“Here, There And Everywhere – of all The Beatles’ records, this one truly intoxicated me. It’s beautiful in every way a song can be. What was going through Paul McCartney’s life the week he wrote this? You have to be in some kind of magical mood to come up with something this enchanting.
“I worked with Geoff Emerick, The Beatles’ engineer – we made a couple of albums together; we were co-producers. One day he was working in the control room, cutting tape as you did in those days. He had his back to me while he did an edit, and we were talking about The Beatles, something we hardly did – I thought, ‘He’s probably bored having his brain picked about the great Beatles.’ But once I ventured into the subject, he threw out over his shoulder, ‘Did you like Here, There And Everywhere?’
“I knew it was a test question, and I melted over the reference. And he looked at me like, ‘OK, you passed the test.’ [Laughs] Nothing is quite like this song. If music can be defined as that which perfumes the atmosphere, then Here, There And Everywhere does it like no other single I’ve ever heard. It’s supreme.”