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Concert Thu Jul 17 2008

Revolution of the Heart

EdHarcourtweb.jpgHow would you define the word prolific? How does five albums in six years sound? London musician Ed Harcourt has done just that, and his fifth, The Beautiful Lie, may just be his best yet. Recorded on an eight-track in his grandmother's house in Sussex, on a piano made for her back in 1917, with the drums set up out in the hallway, this album echoes with warmth and maturity. At the age of 30, Ed is finally coming to terms with life and love, and as with most people, he does not always like what he sees. He has questions like, will you love me when I’m old, and why are good friends so hard to find? Yet, the honesty in his voice and the beauty of his music leaves the listener believing that all of this is more than just a beautiful lie.


[MP3] Ed Harcourt - The Beautiful Lie

Shifting from piano driven pop to heart breaking ballads to stadium anthems, Ed Harcourt has crafted a brilliant album, and you catch him live tomorrow night (July 18th) at Schubas with Jeff Klein. The show statrts at 10:30pm, and it is 21+. Tickets are $12 in advance and $14 at the door.

 
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