Eddi Reader's 1999 album Simple Soul includes the dedication "Thanks to Harry Nilsson."


During an online interview in March, 2001, Neil Watson asked her about the dedication. Her answer was that Harry Nilsson's A Little Touch of Schmilsson In The Night album was her big inspiration the previous year. She was trying to make her new album sound as relaxed as possible, and figured that if she could make it sound half as relaxed as Harry's album then she'd done okay.