Lungs [Deluxe Edition]

Lungs [Deluxe Edition]

by Florence + the MachineFlorence + the Machine

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Precocious Brit Florence Welch fired a bullet into the head of the U.K. music scene in 2008 with the single "Kiss with a Fist," a punk-infused, perfectly juvenile summer anthem that had critics wiping the names Lily Allen, Amy Winehouse, and Kate Nash from their vocabularies and replacing them with Florence + the Machine. While the comparisons were apt at the time, "Kiss with a Fist" turned out to be a red herring in the wake of the release of Lungs, one of the most musically mature and emotionally mesmerizing albums of 2009. With an arsenal of weaponry that included the daring musicality of Kate Bush, the fearless delivery of Sinéad O'Connor, and the dark, unhinged vulnerability of Fiona Apple, the London native crafted a debut that not only lived up to the machine-gun spray of buzz that heralded her arrival, but easily surpassed it. Like Kate Bush, Welch has little interest (for the most part) in traditional pop structures, and her songs are at their best when they see something sparkle in the woods and veer off the main trail in pursuit. "Kiss with a Fist," as good as it is, pales in comparison to standout cuts like "Dog Days Are Over," "Hurricane Drunk," "Drumming Song," "Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)," and "Cosmic Love," all of which are anchored to the earth by Welch's knockout voice, a truly impressive and intuitive trio of producers, and a backing band that sounds as intimate with the material as its creator. [Lungs was also released in a Deluxe Edition that included Lungs: The B-Sides, a bonus disc featuring studio tracks like "Swimming," "Falling," and "Heavy in Your Arms," the latter of which appeared on the soundtrack for Twilight Saga: Eclipse, as well as live cuts ("You've Got the Dirtee Love"), demos ("Ghosts"), and remixes (the "Yeasayer Remix" of "Dog Days Are Over").]

Product Details

Release Date: 04/26/2011
Label: Republic
UPC: 0602527666051
catalogNumber: 001549372
Rank: 39248

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Florence + the Machine   Primary Artist,Percussion,Piano,Drums,Bass Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Charlie Henry   Cello
Sally Herbert   Violin
Bruce White   Viola
Simon Stafford   Drums,Keyboards
Stephen Mackey   Bass Guitar
Everton Nelson   Violin
Ian Burdge   Cello
Leo Abrahams   Guitar
Dizzee Rascal   Vocals
Steve Mackey   Keyboards
Ladonna Harley Peters   Background Vocals
James Ford   Organ,Percussion,Piano,Drums,Bass Guitar
Rob Ackroyd   Guitar,Bass Guitar
Victoria Akintola   Background Vocals
Christopher Lloyd Hayden   Percussion,Drums
Duncan Mills   Hammond Organ
Charlie Hugall   Bass,Percussion,Drums
Mete Burch Bator   Bass Guitar
Tom Moth   Percussion,Harp
Isabella Summers   Percussion,Piano,Strings,Drums,Keyboards
Sally Pryce   Harp
Tim McCall   Guitar
Martin Shalltery   Drums
Harriet Adie   Harp
Isabella Absjornsen   Harp
Holly Lowe   Harp
Felicity Orme   Harp
Cristina di Bernardo   Harp
Christopher Hayden   Bass Guitar
Cecilia Sultana de Maria   Harp
Paula Popa   Harp
Tom Monger   Harp
Sofia Absjornsen   Harp
Mali Lewis   Harp

Technical Credits

Robert Palmer   Composer
Mark Anthony   Composer
Sally Herbert   String Arrangements
Alex James   Composer
Mark Rankin   Engineer
Jimmy Robertson   Engineer,Additional Production
Simon Stafford   Composer
Crispin Hunt   Composer
Stephen Mackey   Producer
Paul Epworth   Composer,Producer,Additional Production
Dave Ashby   Composer
Richard Flack   Producer,Engineer,Vocal Producer
Eg White   Composer,Producer
Steve Mackey   Composer,Producer,Vocal Producer
James Ford   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Devonté Hynes   Composer
Cold War Kids   Composer
Matt Allchin   Composer
Orlando Weeks   Illustrations
Yeasayer   Remixing
Florence + the Machine   Composer,Art Direction
Rob Ackroyd   Composer
Christopher Lloyd Hayden   Composer
Tabitha Denholm   Art Direction
Hugh Frost   Layout
Charlie Hugall   Producer
Tom Moth   Composer
Isabella Summers   Composer,Engineer,Additional Production
Anthony Stevens   Composer
James McCool   Composer
Arnecia Michelle Harris   Composer
Anthony B. Stephens   Composer
Denton Mills   Composer
John P. Bellamy   Composer
Matt Alchin   Composer

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