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It Kicks And Then Some
From : Gary Paterson
When 4 became 5, this track also grew in length and awesomeness. In came a wonderful breakdown that gave us the joy of Mr Leech having a ‘Hooky’ moment as things ramped back up, whipping the crowd in to a frenzy. Papillon never fails to deliver magical memories. Here is one from 2009. ‘As soon as he steps on to the bottom support rail and leans forward with outstretched arms a transformation takes place. The keyboard stand becomes his makeshift pulpit from which Preacher Smith, a menacing glint in his eye and wry smile on his face, delivers his impassioned sermon, (ironically questioning the existence of divine intervention at one point), with such skill and control that he has the hot sweaty masses below him eating out the palm of his hand and hungry for more. With a simple gesture he has the whole room erupting and singing in unison and doesn’t let up until they give him every last drop of their energy. Welcome to the Church of Papillon, fear its wrath and bask in its glory.’
The Black Gold Archives

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.