People contact me all the time about replacing their scratchy vinyl copies. Here’s one story behind such a request.
Back in ’87, my wife (then girlfriend) had to spend 7 weeks in France with her family while I stayed here in the UK. As you can imagine, a disaster for any teenagers in love! Anyway, we wrote to each other loads and in one of her letters to me she wrote out the words to “Hurry Home” to let me know she was missing me and all that… Anyway, I didn’t realise the words had come from a song at all until some time later….
A couple of years later, we had a bit of a break up (as teenagers do), and spent some time apart. I have a habit of listening to the radio as I fall asleep, and on this particular night dozed off to radio 2. About 3am I suddenly found myself wide awake listening to a song I had never heard before, but somehow knowing what the next lyric was – quite a strange experience I can tell you! Having been totally freaked out, I sat up and finally worked out what had happened. The song of course was “Hurry Home” and I had read the lyrics many times, but never heard the song.
Happy ending: This, of course, prompted me to call my girlfriend, and we married a few years later. I managed to get a second hand copy of the 7″ but it was scratchy as Hell – hence my scouring of the net for a digital copy.