“This was a labor-of-love record. To sit in a room and do beautiful melodies and not worry about radio, not worry about having a hit – it was fantastic. I went to Vegas and sat with her after she’d done a show, and during a conversation that went till two in the morning, we’d pretty much constructed the album.
“I went away and did the tracks, came back to Vegas where she did her vocals – a very peaceful, calm way of making a record. Commercially, the album did quite well but not amazingly. But we both loved it, her husband loved it, and I think it’s a beautiful labor of love.
“Obviously, a lot has changed since I did Unison with her. But she loves her camp, is loyal to her camp, and she personally hasn’t really changed. She’s still polite. Here’s something interesting: During Unison, she would be at the mic, and she would put her hand up and ask if she could go to the bathroom. Making this record, she did the same thing.
“After 150 million albums and God knows how much money, mansions, jets and you name it, and there she was, putting up her hand and asking to go to the bathroom.”