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Justin Currie: Rich and Emotional

Formerly a leading member of the '80s pop band Del Amitri, Scottish singer and songwriter Justin Currie has used his style and wit to release his debut solo album What Is Love For. After six albums and great success with Del Amitri, Currie participated in a variety of other acts including the band Button Up, which performed soul and jazz covers on a short tour of Scotland. In 2004, he along with Kevin and Jim McDermott released A Terrible Beauty, a comedy rock album.

His latest release is an album unsurprisingly defined by its dry humor and self-criticism. The album is rich and emotional, incorporating everything from love to loss to selfishness. According to Currie, "These songs represent the end of my youth."

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David Dye is a longtime Philadelphia radio personality whose music enthusiasm has captivated listeners of World Cafe® since 1991. World Cafe is produced by WXPN, the public radio service of the University of Pennsylvania.