This song, the whole album really, reminds me of life in the band just accelerating. The size and enthusiasm of the crowds at our gigs, especially like our show at the NIA in Birmingham, was difficult to comprehend. Our feet never really touched the ground after the release of this record, it was full of opportunities to play live and shoot mad videos all over the world. We finished off by touring with REM who are simply the best band we could learn from. I look back on this period with more than a little disbelief.
We rushed into making An End Has A Start. We had a few half-formed ideas but that was it. We went to Ireland to record the album with Jacknife, Lee and he really dived in with two hands and helped us develop and bring those songs to life. It worked, and we had a huge Glastonbury in 2007. The slot just as the sun goes down. Perfect. It was a pinch-me moment. I grew up not far from Glastonbury and saw Radiohead headline in ’97, it was that that made me want to do what I’m doing now so to have a slightly comparable moment felt proper.
Welcome to the Black Gold Archives. Explore the timeline as it chronicles sixteen tracks that make up the Black Gold greatest hits record and discover stories from each song. Videos, photos and memories written by the band and people who lived through every era of Editors. And, most importantly, add your own memory to the archives and let the whole world share in it. Every memory that is shared will be added to the archive. A photo of a tiny, sweaty gig in the early 2000s… A grainy video taken from your old camera phone thrust in the air while you lived out your favourite festival moment… Or maybe words. A story, a moment, a memory.
Explore the Black Gold Archive at your leisure and share in the moments that crafted Editors. And don’t forget to leave something to show the world that you were part of the journey too.