“You never want to get into an argument with a Beatles fan about what the band's best record is, but to me, Abbey Road is my favorite. It’s the last one they ever recorded, and it’s as if everything they ever did that was great was combined onto one really cool album.
“Go down the list: Come Together is the first song, and then you have Something – two enormous songs with incredible bass playing. And they aren’t even Paul’s songs! Come Together is Lennon and Something is George Harrison, yet Paul does some of his best work on them. The high melody stuff that he does on Something is revolutionary.
“I Want You has those really weird and uncharacteristically fast bass parts, and that’s before you even get to the second side with the whole Paul McCartney medley. She Came In Through The Bathroom Window has a terrific bassline, and so does You Never Give Me Your Money. You know it’s all great.
“The tone is super-thick, and the melodies were never stronger. And it’s pretty dry, too. The White Album was also dry, but the mood of it kind of reflected the chaos that was going on within the band. Abbey Road is very cohesive, and it’s got my favorite playing by Paul.”