bring to mind this classic scene from WKRP


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    Tribute albums are a dime a dozen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MudShark22 View Post
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    Any other thread.

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    Animals is my favourite Pink Floyd album but I have zero interest to ever hear this.
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    Zero too. I quite like the album cover too. I just think Floyd did it right the first time - was not focus on the original music?
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    Another retread. Yay. Also wish these guys would get together and reimagine some good new music! Look at the firepower there!

    One of my favorite WKRP clips though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kcrimso View Post
    Animals is my favourite Pink Floyd album but I have zero interest to ever hear this.
    Animals is my favorite Pink Floyd as well.

    The only think that makes me remotely interested in this is the involvement of Kasim Sulton. If he plays and sings on it, I may give it a listen.
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    These projects tend to involve a lot of the same musicians (Moraz and Rudess for example). I wonder how lucrative they are.


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    This is my favourite version of this album. I have never heard it but I already know its my favourite. This version is going to render the original album useless. The original album has terrible music on it, but this one has amazing music on it.

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    What a lovely and heartwarming tribute. I'm so glad there are people out there that care no matter what the naysayers say. I guess I'm just another sad old man even though I'm not dying from cancer. '77 was a special year.

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    Zero interest in this, why? why? I'm stunned to see Billy Sherwood on there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noisynoise View Post
    These projects tend to involve a lot of the same musicians (Moraz and Rudess for example). I wonder how lucrative they are.
    I remember an interviewer asking John Wetton what he likes about participating on the Cleopatra tribute albums.

    The response: "They pay me a lot of money to do them"

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    Based on what I heard in that released track I have zero interest
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    Quote Originally Posted by arturs View Post
    I remember an interviewer asking John Wetton what he likes about participating on the Cleopatra tribute albums.

    The response: "They pay me a lot of money to do them"
    That means there must be quite a big buying audience for these albums. That is kind of amazing.
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    I actually enjoyed a good portion of the recent, similar tribute "Still Wish You Were Here". Ultimately I end up going back to the original and best versions of these albums but some of these tributes offer an unobtrusive treatment of great material.

    I really enjoyed the Kerzner Yes tribute record for example. Very true to the great original songs but some fresh twists here and there.

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    Actually enjoying these, just another excuse to listen to the great music with a different slant. Almost treat these as if they were extra tracks on expanded versions. Granted not all of them are the same level but given a pedigree of musicians here do not think will be disappointed.
    Already looking forward to the future release of a deluxe remaster of the original, so this should be a great "appetizer".
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    Pink Floyd Animals Tribute album

    As far as covers go, the artist needs to find a way to make it unique. I really enjoy Stanley Whitaker’s Under the Progwood Tree. Just acoustic guitar (very well played) and voice.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Kcrimso View Post
    That means there must be quite a big buying audience for these albums.
    Just remember: "tribute" is something you pay.

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    Maybe this uptick in Tribute albums by various musicians is a way to supplement the income of musicians who are out of work and not touring due to the Pandemic.
    If so, I think it's a creative and useful thing to help these folks out, but it's still not something I'm interested in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Maybe this uptick in Tribute albums by various musicians is a way to supplement the income of musicians who are out of work and not touring due to the Pandemic.
    If so, I think it's a creative and useful thing to help these folks out, but it's still not something I'm interested in.
    Maybe 20 years ago, but releasing albums isn't particularly profitable these days. Touring and merch are pretty much where it's at.

    I never got into the tribute album thing. I think the first one I took note of was a Rush tribute - I think it was called Working Man. It just seems kind of pointless unless the artists are doing something very different from the original versions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gearHed289 View Post
    It just seems kind of pointless unless the artists are doing something very different from the original versions.
    I made this comment yesterday in the "What albums did you listen to today?" thread:

    Les Claypool's Frog Brigade: Live Frogs Set 2
    Various: A Day in the Life: Impressions of Pepper

    The thread about the upcoming Animals "tribute" release prompted me to pull out Claypool's live cover of the entire album. While the performance must have been a blast to see, the whole thing is far too faithful to the original album to make for compelling home listening. The same definitely cannot be said of Impulse's extraordinary and adventurous 21st century reimagining of Sgt Pepper. All the musicians take radical approaches, and some tracks have been so drastically reworked that it’s hard to find the connection to the original song. Mary Halverson's take on "With a Little Help from My Friends" is truly warped.

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