“This album has influenced me in so many ways. It’s one of those records that’s so good, you can forget the guitar playing. Everything has a way of becoming one on it; it’s one big ball of glorious sound. But when you do focus on the guitar playing, you realize how beautiful it is.
“As always, George played a lot of progressive and ethereal things, but he could be very rootsy, as well. Everything is steeped in this sparkly reverb, which sounds really huge – the Phil Spector Wall Of Sound. It's funny, though: Even when George is playing slide, it doesn’t sound like Delta blues or old country – it just sounds like slide guitar on a George Harrison record. He had his own feel and style. He made slide guitar sound like him.
“He wore his influences in a way that they became him, to the point where he was then the influence. But you really can’t copy him, either, whereas you could have copied some of his heroes. That’s the really cool thing about him: He was so unique that he stands alone. Nobody sounds like George Harrison, especially on All Things Must Pass, which is his masterpiece.”