In my home city of Manchester Formaldehyde took on a life of its own. XFM, now known as Radio X, played the track on heavy rotation so much so that they even made their own joke version, changing the lyrics from Formaldehyde to “From Aldi Hyde” referencing the supermarket chain and Manchester suburb. The song contained a lot of local and supermarket based puns. I still have people come up to me in Manchester and sing it.
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.