For In Dream we decided to switch it up again. This was partly a response to The Weight of Your Love and that confusion so we hid ourselves away on the west coast of Scotland, tried to play with keyboards and electronics and do things at a different kind of pace. We managed to capture something and something connected to the environment we were in, with huge windows looking out over the Isle of Jura. It was a purposeful isolation, a bedding-in of the new line-up with subsequent mixing by Alan Moulder rounding off the recordings. Both these songs were the sound of us getting to know ourselves as musicians and it marked the point where we became more of a studio band rather than band band.
No harm reminds me of two things – 1. Being in the middle of fucking nowhere on the west coast of Scotland and 2. Hearing the sound of the album ‘In Dream’ dropping into place. This was the first track from the record that just clicked – those desolate kicks and snares, all that mood and darkness just sat right in this track. This was also the first time i’d recorded Tom’s voice, and didn’t know if he was one of those singers who just takes forever using multiple edits to get it right or just throws it down. Luckily he’s the latter so it was swift work. My favourite Editors track.
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.
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