Product Code: 602547244956
Artist: Florence And The Machine
Origin: EU
Label: Island (2015)
Format: 2 X LP
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Cover: M
Record: M
Genre: Alternative Rock , Pop , Rock N

How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

Brand new sealed heavy grade double album. Made in the EU.

How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful is the third studio album by the English indie rock band Florence and the Machine, released on 29 May 2015 in Germany and on 1 June 2015 in the UK through Island Records.[1] It is the band's first studio album in three and a half years and was produced by Markus Dravs. Paul Epworth produced the album closing track "Mother".[2]

In 2011, the band released their second album, Ceremonials, which reached number one on the UK Albums Chart and number six on the US Billboard 200.[3][4] The album included the song "Spectrum (Say My Name)" which was remixed by Scottish musician Calvin Harris and became the band's first UK number-one hit.[5]

In mid-2012, it was announced that Universal Republic Records was going defunct, moving all artists including Florence and the Machine to Republic Records making the label itself revived. In late August 2012, lead singer Florence Welch told Style magazine that she plans to take a twelve-month hiatus before starting to work on the band's next studio album, stating, "There's a big 'take a year off' plan. The record company have put no pressure on me for the next album. They've said I can have as long as I want."[6]

In an interview with Zane Lowe, Welch said that during the year off she had "a bit of a nervous breakdown," and that time was a little chaotic. "I was still going out and going to events but something wasn't quite right, I was spiraling a bit. I wasn't making myself happy. I wasn't stable." She added, "It was a really vulnerable time for me when we first started making the record and because of that it's the most personal record I've ever made."[7]