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Editors play rough and ready with Mandolin and Acoustic
on 29 June 2013
A live in the studio style EP featuring acoustic versions of upcoming tracks from the Editors new album The Weight Of Your Love'.
A Ton of Love works well as mandolin led piece and it nice to see a broader interpretation of 'acoustic' than just guitars. The repeated crys of 'desire, desire' over the chug of the mandolin rhythm makes it a great opener. The track Nothing brings in a guitar rhythm to complement the mandolin and evokes sunsets and celebration for a heartfelt love song. The Phone Book is my favourite track and it brings in a darker sounding acoustic guitar figure for a song that talks about fear of loneliness, and features with great little acoustic solo.
My only criticism is that the vocals on this recording sound a bit muddy, especially if you are listening on cheap ear buds. You need listen on proper speakers or better headphones to make out the lyrics properly. These are definitely demos/bonus tracks rather than polished end product, but if you like the Editors (or wonder if you might like them) why not give it a try.