An End Has A Start [Rock / Alternative]

RELEASE: 22.06.2007

LABEL: Kitchenware Records

VERTRIEB: Rough Trade


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Following on from the phenomenal success of debut platinum album The Back Room the new recordings see the band deliver on the promise so many identified on that record. Recorded in Ireland at Grouse Lodge with Garret Lee and mixed at Olympic Studios by Cenzo Townshend, the album sees the team behind the re-recorded version of Bullets set to work on an entire collection of Editors work with stunning results. To seasoned Editors watchers, a handful of tracks on the album will already be familiar. The heart stopping Weight Of The World and Bones were both regulars in the band's set from the summer of 2006 and their recorded versions are as sure as their live relations. Whilst The Back Room seethed with claustrophobic menace and icy grandeur, An End Has A Start sees Tom Smith more focused on the power of redemption and the human necessity for friendship and family in the face of death. The album's lyrics are closely linked to events over the last year or so as Tom explains: "There is a lot of death on the record, that sounds pretty morbid but it's the truth. Death has touched me and my friends in the last year in several ways. Realising everything comes to an end is important and I think we've done our best to make it something glorious and uplifting as well as scary". However, Tom is keen to stress that not all is dark in Editors world. Alongside the inevitable, the record also reflects the hectic touring of the last two years that saw Editors play everywhere from Istanbul to Osaka: "Living in an over-populated but exciting world, the buzz of the city, electricity, neon, lights, skyscrapers, planes, billions of people all run through the lyrics of songs on the record". Amongst an album that reinforces the visceral power of Editors music, the album closes on the simple piano and guitar of Well Worn Hand. Recorded in one take with Tom and Chris playing live in the studio, the track emphasises Editors desire to stretch themselves on this album. Such willingness to experiment saw them rope in friends alongside band members to create the choir that is heard at the close of Smokers Outside The Hospital Doors.

(Quelle: Kitchenware Records)


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