Lungs

~ Release group by Florence + the Machine

Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Lungs Digital Media 21 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)
Lungs Digital Media 13 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)
Lungs Digital Media 14 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)
Lungs 12" Vinyl 13 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group), もしもし (Moshi Moshi Records) 2709106 602527091068
Lungs CD 13 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group), もしもし (Moshi Moshi Records) 1797940 602517979406
Lungs (deluxe edition) 2×CD 13 + 7 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group), もしもし (Moshi Moshi Records) 2709059 602527090894
Lungs (Deluxe Edition) CD 13 Universal Republic Records B0013596-10 602527223179
Lungs Enhanced CD 13 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 00602527112398 602527112398
Lungs CD 13 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 2711240 602527112404
Lungs CD 17 Universal International (release must say "制作:Universal International" AND have no logos other than "Universal Music") UICI-1081 4988005571922
Lungs (limited edition) 3×CD + DVD-Video 13 + 9 + 11 + 19 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 2725117 602527251172
Lungs CD 13 Universal Music Group (has logo with just "Universal Music Group") 2711240 602527112404
Lungs CD 13 Universal Music Canada 2711240 602527112404
Lungs CD 13 Universal Music (plain logo: "Universal Music") 00602527112404 602527112404
Lungs Enhanced CD 13 Universal Republic Records B0013170-02 IN02 602517979406
Lungs CD 13 Universal Republic Records B0013170-02 602517979406
Lungs 2×CD 13 + 8 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group), もしもし (Moshi Moshi Records) 2737192 0602527371924
Between Two Lungs Digital Media 25 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)
Between Two Lungs 2×CD 13 + 12 Island Records Group (Universal Island Records), もしもし (Moshi Moshi Records) 275 381 1 602527538112
Between Two Lungs 2×CD 13 + 12 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group), もしもし (Moshi Moshi Records) 2753811 602527538112
Between Two Lungs 2×CD 13 + 12 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 602527565651
Lungs CD 13 STARCD7432 6009143420632
Lungs Digital Media 20 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)
Lungs (deluxe edition) Digital Media 24 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 602527538112
Lungs 2×CD 13 + 11 Universal Republic Records B0015493-72 602527666051
Promotion
'Lungs' & Instrumentals CD 21 Universal Music Publishing Group [none] [none]
(unknown)
Lungs (unknown) 19
Lungs Digital Media 14 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)

Relationships

associated singles/EPs: Addicted to Love
Cosmic Love
Dog Days Are Over
Drumming Song
Heavy in Your Arms
Kiss With a Fist
Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)
You’ve Got the Love
part of: Jason Bentley’s Top 10 of 2009 (number: 6)
Anne Litt’s Top 10 Albums of 2009 (number: 8)
Mercury Prize shortlist nominees (number: 2009)
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000823230 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/164106 [info]
Wikidata: Q2075206 [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/9h4h [info]

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Unless you've been hiding under a rock since the beginning of the year, you'll be aware of Florence and the Machine. Before even releasing an album, the first lady and her revolving band have been championed by BBC Introducing, invited to play Glastonbury and support Blur at Hyde Park, and won the Critic's Choice Award at this year's BRITs. Now they're being tipped for Mercury Prize glory. How can an album possibly live up to the pressure of all that expectation? I don't quite know… but it does by the gallon.

Florence Welch's distinctive voice intertwines beautifully with harps, strings and drums as she sings her inimitable 'soul inspired indie' and 'Tim Burton-style fairytales'. The gothic pop of Lungs has been excellently produced by a crack team - Paul Epworth (Bloc Party, Jack Penate, Maximo Park), James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Klaxons, Last Shadow Puppets) and Steve Mackey (Pulp, M.I.A.).

There's so much brilliant stuff it's difficult to know where to begin. The soaring crescendo of new single Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up), the achingly beautiful Howl and a breathtaking cover of The Source classic You Got The Love. Drumming is a fabulous nail-on-the-head song about what it feels like to be in love.

There are touches of Mama Cass on happy clappy debut single Dogs Days Are Over and at the other end of the energy scale, the twinkly loveliness of Hurricane Drunk. The low points are few - perhaps that I'm Not Calling You A Liar falls a bit flat between choruses, and the lyrics to Girl With One Eye are closer to disturbing than kooky. But mostly it's sheer gleeful bliss listening to Lungs.

Florence says music is, ''at best a kind of magic that lifts you up and takes you somewhere else''. With vocals building from breathy almost-nothings to soaring, arching crescendos and the accompanying harps, strings, hopes and dreams, this album takes you somewhere you'll never want to come back from. When news gets out that she writes her best stuff, ''when drunk or hungover'', Florence's transition from unknown to British classic will be complete.