How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

by Florence + the MachineFlorence + the Machine


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The much anticipated third studio long-player from Florence Welch and her mechanically inclined cohorts, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful arrives after a period of recalibration for the spirited and soulful English chamber rockers. Arriving three and a half years after 2011's critically acclaimed Ceremonials, the 11-track set, produced by Markus Dravs, eschews the water and death-fixated metaphors of Ceremonials in favor of a more honest and revealing look at Welch's life, while retaining all of the scope and mystic pageantry of her prior outings.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/02/2015
Label: Republic
UPC: 0602547236067
catalogNumber: 002312102
Rank: 86990

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Florence + the Machine   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Steve Jones   Electric Guitar
John Barclay   Trumpet,Piccolo Trumpet
Ian Belton   Violin
Nick Cooper   Cello
Markus Dravs   Synthesizer,Percussion,Glockenspiel,Electric Guitar,Synthesizer Bass
Richard Edwards   Tenor Trombone
James Hallawell   Organ,Piano,Hammond Organ,farfisa organ
Sally Herbert   Conductor
Ann Morfee   Violin
Sonia Slany   Violin
Patrick Kiernan   Violin
Bruce White   Viola
Ian Humphries   Violin
Julia Singleton   Violin
Oren Marshall   Tuba
Everton Nelson   Violin
Nigel Black   French Horn
Paul Epworth   Organ,Synthesizer,Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Drums
Lucy Shaw   Bass
Ian Rathbone   Viola
Emlyn Singleton   Violin
Fiona Bonds   Viola
Ian Burdge   Cello
Sophie Harris   Cello
Andy Wood   Trombone,Euphonium
Nick Barr   Viola
Pete Harrison   Bassoon
Leo Abrahams   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Chris Worsey   Cello
Natalia Bonner   Violin
Gillon Cameron   Violin
Mark Saunders   Bass
John Smart   Violin
Richard Pryce   Bass
Daniel Newell   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Piccolo Trumpet
Rebecca Wood   Oboe,Cor anglais
Robin Baynton   Organ,Piano,fender rhodes
Rachel Robson   Viola
Kid Harpoon   Synthesizer,Bass,Percussion,Drums,Electric Guitar
Rob Ackroyd   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Ukulele
Isabella Summers   fender rhodes
Tom Rees-Roberts   Trumpet
Max Baillie   Viola
Rick Koster   Violin
Alison Dods   Violin
Phillip Eastop   French Horn
Phil Cobb   Trumpet,Trumpet Flugelhorn
John Hill   Synthesizer
Eliza Marshall   Flute,Alto Flute
Matt Ingram   Percussion,Drums
Ed Tarrant   Euphonium
Oliver Langford   Violin
Sam Jacobs   French Horn
Baby N'sola   Background Vocals
Ciaran McCabe   Violin
Rusty Bradshaw   Piano
Pete Prokopiw   Harp,Cimbalom
Iain Berryman   Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Cornet,Harmonium
Janelle Martin   Background Vocals
Chris Hayden   Percussion,Drums
Nims Miller   Background Vocals
Elise Campbell   French Horn
Andy Crowley   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Markus Dravs   Composer,Programming,Producer,Woodwind Arrangement
Sally Herbert   Orchestration,String Arrangements,Brass Arrangment,Flute Arrangement,Woodwind Arrangement,Brass Conductor
Paul Epworth   Composer,Producer
Dan Cox   Engineer
Mat Bartram   Engineer
Ali Helnwein   String Arrangements,Brass Arrangment
James Ford   Composer,Programming,Woodwind Arrangement
Robin Baynton   Engineer
Kid Harpoon   Producer,Brass Arrangment
Ester Dean   Composer
Florence + the Machine   Composer
Isabella Summers   Composer
John Hill   Composer,Producer,Brass Arrangment
Tom Hull   Composer
Pete Prokopiw   Programming
Iain Berryman   Engineer
Joe Kearns   Engineer
Will Owen   String Arrangements,Brass Arrangment

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