Weight of Your Love [LP]

Weight of Your Love [LP]

by Editors

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record - Special Edition)

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Moving away from the synth-heavy sound of 2009's In This Light and on This Evening, Britain's the Editors return to the more epic, atmospheric guitar-based rock of their debut with 2013's The Weight of Your Love. However, this release is far from repetitive. Certainly, lead singer Tom Smith's baritone croon sounds as authoritative as ever, and the band has lost none of its languid '80s post-punk inclination. But at the same time, there is something less frenetic about the music here that speaks to broader artistic influences and a more mature level of songwriting. Produced by Jacquire King in Nashville, the album has a distinctly organic feel, as if it were recorded in an old theater. Adding to this tactile, less electronic sound is the choice to frame several of the songs in judicious swaths of string orchestration. The result works especially well on the album's handful of ballads, including "What Is This Thing Called Love" and "Honesty," helping them achieve a deeply moving, cinematic quality. The band also delves into several long-form, slow-burn rock epics that are definitely worth your attention, even if their sustained drama plays out at a more sinister pace. Songs like leadoff "The Weight" and "Sugar" are thoughtfully arranged; they take their time to fully engage your adoration. That said, adoration is exactly the emotion evoked by such deliciously addictive pop moments as the lead single, "A Ton of Love," which brings to mind the passionate, soulful rock of U2 and Echo & the Bunnymen. In fact, on "A Ton of Love," Smith chants the word "Desire" as if in direct homage to U2's 1988 single. A grandiose shout-out for sure, but ultimately, a fitting one. [An LP version was also released.]

Product Details

Release Date: 07/23/2013
Label: Pias America
UPC: 0766930013212
catalogNumber: 660
Rank: 244772

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Performance Credits

Editors   Primary Artist
Mark Berrow   Violin
Stevie Blacke   Strings
Caroline Dale   Celli
Steven Herrman   Trumpet
Jim Hoke   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Helen Kamminga   Viola
Skaila Kanga   Harp
Martin Loveday   Celli
Rita Manning   Violin
Anthony Pleeth   Celli
Cathy Thompson   Violin
Allen Walley   Bass
Mary Scully   Bass
Patrick Kiernan   Violin
Boguslaw Kostecki   Violin
Bruce White   Viola
Andrew Parker   Viola
David Daniels [cello]   Celli
Matt Dunkley   Conductor
Ian Humphries   Violin
Everton Nelson   Violin,Lead
Rachel Bolt   Viola
Deborah Widdup   Violin
John Hinchey   Trombone
Natalia Bonner   Violin
Helen Atkinson   Vocals
Emil Chakalov   Violin
Tom Pigott-Smith   Violin
Rick Koster   Violin
Jonathan Evans-Jones   Violin
Alison Dods   Violin

Technical Credits

Stevie Blacke   String Arrangements
Isobel Griffiths   String Contractor
Jim Hoke   Brass Arrangment
Geoff Foster   Engineer
Clint Mansell   Composer
Matt Dunkley   Orchestration
Jacquire King   Producer
Lowell Reynolds   Engineer
Tim Baxter   Producer
Justin Lockey   Producer
Leetch   Composer
Laurent Nyssen   Layout
Charles Emerson   Cover Art,Cover Photo

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