Editors have announced that they will release a boxset, entitled ‘Unedited’, next February. As the name suggests, it will feature everything they’ve ever recorded all in one place, spread over seven heavy weight twelve-inch LPs and seven CDs. 320kbps MP3s of every track and a book looking back at the band’s career to date will also be included in the pack.
The band’s frontman Tom Smith told fans: “We’ve been picking through the archive recently, looking back at our three records, many many b-sides and some material that has never seen the light of day. It’s been addictive. We can’t leave it alone, much like picking a scab, and we’ve decided to package it all together and share it with our fans, officially. We’ve raided the vaults, searched through old CD-Rs, cassettes and photo albums and gathered it all together. We’d like you to have this music on any and every format we can produce and also share some photos and memories of the last six years in a volume that you can keep forever”.
The box will be available to pre-order from 2 Dec, ahead of its release on 28 Feb, from www.editorsofficial.com. There will also be special content available to download from the website in the run-up to the release.
As for the future, Smith added that the band would soon begin work on their next album with producer Flood: “It won’t be long until we’re together again as a band rehearsing the first ideas for album four. Obviously it’s a big task but we have songs now and the wheels are well and truly in motion. The idea is to record in stages over 2011 but first things must come first and we need to get into a room together and play, see where the ideas take us”.
Editors bassist Russ Leetch put together a Powers Of Ten playlist for us way back in February. It’s a good one, you should check it out:www.thecmuwebsite.com/playlists/editors.html