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New Florence Welch Album Scheduled For June

Florence Welch How BigFlorence Welch has enchanted us with a voice that is at once timeless and beautiful. She is the principal voice in the band, Florence + The Machine. Her songs have captured the interest of fans, as well as music makers, who have employed it to enhance their own visions of music.No matter how you have heard Florence Welch’s magnificent voice, with its incredible range and flavor, you have to come away with a respect.

Florence + The Machine have two albums out. The first, Lungs, contains the fascinating  “Dog Days Are Over”, as well as twelve other tracks. With the release of her follow-up, Ceremonials from 2011, she increased an already healthy group of fans. With songs like “Shake It Out”, and “What The Water Gave Me”, Florence Welch gifted us with her heart and soul. With other classics like “Cosmic Love”, and “You’ve Got The Love”, Florence Welch is one of our era’s great singers.

While this may be an early announcement (is there REALLY such a thing as a too early announcement?), it is necessary that you mark your calendars for the new Florence Welch album.

On June 1 (UK), June 2 (US), the latest album, How Big  How Blue  How Beautiful, is planned for release on and in a variety of offerings.

The album is scheduled to be released, as expected on CD, DD, and vinyl LP. But there are varieties even within those formats. Watch for CD, Deluxe Edition CD, vinyl 2LP set with gatefold jacket, and a sturdy LP Box with hinged lid that carries two 180g-weight LPs, and will add in a full-color 7″ x 7″ booklet, download rights to the songs, and an exclusive track not available on any other format.

In addition to the five expected offerings, there will also be selective bundling sets. The CD and LP bundles will include a numbered screen print. These screen print bundles will be limited to orders from the Florence + The Machine webstore.

Currently, How Big  How Blue  How Beautiful is being introduced by a front-running single, “What Kind Of Man”. It will join ten other new songs in the original set.  (You can view the video below HOWEVER, be AWARE that it is Not Safe For Work viewing as there is nudity, and a shocking scene. In addition, please note that the video is longer than the song as it sets up the song with a theatrical story-line as is the wont of Florence Welch’s style. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!) A Deluxe version will provide five additional songs with two of them being demos of songs on the original album.

CD Tracklist
How Big  How Blue  How Beautiful

01 – SHIP TO WRECK
02 – WHAT KIND OF MAN
03 – HOW BIG, HOW BLUE
04 – QUEEN OF PEACE
05 – VARIOUS STORMS & SAINTS
06 – DELILAH
07 – LONG & LOST
08 – CAUGHT
09 – THIRD EYE
10 – ST JUDE
11 – MOTHER

Deluxe Bonus Tracks

12 – HIDING
13 – MAKE UP YOUR MIND
14 – WHICH WITCH
15 – THIRD EYE (DEMO)
16 – HOW BIG, HOW BLUE (DEMO)