Pink Floyd Porker Takes To The Skies Again

Pink Floyd are recreating their iconic Animals album sleeve by floating a flying pig over Battersea Power Station - more than 35 years after the stunt was first performed.

The inflatable pig first flew above the London landmark in 1976 for the band's Animals LP.

The event marks the release of remastered copies of the band's albums along with previously unreleased material.

Unfortunately, the pig used in the original shoot has been declared unfit to fly.

Instead, a brand new, high frequency, welded PVC pig has been made for the occasion.

The original cover shoot took place over three days but on the second day the helium-filled pig broke free and drifted over to a field in Kent.

The new shoot will be staged on a different side of the decommissioned power station to the cover due to partial demolition and temporary buildings in the area.

The 30ft-long porker, which was tethered to the ground, was filled with 12 canisters of gas.

As well as the reissues, the band's 14 studio albums will be available digitally and in a box set from today.

There will also be lavish new versions of Dark Side Of The Moon coming out in November.

The label EMI stated in May that the massive reissue campaign, dubbed "Why Pink Floyd...?," aims to broaden the famed British band's legacy.

Pink Floyd has sold more than 200 million albums worldwide.