EDITORS – All Sparks (2x CD & 7″ Single)

All Sparks CoverKitchenware Records SKCD84 / SKCD842 / SKX84: 27th March 2006
1. All Sparks (Single Version)
"You're answering questions that have not yet been asked"
2. The Diplomat
"As her mouth moves, the hate begins to go"
3. From The Outside
"What a time to go, when he needs you so"
4. All Sparks (Cicada Remix)
"You burn like a bouncing cigarette on the road"
5. Someone Says (Acoustic)
"There's beauty in the lonely, you're the moonlight in this town"

'All Sparks' already sounded great on the Editors' album. But after hearing this new powerful version it sounds a bit thin and tinny in comparison. The Cicada Remix turns it into an Electro pop dance floor song. It sounds a bit too much like the kind of crappy dance music that goes straight to number 1 just by having some girls rubbing their breasts on the camera (Okay, rant over, on with the review).

'The Diplomat' is a song about a girl that's seemingly able to bring calm to the most aggravated situations. I love the way he reverentially sighs "You're an angel". I've listened to this a few times and it already sounds like some sort of stadium conquering anthem. 'From The Outside' isn't as good as 'The Diplomat' but it's still a respectable entry in Editors' canon of B-Sides. It seems to be about observing the collapse of someone else’s relationship. Thank god Editors are one of the few artists that care about b-sides.

'Someone Says' is about a person getting mixed up with something they shouldn't and you can't do anything to stop them. This acoustic version gives the song and Tom Smith's vocal room to breathe. Editors Website / Editors MySpace Page / Editors Fan Site


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