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Stripping down her heavenly sound to the divine essentials, FLORENCE + THE MACHINE release her MTV Unplugged Album. This marks a landmark milestone for FLORENCE + THE MACHINE. Not only is she continuing a tradition popularized by legends including Paul McCartney, Nirvana, Bob Dylan, Alicia Keys, Lauryn Hill and Oasis, she's bringing listeners even closer to her rapturous sound in an acoustic setting. This special night was recorded in New York, NY and is the latest chapter in the iconic MTV Unplugged series created by Robert Small and Jim Burns. The set list boasts favorites from both of her Universal Republic Records releases—her gold-selling debut Lungs and its critically acclaimed follow-up 2011's Ceremonials. There's a hypnotic rendition of her breakout double platinum single "Dog Days Are Over" as well as a chillingly beautiful cover of Johnny Cash and June Carter's "Jackson" featuring Queens of the Stone Age and Them Crooked Vultures singer Josh Homme. In addition, she gives a wonderful take on Otis Redding's "Try a Little Tenderness" for this performance. The show's intimate audience even included Kanye West and Q-Tip. With three of her band members in the fold and a ten-piece New York Gospel choir, it was an utterly majestic evening for FLORENCE + THE MACHINE. FLORENCE + THE MACHINE's magic comes through loud and clear Unplugged.
A Beautiful Voice!
Florence + The Machine are one of the most talented bands around. Playing unplugged really shows the bands true strengths.
5 stars +++++. Can't wait to see them in Toronto in August!