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Francis Dunnery  
Chris Difford  
Henry Priestman  
Stephen Harris  
Hello Leo   
Glass Hammer  
Big Big Train  
Chris Braide  
My Darling Clementine  
Comedy of Errors  
Thieves' Kitchen  
Matt Deighton  
Tom Brislin  
Duncan Reid  
Also Eden  
Judy Dyble  
Curved Air  
Darling BOY  
John Bentley  
Trevor and The Joneses  
Pat Dam Smyth  
Rosco Levee  
Joel Sarakula  
Mark Nevin  
Lotte Mullan  
Strange Majik  
This Oceanic Feeling  
Derek Philpott  
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My first memories of music are tied to those of discovering the family record player. My older sisters' record collections were a treasure trove of 1970s rock, and I was mesmerized by the act of putting on a record and hearing these amazing sounds while I watched the vinyl spin. I recall Foreigner to be the first album I really knew, and some of the first words I learned to read were liner notes. I got lost in the records of Yes, Led Zeppelin, etc.; not only in terms of the music, but I loved the big artwork and inner sleeves promoting the labels' other releases. When I was old enough and had some dollars in my pocket, I remember making a special trip to buy the first album of my own: Men at Work's Business as Usual. It's still my favorite record; I loved reading the lyrics along with the music, and pitied the poor kids who got the cassette with no liner notes. Even when the walkman and tapes became popular, there was still a feeling that I didn't really own an album unless I had it on vinyl.

There's something special about the experience of putting on a vinyl record. If you want to play an album for a friend, there's something about dropping that needle that shows you mean business, and that they should pay attention. I started collecting records again and would host "Monday Night Vinyl" gatherings to get back to that real sharing of sounds. The music just jumps out of the speakers and gives you a hug.

When I wrote and recorded Hurry Up and Smell the Roses, I wanted to capture the same special feeling I got when I heard my favorite albums. The memories that inspired me nearly always centered around the record player. I'm truly proud and honored that for the first time, my album is now available in the format that ignited my love for music in the first place.