“David [Foster] was the arranger and co-writer on this project with me. It came about because David wanted to work with me, and I wanted to work with him, and the producer, Bill Schnee, was friends with both of us, and he proposed that. It seemed sort of natural. David was friendly with David Paich, Jeff Porcaro and David Hungate, whom I had made Silk Degrees with. We did great work together.
“[Following Silk Degrees] “There was a change in the lineup of musicians. There was a little bit of a different contract that was being presented among the principle people making the records. It was going to involve some sort of a compromise that I didn’t want to face. We just moved on. Of course, there’s a great deal of pressure – some of it’s intentional, some of it’s felt, some of it’s real, some of it’s not. To go in and hit that ball over the fence again… my attitude was, ‘Let’s just go in and make a record.’”