Lustre
Album lyrics Ed Harcourt

Release date: June 2010

Lustre is the fifth studio album from British singer-songwriter Ed Harcourt. The album was released on June 14, 2010 in the UK, and a day later in the US. The album is the first release on Ed's own label Piano Wolf Recordings, distributed through Essential Music Marketing (in North America, the album was released through Nice Music Group). The album follows his 2009 EP Russian Roulette, and is his first studio album since 2006's The Beautiful Lie.

On his official MySpace blog, Ed said of the album: "It's got horns, violins, howling, mellophones, the Langley sisters, barks, whistles, hell I even sung down by a creek in the middle of the night." Harcourt told Direct Current that the album is "about that gleaming quality – the vitality, the passion – that drives you to keep going and not give up." A special edition of the album was also released in the UK, featuring a bonus disc of unreleased recordings. The album was preceded by the radio single "Do as I Say Not as I Do."

Lustre reached number 12 on the UK Indie Album Chart upon its release.

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