It is apparently becoming more fashionable, that one a few months later is releasing as an artist after the release of a new album, a new expanded edition of the album. When Ellie Goulding, her character probably one of the greatest British pop young artists, this strategy is now already law. A not insignificant influence this dürfet the Polydor label the young British woman to be. Because after already launched their debut album "Lights" to the top of the UK charts, you put it after just nine months again and enriched it to the now denominated album title "Bright Lights" and six additional tracks. And just as this is done now with Ellie Goulding's second album "Halcyon". The original album was released in October 2012 and almost identical to the first album release there is also here again nine months later a Albumneuauflage. This is called "Halcyon Days" and holds in addition to the original title still tell and write nine more tracks ready. For anyone who has the original work not yet purchased this ReRelease is of course a pleasure. For all others who are already in possession of the original, it's frustrating, because thus they have to re-buy the whole album for just nine new tracks. And since in addition to the former normal "Halcyon" CD, a deluxe edition is still eschienen, it has made it even with "Halcyon Days" so. So from the sales strategy makes the label it with Ellie Goulding as with their label mate Lady Gaga. Unfortunately the distinct disadvantage of the fans who always have to dig deep into their bag here if you want to have all of their Elli Goulding. Musically, "Halcyon Days" a very strong album that of the various musical arrangements as well as the singing ago is very complex and varied. Elli Goulding controls the song through her voice. Here not conduct Beats ill-considered, but on this album, each track an experience. Time gentle and sensitive, and then suddenly explode, sometimes rough and rocky in approaches and another time then just straight out with vim and vigor. "Halcyon Days" is varied and innovative as a roller coaster ride. And as the title itself slowly evolving opening song of the album "Do not Say A Word", the gentle "I Know You Care", the epochal sounding "Atlantis" or the mega-hit "Lights" are just a few highlights of a great album, which reissued version also with their entire bonus tracks can convince all along the line. Ellie Goulding is a musical experience and anyone who has not yet continued to address the British, should close this gap quickly musical education. It is worth it!