Ocean Of Night will forever remind of where we made In Dream, Crear Scotland. Surrounded by rolling hills, the mountains of Jura in the distance and beside the raging Scottish sea. I distinctly remember one morning walking into the big open space where all our gear was set up and sitting looking across the giant panoramic view of the ocean as Tom messed around on the grand piano trying to find a suitable chorus for a song we had been working on. When he started to play the chords in the rhythm you hear on the final version, I knew it was going to be a very special track for the band. By the evening it was starting to take shape and we recorded it while gazing out at a full moon sat above an ocean of stars. Pure Magic.
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.
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.