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Ed Harcourt: Bush Hall, London

Sylvie Simmons, The Guardian, 18 December 2003

THE SOUND MAN is got up as Santa and a roadie is dressed as an elf. There's tinsel around the mic stand and an inflatable snowman, as big as a bouncy castle, sways tipsily at the side of the stage. "A Christmas Evening With Ed Harcourt" is how this one-off UK date is billed, and there is a warm, festive glow to the occasion — we even get Christmas cards as we go in.

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