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Ed Harcourt, Wilton's Music Hall | reviews, news & interviews

Ed Harcourt, Wilton's Music Hall

Ed Harcourt, Wilton's Music Hall

The singer-songwriter is back with his first album in four years

Multi-layered songwriter Ed Harcourt gives it some HeathcliffSteve Gullick
If the audience at Wilton's charmingly archaic music hall were feeling depressed by the bleak comedy of the England "performance" against Algeria, a whirl around the musical block in the company of Ed Harcourt was the perfect antidote. Critics feel compelled to categorise everything, and Harcourt has been compared to all and sundry, from Brian Wilson to Harry Nilsson to Tom Waits. But the great thing about Ed is that, despite being the 74 billionth singer-songwriter to walk the face of the earth, he manages to be a one-off, apparently sweet and soothing one minute, sending out pulsating waves of gothic gloom the next.

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