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Last Day Fan Memory
The final minute, of the final hour…
From : Lemming
There were a trilogy of songs with Chris' involvement that could have indicated Editors' musical direction during the aborted E4 sessions; Last Day, The Sting and Two Hearted Spider. 2 of them were re-recorded after he was gone, but Last Day was released as a 7" single on Record Store Day, April 17th 2010 All 3 tracks bore the electronic style so prevalent on ITLAOTE, yet they felt unusually ominous, even for Editors. Easy to say now, knowing what we know about how things dissolved and fractured from here until April of 2012 when Chris was gone. Still, there's something lyrically unsettling about Last Day which is, perversely, also extremely beautiful to listen to. Tom has stated that the "tortured artist" thing is bullshit, but dynamic tension between those with opposing ideas can yield great things. Chris, Tom, Russell and Ed had undeniable musical talent, chemistry and ability together. Last Day is the final proof of that before the creative discord between them proved unsustainable.
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.