Tom Brislin "Hurry Up and Smell the Roses" CD

Tom Brislin

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Tom Brislin "Hurry Up and Smell the Roses" CD

A collection of cinematic Pop songs from Tom Brislin (keyboard player with Kansas, Camel, Yes, Meat Loaf, Debbie Harry, Spiraling and many others).

“As you might anticipate, this is a keyboard-dominated affair, mostly piano and synths with a steady rhythm section behind, often reminiscent of the suppler and more elegant moments of Night And Day-era Joe Jackson or Rockin’ The Suburbs-era Ben Folds. Vocally, though, Brislin sounds more like Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie, especially on the introspective, rather plaintive tunes that occupy the core of this album. The album as a whole charts a distinctly quirky musical journey from edgy pop to melancholy introspection to dreamy demi-prog. These stylistic transitions—executed almost seamlessly—end up being the most fascinating thing about the album.” ~Daily Vault



  • Tom Brislin - vocals, piano, synthesizer, clavinet, organ, drums, percussion, glockenspiel, guitar, bass, programming, composer, arranger, producer
    • With:
  • Clint Lagerberg - acoustic guitar (Your Favorite Day)
  • Shueh-li Ong / theremin (Stuff You Would Understand), synth (Industry In The Distance)
  • Annie Haslam / vocals (I Hold A Candle)



  1. Hurry Up And Smell The Roses
  2. Your Favorite Day
  3. When You Told Me Not To Go
  4. Stuff You Would Understand
  5. Industry In The Distance
  6. Predawn
  7. Liftoff
  8. The Outskirts
  9. I Hold A Candle
  10. Visitor
  11. Microphone


Format: CD
Artist: Tom Brislin
Release Date: 2012