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Ceremonials

10 Feb 2014

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  Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
Only If For A Night
4:57
2
Shake It Out
4:37
3
What The Water Gave Me
5:33
4
Never Let Me Go
4:31
5
Breaking Down
3:48
6
Lover To Lover
4:02
7
No Light, No Light
4:34
8
Seven Devils
5:03
9
Heartlines
5:01
10
Spectrum
5:11
11
All This And Heaven Too
4:05
12
Leave My Body
4:34
13
Spectrum (Say My Name) (Calvin Harris Remix)
3:38
14
Breath Of Life
4:08
15
Take Care (BBC Live At Maida Vale/2011)
4:38


Product details

  • Label: Universal-Island Records Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 2012 Universal Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited
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  • Total Length: 1:08:20
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  • ASIN: B008L2RNNG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (265 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 761 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING!!!! 20 July 2012
Format:Audio CD
I never really listened to Flo before Ceremonials, but I know now that... God, I was missing out on so much! I bought Lungs and Ceremonials after seeing Flo on The Late Late Show (im from Ireland, if any different nationalities of people are reading this) and I listened to them in chronological order. I absolutely adored Lungs and then when I put Ceremonials into my CD player, I never expected the incredible songs that were blasted out of the small speakers. A lot of albums suffer from "second album syndrome" but I was amazed at how better this was then Lungs! Songs:
1: "Only If For A Night": a brilliant opener, OIFAN is an eerie yet beautiful number and sets the tone of Ceremonials. 10/10
2: "Shake It Out": love this, but I wouldn't call it my favourite song on Ceremonials. Really euphoric and cheerful yet with dark lyrics. 9/10
3: What The Water Gave Me: this and Spectrum are probably my favourite songs on Ceremonials. I love the way it starts off soft, and slowly gets louder and louders until it explodes into the final goosebump - enducing chorus. Beautiful instrumentation, beautiful lyrics, beautiful song. 10/10
4: Never Let Me Go: a beautiful slower number in contrast to most of the album, Flo coos about being enveloped in the ocean and overall paints a beautiful picture with this number. 10/10
5: Breaking Down: a dark yet upbeat song, Flo's gorgeous vocals echo and fade in and out over a stellar drum beat. 10/10
6: Lover To Lover: can be forgotten in the might of other tracks, track 6 of Ceremonials is a brilliant song, but not the best that the album has to offer. 8/10
7: No Light, No Light: Flo is here with her trademark pounding drums on track 7. NL, NL can really be described in one word: AWESOME. Excellent single choice.
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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars After a week - Brilliant! 10 Nov 2011
By S. Horrigan TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Lungs was one of my favourite albums from the past couple of years, so when Ceremonials was released I just had to buy it straight away.

On first listening I think I was just overwhelmed by the "wall of sound" production running through the entire album and to be honest I was slightly worried that nothing really stood out to me. That was a week ago. After a week and numerous listens to both individual tracks and to the album as a whole almost every song has grown on me so much that I can't get a couple of them out of my head.

Make sure if you can, to listen to the album on a good set of speakers or very good quality headphones. The initial wall of sound is actually much more subtle than you first think, with multiple levels of overlaid tracks and vocals that you can pick out and follow individually. There is also subtle use made of almost sub-sonic bass frequencies that you almost feel rather than hear. The album also sounds terrific when played loud!

As others have said, this is not Lungs II. Although every track is a big production with soaring gospel style backing in several songs, the lyrics actually have quite dark undertones. The strange noises at the beginning or end of some tracks or in some cases running through the track also adds to the slight feeling of unease/hidden menace that seems to run through whole album. If I had to pick a stand-out track, I would personally pick Heartlines - from the haunting sounds at the beginning to the crash of the bass drums and the multiply overlaid vocals in the chorus to the single note finish, this song is totally stuck on repeat in my head.

Overall: - 5 stars - This album needed a bit of time to grow on me, but grow on my it has in a very big way. Give it a chance and I am sure it will grow on you too!
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94 of 103 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Review by Ancient Grace Slick fan... 15 Nov 2011
By Mark Shackelford TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Dear Florence
when I was young (around the middle of the last century) we had only a few bands (and no Simon Cowell).
These bands made their own music and played their own instruments.
Some were very very good, and some were just awful - but they all had a go, and rose or fell on their own merits.

One such band was called Jefferson Airplane (the Jefferson after the US President, and the Airplane after Jefferson... (c) A A Milne).

Their singer was a young (in those days) lady called Grace Slick. She had an amazing voice which could soar and roar and whisper and knock down walls.

At one point the 'Airplane was playing a concert in a rain storm and Grace Slick stood at the front of the band, put her head back into the storm and let rip with the lyrics. Thunder and lightning... She has retired now. You may have heard "White Rabbit" - the psychedelic version of Alice in Wonderland (although I suspect the Alice story had something to do with psychedelics as well...) - Grace Slick had a kind of reckless abandon when singing, and her voice was magnificent. Try listening to some of the tracks on "Baron Von Tollbooth and the Chrome Nun" or "Sunfighter", they may remind you of someone...

During these dying days of the European Experiment, I listen to a variety of music (mostly Jazz I have to admit - perhaps it's an age thing?), but I am blessed with a number (4) of daughters who visit and bring their latest favourite CDs... and sometimes the music is Good (Pearl Jam, Bluehorses, Smashing Pumpkins, Evanescence, kd lang, the National, Tori Amos, Hole) and sometimes it isn't (<names removed to protect the guilty>).

And then sometimes I listen to Jools.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Stratospheric!
This is a spiritual, emotional, passionate storm of a record. Shake it out and Spectrum make me feel like I have been lifted into the stratosphere and blown in all directions by... Read more
Published 5 days ago by tomsk
1.0 out of 5 stars Unceremonious to me.
I did not like the music tracks,simple as that.It was cheap however but will definetly not play again.Wrong purchase,unlucky this time.
Published 1 month ago by Raymond
5.0 out of 5 stars It is Time for Music said Florence
another great album from Florence and the machine, great music superbly delivered a super addition to my extensive music collection
Published 1 month ago by david holmes
5.0 out of 5 stars Ceremonials
Fantastic album - the more I listen to it the more I love it! Such a talented lady and beautiful
Published 2 months ago by Diane
5.0 out of 5 stars 2nd album - change of direction.
Released in 2011 and produced by Paul Epworth, who also mixed her 1st album 'Lungs', this her 2nd album marks, in my mind, a slight change of direction to a more soulful style Folk... Read more
Published 2 months ago by N. Goldsmith
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
Beautiful album. My sister loved it as a gift I was really happy with it too! She's an amazing artist one of her bests.
Published 2 months ago by Lana-lou
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE LOVE LOVE
when I first got this I was surprised at the differences between this and lungs the songs are fresh but still hark back so they are easy to get into. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Sam
2.0 out of 5 stars Returning a second copy
This was ordered to replace a damaged copy received a couple of days ago which had very loud crackles and pops throughout the first side. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Brian Bathie
5.0 out of 5 stars A really good listen
If you like florence and the Machine then buy this CD. I bought it here becasue it's so cheap with free postage so it can't be bad.
Published 3 months ago by Ricky Hobbs
3.0 out of 5 stars A good album but, not as good as previous material.
I have listened to this album again recently after buying it some time ago and being initially very disappointed ....... Read more
Published 4 months ago by M. J. D. Crowley
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