Editors - Weight Of Your Love (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Editors - Weight Of Your Love (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Editors - Weight Of Your Love (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 48:23 minutes | 1,12 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

'The Weight of Your Love' is the follow up to Editors' two consecutive Number One UK albums, 2007's 'An End Has a Start' and 2009's 'In This Light And on This Evening'. Their debut album, 2005's 'The Back Room' has sold over half a million copies in the UK. · This is the first album to feature new members Justin Lockey and Elliott Williams, following the departure of founding member Chris Urbanowicz in 2012. It was recorded at Blackbird Studio in Nashville with producer Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Norah Jones, of Monsters And Men, Kings of Leon) and mixed by Craig Silvey (Arctic Monkeys, the Horrors, Arcade Fire, Bon Iver). Tom Smith has described 'The Weight of Your Love' as 'having a foot in that alt rock / Americana world' and of 'feeling untouchable at times.' Recorded mostly live, it contains their most direct songs to date and also features extra production from Clint Mansell on 'Nothing', rescored from the original to become what Tom and Ed Lay both describe as the 'centerpiece' of the album. Lyrically focused on love songs… that don't adhere to the traditional love song type, the album sees Tom Smith sing in falsetto for the first time on 'What Is This Thing Called Love'.

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.


01 - The Weight
02 - Sugar
03 - A Ton Of Love
04 - What Is This Thing Called Love
05 - Honesty
06 - Nothing
07 - Formaldehyde
08 - Hyena
09 - Two Hearted Spider
10 - The Phone Book
11 - Bird Of Prey

Analyzed: Editors / The Weight Of Your Love

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR5 -0.68 dB -7.43 dB 4:32 01-The Weight
DR5 -0.61 dB -6.74 dB 4:17 02-Sugar
DR6 -0.47 dB -7.59 dB 3:58 03-A Ton Of Love
DR6 -0.66 dB -8.41 dB 4:12 04-What Is This Thing Called Love
DR5 -0.62 dB -7.50 dB 4:49 05-Honesty
DR9 -0.80 dB -11.90 dB 5:15 06-Nothing
DR6 -0.66 dB -8.55 dB 3:51 07-Formaldehyde
DR6 -0.62 dB -7.72 dB 3:39 08-Hyena
DR6 -0.50 dB -8.17 dB 4:31 09-Two Hearted Spider
DR8 -0.78 dB -10.27 dB 4:31 10-The Phone Book
DR7 -0.54 dB -8.68 dB 4:46 11-Bird Of Prey

Number of tracks: 11
Official DR value: DR6

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 3264 kbps
Codec: FLAC

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