Pink Floyd pig set to fly above Battersea Power Station in recreation of ‘Animals’ cover

The inflatable pig's flight marks the launch of a new series of Pink Floyd remastered albums

The pig from the cover of Pink Floyd’s 1977 album ‘Animals’ is set to float above Battersea Power Station on September 26.

The event is taking place to launch the campaign of the new ‘Why Pink Floyd…?’ remasters, unreleased material and collector’s edition album series. All 14 Pink Floyd albums will be re-released on the same day as Discovery Editions. The seminal 1973 album ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ will also be released as Immersion and Experience Editions, and will feature unreleased archival material.

Pink Floyd’s record label EMI had planned for the original pig to fly above the London landmark, but the neoprene creature was declared un-airworthy and a new PVC replica has been made by Air Artists, who have created all of Pink Floyd’s inflatables since 1976.

On November 7, ‘A Foot In The Door – The Best Of Pink Floyd’ will be released. ‘The Wall’ will be available in Immersion and Experience Editions on February 27, 2012.