On July 3, 2009.

On July 3, 2009, “Island” label released “Lungs”, the debut Florence and the Machine studio album. It was recorded 2007 – 2009, at “The Garden”,  “The Pool”, “The Synagogue”, “Strongroom 33 / Space Cave”, “The Smokehouse” and “The Dairy” in London, and was produced by Paul Epworth, James Ford, Charlie Hugall, Stephen Mackey, Isabella Summers and Eg White.

Personnel:

  • Florence Welch – lead and backing vocals, additional drumming, percussion, art direction
  • Rob Ackroyd – guitar, bass guitar
  • Tom Monger – harp
  • Christopher Lloyd Hayden – drums
  • Isabella Summers – piano, additional drumming, percussion
  • Tim McCall – guitar
  • Leo Abrahams – guitar
  • Duncan “Pixie” Mills – Hammond organ
  • Stephen Mackey – bass guitar
  • Mete Burch Bator – bass guitar
  • Martin Slattery – drums
  • James Ford – drums, bass guitar, additional piano; organ
  • Charlie Hugall – additional drumming, percussion, additional bass
  • Sally Herbert – string arrangements, violin
  • Everton Nelson – violin
  • Bruce White – viola
  • Ian Burdge – cello
  • Charlie Henry – cello
  • LaDonna Harley-Peters – backing vocals
  • Victoria Akintola – backing vocals
  • Mark Rankin – recording 
  • Jimmy Robertson – recording, mixing
  • Duncan “Pixie” Mills – engineer assistant
  • Ben Jackson – engineer assistant
  • Al Riley – engineer assistant
  • James Ford – mixing
  • Stephen Mackey – mixing
  • Richard Flack – mixing
  • Cenzo Townshend – mixing 
  • Neil Comber – mixing assistant
  • Ben Mortimer – final edit
  • John Davis – mastering
  • Tabitha Denholm – art direction
  • Hugh Frost – layout
  • Orlando Weeks – lung illustration
  • Tom Beard – photography
  • Wade Fletcher – live photograph

Track listing:

  1. Dog Days Are Over – Florence Welch, Isabella Summers
  2. Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up) – Florence Welch, Paul Epworth
  3. I’m Not Calling You a Liar – Florence Welch, Isabella Summers
  4. Howl – Florence Welch, Paul Epworth
  5. Kiss With a Fist – Florence Welch, Matt Allchin
  6. Girl With One Eye – Matt Allchin, Davis Ashby, James McCool
  7. Drumming Song – Florence Welch, James Ford, Crispin Hunt
  8. Between Two Lungs – Florence Welch, Isabella Summers
  9. Cosmic Love – Florence Welch, Isabella Summers
  10. My Boy Builds Coffins – Florence Welch, Christopher Lloyd Hayden, Rob Ackroyd
  11. Hurricane Drunk – Florence Welch, Eg White
  12. Blinding – Florence Welch, Paul Epworth
  13. You’ve Got the Love – John Bellamy, Arnecia Michelle Harris. Anthony B. Stephens

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