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Formed in 2003, Editors became one of the leading bands in the post-punk revival that swept America and England in the early 21st century. Originally dubbed Snowfield, the group comprised four music technology students from Stafford University -- singer/guitarist Tom Smith, lead guitarist Chris Urbanowicz, bassist Russell Leetch, and drummer Ed Lay -- all of whom had relocated to Birmingham ... Read more in Amazon's Editors Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 19, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: January 1, 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Fader Label
  • ASIN: B002ZOHVN8
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #138,807 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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U.S. pressing inlcudes bonus material. 2009 album from the British quartet. In This Light & On This Evening represents a significant step forward for the band following the huge successes of debut album The Back Room and the #1 follow up An End Has A Start. There have been many changes to life in Editors since An End Has A Start broke the band worldwide and established the Birmingham based four piece as one of the UK's most prominent bands of recent times. Bassist Russell Leech and guitarist Chris Urbanowicz are now resident in New York whilst singer Tom Smith has become a father. These changes added to the sense that In This Light And On This Evening was the start of a new chapter for Editors and the band came together in London for the recording sessions with producer Flood at the start of 2009 with a determination to push their sound into wholly new territory. Whilst all four members were keen to make a far more electronic record, they were determined to 'give the machines a human feel' in the words of lead singer Tom Smith.

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I don't even know what god they pray to in Slovakia.
K. D. Kelly
I really enjoyed their first two albums and this album is something different from the first two but equally as good if not better(IMHO).
Al Shing
They tried something new and replaced a lot of the guitars with synth...but it sounds amazing.
Just another college student

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Brendan A. MacWade on November 19, 2009
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When I first heard that Editors were putting aside their strings for keyboards, I thought two things. First, I hoped that this was not the destination for them, but rather a progression of the brilliant discography they started 5 years ago. In other words, I didn't want them to see themselves as going from Joy Division to New Order and then stopping there. They are just trying something new. The other thing I thought was, "I hope they don't embarrass themselves."

Well, they don't. They are not trying to be New Order, Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk, or any other 1980s synth-pop band. This is still an Editors album. And they don't just get through a bunch of songs without their guitars. They manage to pull off some surprises and dramatic musical departures.

The band says they had to do this in order to produce a third studio album on-time (which for them was year-end 2009). So they motivated themselves to do different things. And then they increased their chance of success by hiring Flood to produce the album. Flood's presence really makes itself felt on the fifth track, The Big Exit, which has a 'no-wave' guitar intro straight out of an early 1970s Brian Eno record (Another Green World, actually). Guitars are present from time to time on tracks like the title track, 'Papillon', 'The Boxer', 'Like Treasure', and 'Human' (on the 'Cuttings II' bonus disc), and when they are heard, they have that Flood feel to them (think 1990s U2 or Smashing Pumpkins, only distant or muted).

Listing to the album a few times through now, it occurs to me that 'Like Treasure' is the brightest song on the album, and it comes close to sounding like Coldplay without being obvious. Again, this album is full of moments like that.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By scotty doesn't know on October 21, 2009
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With only two studio albums under their belt prior to "In This Light and On This Evening", Editors have proved themselves to be fairly consistent in their sound. When I heard they were working on a third album, I had high expectations and wanted it to essentially pick up where the previous two albums left off. Then I heard that Flood was slated to produce the album and my expectations immediately went away, leaving me wondering what direction the band was going. Upon first listen, Flood's influence is plainly obvious. This is not the Editors we've come to know and love and I was not impressed with this album after the first listen. That said, after multiple listens, I have found a new admiration for this band and the direction they've taken. Lyrically and melodically, not much has changed. Substitute their familiar guitar sound with synthesizers and that describes "In This Light and On This Evening" in a nutshell. The first single "Papillon" does not try to ease listeners into the band's new sound at all. Instead, it starts with the synthesizers up front and personal. The hammering melody that kicks off this song is instantly infectious and definitely "kicks like a sleep twitch", as the lyrics state. Editors have always tended to keep their albums fairly short and the 9 tracks on this one prove no different. The new direction may take some getting used to, but spend some time with this album and try not to judge it on 1 or 2 listens. I think bringing Flood in to produce was a risky move, but the reward is well worth it.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Casey Weller on October 23, 2009
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I absolutely loved "An End Has a Start" and was reluctant to believe that they had changed their sound to revolve heavily around synthesizers. After the initial and forthcoming listens, I was awaiting a breakdown in the album where it would ultimately sound cheap and processed. But honestly, this never happened. I had no idea where each song was going. That voice, so haunting, is the same as ever and seems to hold everything together as each layer adds on itself. The first half of the album is upbeat and driving while the second half seems to settle into more of a groove. I love the song "Eat Raw Meat=Blood Drool." The song continues to change and shift and form even to the end. I found myself inspired to create after listening to the Editors' latest.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Paul Allaer TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 19, 2010
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Editors' 2005 debut album "The Back Room" was one of the most accomplished debut albums of the past decade (I call it the UK's answer to Interpol's stellar debut album). The 2007 album "An End Has A Start" had some good songs on it but overall flet like a rehash of the debut album's musical ideas, and not nearly as good. THat left the band with a dilemma on what to do next. Having seen the fork in the road, the band apparently decided to take a decided left turn, and emerges with a new sound.

"In The Light and On The Evening" (14 tracks--including 5 bonus tracks; 67 min.) couldn't sound any different than the first two albums. The electric guitars have essentially been abandoned altogether, and instead a synthesizer sound (not unlike, say, Ultravox 25 years ago) is front and center. Check out the dark title track that opens the album. "Bricks and Mortar" (2nd UK single) and "Papillion" (1st UK single) follow in order. It's hard to see the commercial appeal of those songs, but as compared to the other songs on here, they are the 'catchiest' tracks on here. This is a mood album, pure and simple, and if you're in the proper mood, this will sound great. If you're looking for another serving of "The Back Room", you're going to be mightily disappointed, so, truly, buyer beware. The original album, released in the UK last October, ran 9 tracks. The US version comes with 5 bonus tracks (This House Is Full of Noice; I Want A Forest; A Life As a Ghost; Human; For the Money), all of which sound in the same vein as the regular albums tracks.

I've seen Editors in concert a number of times in support of their first two albums, and singer Tom Smith always gives his 110%, whether he's playing guitsr or piano, seemingly getting lost in a world of his own.
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