Florence + The Machine released their seminal debut album, Lungs, exactly a decade ago today – and what a decade it’s been. To celebrate, the band have created a special collectors box set (available exclusively through their own store) and digital package that offer up a number of unheard songs, B-sides and rarities including these two unreleased Florence demos, ‘My Best Dress’ and ‘Donkey Kosh’.
The new, tenth-anniversary Edition of Lungs will also be available on burgundy vinyl and cassette, on 16 August. The cloth-bound deluxe box set, meanwhile, will include the original Lungs album on pink vinyl, as well as an LP of bonus material that has been curated by Florence herself that has never been available on vinyl before. This material includes three previously unreleased demo tracks, a rare acoustic version of ‘My Boy Builds Coffins’ and a cover of ‘Oh! Darling’ Live at Abbey Road. Also included within the box are postcards and inserts showcasing previously unseen images from the Lungs
In the last 10 years of her incredible career so far, Florence Welch, along with Florence + the Machine have released four critically acclaimed albums. Lungs (2009), Ceremonials (2011) and How Big, How Blue (2015) all reached number 1 in the UK album charts (amongst many others globally). More recently, she won an Ivor Novello Award for international Achievement in 2017 and her latest album High As Hope (2018) brought with it her third Mercury Music Prize nomination plus two BRIT Awards nominations. Florence + the Machine have toured the world with their incredible live show and will return to London on July 13th the head up the Saturday night of British Summertime Ball in Hyde Park.
Lungs is out on 16 August. Scroll down to read the full tracklist and buy the cassette and coloured vinyl reissues here.
‘Dog Days Are Over’
‘Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)’
‘I’m Not Calling You A Liar’
‘Kiss With A Fist’
‘Girl With One Eye’
‘Between Two Lungs’
‘My Boy Builds Coffins’
‘You’ve Got The Love’
‘My Boy Builds Coffins’ (Acoustic)
‘My Best Dress’ (Demo)
‘Donkey Kosh’ (Demo)
‘Postcards from Italy’ (Demo)
‘Are You Hurting The One You Love?’
‘Oh! Darling’ (Live at Abbey Road)