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Bones Fan Memory
From : Lemming
Between 2006 and 2007, the Back Room tour setlist sometimes contained a cover or a brand new song. One such delight was Bones, unrecorded but loved by fans. Nonetheless, there would be controversy later on. Oh boy, would there. Recording equipment and the internet meant that live takes of Bones were captured, shared and put on heavy listening rotation long before its release. It brought a familiarity that meant you could spot "those in the know" at gigs by their ability to sing along. We knew Bones, or rather we knew the live arrangement of Bones. In 2007 Editors finally recorded the song, altering its structure by cutting some of the later "Retreats". Unlike a writer who keeps their first drafts hidden, Editors had done their preliminary work in public. As a result, drama abounded, with hardcores complaining they liked the "original" better. About 2 years later, an ever-indulgent Editors reverted back to playing the first version live, "Retreats" included. Gloomy first world problems.
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.