|In This Light and on This Evening|
|Studio album by|
|Released||12 October 2009|
|Singles from In This Light and on This Evening|
In This Light and on This Evening is the third studio album by English rock band Editors. It was released on 12 October 2009 by Kitchenware Records. The band had said the material would have a more raw and anthemic sound compared to their previous work. The first single from the album was "Papillon". The second single was "You Don't Know Love", released on 25 January of the following year. The third single, "Eat Raw Meat = Blood Drool", was released on 24 May. The album also features a bonus extended play of five songs, called Cuttings II. With lead guitarist Chris Urbanowicz's departure from Editors on 16 April 2012, this was the band's last album to feature Urbanowicz.
Tom Smith explained the band's change in direction by saying: "If we'd tried to make another more traditional guitar record, I don't think we'd have got through it... for our own sanity, we had to do something we hadn't done before." He also revealed that the heavily synthesised and industrial feel of the album had evolved in a recording session that took place in 2008, before they settled on Flood as a producer. Bassist Russell Leetch said the experience of working with Flood had been "the most fun we've ever had in a studio" and hinted that the band would be likely to work with him again.
Smith's home city of London dominates the album, both lyrically and musically. He said: "'I actually think it's in every song. In the right time and place, in the right light and on the right evening, something you have seen 1,000 times before can still take your breath away whilst the background of electronic whirrs and hums that run under many of the tracks mimic the constant background noise of the city."
|Drowned in Sound||7/10|
|Observer Music Monthly|||
The album was met with mixed reviews. On the review aggregator site Metacritic, the album got a score of 59/100, indicating "mixed or average reviews", based on 25 reviews from mainstream critics.
|1.||"In This Light and on This Evening"||4:21|
|2.||"Bricks and Mortar"||6:21|
|4.||"You Don't Know Love"||4:39|
|5.||"The Big Exit"||4:44|
|8.||"Eat Raw Meat = Blood Drool"||4:53|
|9.||"Walk the Fleet Road"||3:47|
|Cuttings II (CD2 deluxe edition) and iTunes pre-order bonus tracks|
|1.||"This House Is Full of Noise"||6:22|
|2.||"I Want a Forest"||3:59|
|3.||"A Life as a Ghost"||4:33|
|5.||"For the Money"||5:54|
|Belgium edition bonus track (2010)|
|10.||"No Sound But the Wind" (Live at Rock Werchter 2010)||3:49|
Personnel adapted from album liner notes.
Following its release, the album debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart. It however had a very short chart life, only spending three weeks in the top 40 and five on the top 75, dropping from the top spot to No. 13 in its second week. This makes the album one of the shortest runners to reach number one, matching the five weeks by Little Angels "Jam" in 1993, an album which also dropped to No. 13 the week after.