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Editors Announce Best Of Album, Share New Song and Title Track “Black Gold”

Black Gold Due Out October 25 via Play It Again Sam

Sep 05, 2019
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British five-piece Editors have shared announced a new best of compilation, Black Gold, and has shared one of its new songs, title track "Black Gold." Listen to "Black Gold" below, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art, as well as the band's upcoming tour dates.

Black Gold features 13 tracks from across their career and three new songs: "Black Gold," "Upside Down," and "Frankenstein." "Frankenstein" was already shared back in June via a video for the track (it was one of our Songs of the Week). Previous collaborator Garrett "Jacknife" Lee (U2, Snow Patrol, REM, The Killers) produced the new songs.

Frontman Tom Smith had this to say about the album in a press release: "Conversations about a Best Of... had been going on for the past three or four years, but it never felt like the right moment. We were always cracking on with a new album."

Now that they've made three albums with the original line up of Smith, Russell Leetch (bass, synths), Ed Lay (drums, percussion), and Chris Urbanowicz (former guitarist) and three with newer members Justin Lockey (guitar) and Elliott Williams (guitars, keyboards) replacing Urbanowicz, Smith said "it felt like a good time to do it."

Smith also had this to say in the press release: "To still be doing this is something I'm very proud of. These days longevity might not be seen as cool, but I think it is. We've solidified what this new version of the band is, and I think the new songs show that the band are hungry. We've always felt like outsiders, but wanted to write songs that connect with people emotionally, and resonate in a deeper way. That can sound pretentious and contrived, but there are people out there that our band mean a lot to. That's what I always wanted."

Editors' last regular album, Violence, was released back in March 2018 via Play It Again Sam. Although this April (on Record Store Day) they released The Blanck Mass Sessions, a new, more electronic, version of Violence featuring the original production work on the songs done by Blanck Mass (aka Benjamin John Power of Fuck Buttons). We previously posted its first single, the new song "Barricades," via a video for the track.

Read our interview with Editors' Tom Smith on Violence.

 Black Gold Tracklist:

Disc 1

1. Frankenstein
2. Papillon
3. Munich
4. Sugar
5. Hallelujah (So Low)
6. An End Has A Start
7. Upside Down
8. Bullets
9. Ocean Of Night
10. No Harm
11. Smokers Outside the Hospital Doors
12. A Ton of Love
13. Magazine
14. The Racing Rats
15. Black Gold
16. No Sound But the Wind

Disc 2 (Deluxe Version Only)

1. Violence (Distance: The Acoustic Recordings)
2. Walk The Fleet Road (Distance: The Acoustic Recordings)
3. Blood (Distance: The Acoustic Recordings)
4. Let Your Good Heart Lead You Home (Distance: The Acoustic Recordings)
5. Smokers Outside The Hospital Doors (Distance: The Acoustic Recordings)
6. Fall (Distance: The Acoustic Recordings)
7. Two Hearted Spider (Distance: The Acoustic Recordings)
8. Distance (Distance: The Acoustic Recordings)

Editors Tour Dates:

1/30/2020- Paris, France - Salle Pleyel
1/31/2020 - Dusseldorf, Germany - Mitsubishi Electric Halle
2/1/2020 - Antwerp, Belgium - Sportpaleis
2/3/2020 - Berlin, Germany - Velodrom
2/4/2020 - Krakow, Poland - Studio
2/5/2020 - Warsaw, Poland - Torwar
2/7/2020 - Vienna, Austria - Gasometer
2/8/2020 - Zagreb, Croatia - Dom Sportova Zagreb
2/10/2020 - Rome, Italy - Atlantico
2/11/2020 - Milan, Italy - Alcatraz
2/12/2020 - Milan, Italy - Alcatraz
2/14/2020- Zurich, Switzerland - Komplex 457
2/15/2020 - Fribourg, Switzerland - Fri-Son
2/17/2020 - Madrid, Spain - The Box (Wizen Center)
2/18/2020 - Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz
2/27/2020 - Birmingham, UK - Arena Birmingham
2/28/2020 - London, UK - The SSE Arena Wembley
2/29/2020 - Manchester, UK - O2 Apollo
3/2/2020 - Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street
3/3/2019 - Glasgow, UK - Barrowland
3/27/2020 - Thessaloniki, Greece - Principal Theatre
3/28/2020 - Athens, Greece - Tae Kwan Do Arena
4/1/2020 - Kiev, Ukraine - StereoPlaza
4/3/2020 - Moscow, Russia - GlavClub
4/4/2020 - St. Petersburg, Russia - Morze
6/22/2020 - Hamburg, Germany - Stadtpark
6/27/2020 - The Hague, Netherlands - Zuidepark

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