Animals Re-Imagined by Various Artists

Animals by Pink Floyd is one of my favorite albums of all time, not to mention the fact that it is my favorite album by Pink Floyd. All of the musicians on this album, take you on a different slant, yet, very close to the original. “Pigs On A Wing Part 1” features Nick van Eade of Cutting Crew does the vocals on this while Martin Barre, formerly of Jethro Tull, plays a beautiful acoustic guitar on this song. Following that is “Dogs”, a great epic song weighing in over 16 minute long, features Graham Bonnet of Rainbow is the vocalist, Vinnie Moore of UFO fame plays some great guitar, while Kasim Sulton of Utopia keeps the rhythm section on the bass & Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater plays some great keyboard parts, although I wasn’t a fan of the actual dogs barking vs Pink Floyd’s version with an organ making it sound like dogs barking, and on drums rounding up the rhythm section is Pat Mastelotto of King Crimson. Next up is “Pigs (Three Different Ones)”, which strays a little from the original, but, stills stays true to form with James LaBrie of Dream Theater on the vocals, also Al Di Meola on guitar, Joe Bouchard on bass & Patrick Moraz of Yes & Moody Blues makes some major keyboard moves on this song. The song that sounds the most different from the original would be “Sheep” with Arthur Brown on vocals, Rick Wakeman of Yes & Strawbs on keyboards, Jan Akkerman of Focus on guitar, David J of Bauhaus on bass & Carmine Appice of Vanilla Fudge & many others plays drums. There is some jamming through this song. Last song is “Pigs On A Wing Part 2” (reprise), is done by Jon Davison on vocals & Billy Sherwood on guitar from Yes finish up the album. I didn’t think you could take this album & do any justice on it, but, boy, was I wrong! I give this 5 out of 5 Music Guru stars. I do suggest that you check out the original by Pink Floyd as well as this one.

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