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From : Lemming
At just under 8 minutes long, Marching Orders was the longest album track on any Editors record and also their longest single. Very unlike the "hit 'em and quit" pace of their early catalogue, the song revels in the space it has been allocated. Marching Orders takes its time unfolding, and in the style of songs like Specialist by Interpol, its final destination only vaguely resembles it's point of origin. There are 3 parts; the quiet intro, the chorus-driven centre and then an extended percussive-heavy outro. If you step in at any point, what comes later or before sounds similar...but unique. Also, before they began fusing "Violence" into "No Harm" with some seamless stitching, they did it with Papillon and Marching Orders. Having already been reshaped by Elliott, Papillon would eventually reach its live conclusion in a slowing maelstrom of noise. Then Marching Orders would begin to emerge and separate from the melee signifying a new beginning and, ironically, the end of the show.
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.