Must Hear: Revolution In The Heart – Ed Harcourt

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Ed Harcourt is in good company. The British singer/songwriter/pianist’s former label Heavenly Records (distributed by EMI) also houses artists like Doves, The Magic Numbers, The Vines, and Manic Street Preachers, while his present label Dovecote Records has a whole bunch of very interesting sounding artists I must check out.

Harcourt has released multiple albums so far, and I’m a little ashamed to say that I haven’t heard any of them so far, because the one Ed Harcourt song that I do know I absolutely love.

Revolution In The Heart may not really sound like it’s about anything, but in Harcourt’s own words it’s his “I-don’t-care-who-you-are, Thunder Road number” about Marxists, police, junkies, gangsters, prostitutes, bailiffs, fanatics, the idiot savant and the veteran who fights all his demons late at night with an opening beat of drums and guitar that accompany some incredibly catchy piano riffs.


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