Release Date: Nov 23, 2018
Record label: Point Of Departure
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
Ever since launching his career with his storied debut Here Be Monsters in 2001, Ed Harcourt has scored a nomination for the prestigious Mercury Prize and become a much in demand contributor to other people's albums (the most recent being Marianne Faithfull's widely heralded Negative Capability), Harcourt happily assumed the role of a pensive provocateur capable of both a cinematic sweep and low cast musings. While none of his previous efforts have offered much in the way of a catchy, hummable music, Beyond The End easily ranks as Harcourt's most adventurous effort yet. A stately set of piano based instrumentals with occasional violin and cello accompaniment, it's mostly the stuff of a sitting room variety.
There’s nobody else quite like Ed Harcourt. There certainly aren’t many careers that have been as varied as his. Since his breakthrough with his debut full-length Here Be Monsters, he’s played on-stage with Patti Smith and Marianne Faithfull – and contributed, most recently, to Faithfull’s incredible new record, Negative Capability.