Editors – Unreleased Songs

Editors have generously offered fans dozens of songs throughout their career, often giving us bonus tracks, b-sides, and alternate versions of known songs in addition to the tracks that make up their albums. Although we seem to have gotten the bulk of their songs, there are plenty of unreleased songs and known recordings fans still eagerly hope to hear.

First up, we are aware of several songs - mostly on The Weight Of Your Love - that were first recorded in alternate versions. Before original guitarist Chris Urbanowicz left the band in 2012, Editors had been working on their fourth album with producer Flood, the same man who produced In This Light And On This Evening. We heard some of those newly written songs during live performances in 2011 - most notably "Two Hearted Spider" - but those Flood sessions were ultimately scrapped. Editors then got two new members - Justin and Elliott - and reworked the songs for their 2013 album, The Weight Of Your Love. Nonetheless, fans would still love to hear those alternate Flood versions of the fourth album songs!

Beyond those Flood sessions, we're also aware of alternate versions of "Bird Of Prey," "Nothing," and "The Pulse." The latter two have been played live in their earlier forms, though the studio recordings feature notable differences.

Editors have also revealed a handful of song titles during the recording processes for their albums, In Dream and Violence. While two lucky fans have heard "Dream Dark As Your Heaven," the rest of us are patiently (desperately) waiting for our chance to listen. The other known songs are merely titles for now, but we want to hear them regardless.

Enjoy this full list of unreleased Editors songs. We’ll do our best to keep it up-to-date as new recordings and information come out. Be sure to also check out our full list of all Editors songs - including the hidden jams below as well as all of their officially released tracks.

Editors - Unreleased Songs

Basic info about all of Editors' live recordings, known song titles, and known alternate versions of album tracks.
SONG TITLERECORDINGSWRITERSALBUM GUESSYEARREGISTRATIONALTERNATE SOURCES
A Part Of MeTom Smith, Russell Leetch, Ed Lay, Justin Lockey, Elliott WilliamsViolence2018Written on whiteboard shown in Editors Instagram post, 11/16/2016
Bird Of Prey (2009 version)Tom Smith, Russell Leetch, Ed Lay, Chris UrbanowiczIn This Light And On This Evening2009Mentioned in 'The Weight Of Your Love - Track Commentary' album; possibly never finished this early version
Dream Dark As Your HeavenStudio (given to two fans on vinyl; unheard by the rest of us)Tom Smith, Russell Leetch, Ed Lay, Justin Lockey, Elliott WilliamsIn Dream2015
HarderTom Smith, Russell Leetch, Ed Lay, Justin Lockey, Elliott WilliamsViolence2018Written on whiteboard shown in Editors Instagram post, 11/16/2016
It Came From The QuietTom Smith, Russell Leetch, Ed Lay, Justin Lockey, Elliott WilliamsViolence2018Written on whiteboard shown in Editors Instagram post, 11/16/2016; likely same song as "He Comes From The Quiet," below
It Comes From The QuietTom Smith, Russell Leetch, Ed Lay, Justin Lockey, Elliott WilliamsIn Dream2015Written on large notepad shown in Tom Smith's tweet, 10/5/2014
Magazine (Flood version)Tom Smith, Russell Leetch, Ed Lay, Chris UrbanowiczOriginal 4th Album w/ Flood2012Tom describes the origins of "Magazine" in NME Song Stories interview, 1/24/2018
Nothing (full band version)Live (2012)Tom Smith, Russell Leetch, Ed Lay, Justin Lockey, Elliott WilliamsThe Weight Of Your Love2013
Sugar (Flood version)Tom Smith, Russell Leetch, Ed Lay, Chris UrbanowiczOriginal 4th Album w/ Flood2012
The Pulse (2015 version)Live (2015 - 2016)Tom Smith, Russell Leetch, Ed Lay, Justin Lockey, Elliott WilliamsIn Dream2015Written on whiteboard shown in Editors Instagram post, 2/5/2015
The Sting (Flood version)Live (2011)Tom Smith, Russell Leetch, Ed Lay, Chris UrbanowiczOriginal 4th Album w/ Flood2012
The Weight Of Your Love (Flood version)Live (2012)Tom Smith, Russell Leetch, Ed Lay, Chris UrbanowiczOriginal 4th Album w/ Flood2012
The Wind On The WaterTom Smith, Russell Leetch, Ed Lay, Justin Lockey, Elliott WilliamsIn Dream2015Written on large notepad shown in Tom Smith's tweet, 10/5/2014
Two Hearted Spider (Flood version)Live (2011 - 2012)Tom Smith, Russell Leetch, Ed Lay, Chris UrbanowiczOriginal 4th Album w/ Flood2012
What Is This Thing Called Love (Flood version)Live (2012) Tom Smith, Russell Leetch, Ed Lay, Chris UrbanowiczOriginal 4th Album w/ Flood2012