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How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful (Deluxe)

Florence + The Machine

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Billboard 200 - #1, 2015
UK Albums Chart - #1, 2015

Grammy Award nomination - Best Pop Vocal Album, 2015
Grammy Award nomination - Best Rock Song, 2015 - What Kind Of Man
Grammy Award nomination - Best Rock Performance, 2015 - What Kind Of Man
Grammy Award nomination - Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, 2015 - Ship To Wreck

"... finally, Welch is leaning hard into the classic rock and soul sounds her vocals always flirted with ... the tension makes for a sexy record ..."
- Rolling Stone

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1
Ship To Wreck
Florence + The Machine
3:55
2
What Kind Of Man
Florence + The Machine
3:36
3
How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
Florence + The Machine; Sally Herbert
5:35
4
Queen Of Peace
Florence + The Machine; Sally Herbert
5:07
5
Various Storms & Saints
Florence + The Machine; Sally Herbert
4:09
6
Delilah
Florence + The Machine
4:53
7
Long & Lost
Florence + The Machine
3:15
8
Caught
Florence + The Machine
4:24
9
Third Eye
Florence + The Machine; Sally Herbert
4:20
10
St Jude
Florence + The Machine; Sally Herbert
3:45
11
Mother
Florence + The Machine
5:50
12
Hiding
Florence + The Machine
3:53
13
Make Up Your Mind
Florence + The Machine
4:01
14
Which Witch (Demo / Bonus Track)
Florence + The Machine
4:19
15
Third Eye (Demo / Bonus Track)
Florence + The Machine
4:16
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How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful (Demo / Bonus Track)
Florence + The Machine
4:33
Total Playing Time    69:51
"That voice is still in gloriously full effect, but Flo curtails the bombast for a more restrained, introspective third album ... represents Florence’s most delicate delivery to date ... she weaves a jazzy but minimal melody ... overflowing with stately songwriting and lyrical craftsmanship ... a restrained but joyful return ..."
- NME

"Four Stars ... she hasn't stripped all the ornamentation from her cathedral of sound and become a folky confessional songwriter. But she is resorting less to abstract, lofty imagery and speaking with a more frank immediacy. There's a confrontational edge to these songs, a dash of Chrissie Hynde pugilism to balance all that Stevie Nicks necromancy ... her sound (is) a more lean, streamlined propulsion, providing her with plenty of dynamic space to fill, as few other vocalists of her generation can do so well."
- Billboard

How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful from Florence + The Machine, the follow-up to the two million selling Ceremonials, is the band's first number one album in the US and went to number one in at least seven other countries. Produced by Markus Dravs (Arcade Fire, Coldplay, Björk), the album marks a musical departure for the group, relying more on live instruments and even featuring a horn section. How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful was preceded by the number one adult alternative radio hit What Kind Of Man; three subsequent singles were also released ahead of the album. This deluxe edition adds five bonus tracks including three demo versions.
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