“To me, this is one heck of a song. It’s the kind of song some people put down, calling it ‘fluff’ and other things. That’s just ridiculous. It was big, people loved it, it sold millions of copies… and it was another Record Of The Year. Make fun of it all you want – the facts speak for themselves.
“I got a call to work with Daryl Dragon, who was the Captain. I’d played with him before on Beach Boys sessions, but I didn’t know who Toni Tennille was. She was marvelous, though. Very sweet girl with a beautiful voice. What a talent!
“Once I listened to the track, I knew what to do. You go in, hear what the song needs, and give it that punch. If you try to outdo a song like this, you’re just going to ruin it.”
Listen: Captain & Tennille - Love Will Keep Us Together (1975)