The Pink Floyd pig from the cover of their 1977 album ‘Animals’ flew over London’s Battersea Power Station once again yesterday (Sept. 26). It is all part of the “Why Pink Floyd?” reissue campaign and promotionally right on with the buzz it’s created. Check out more video of the occasion below:
This was the second time Pink Floyd flew a pig over the station, but this wasn’t the original inflatiable from the 1976 “Animals” photo session, but a newly created replica. The plan was to use the original pig, but it was deemed unusable after 35 years in storage.
All fourteen studio albums from Pink Floyd are being re-issued in digitally remastered editions today (Sept. 27,) and are available on their own or as part of a massive box set. In addition, their 1973 landmark ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ is available in 2-disc “Experience” and 6-disc “Immersion” box set form.
Pink Floyd week continues tonight on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” with Roger Waters is teaming up with Foo Fighters (for the first time ever) to perform “In the Flesh,” off the singer-bassist’s opus “The Wall.” Fallon will also get a crack at interviewing Waters during the show. Must see TV!