"I’m Losing You was really cool because John, Hughie McCracken and I went in the control room, and John divided up our parts: ‘Slick, you play the first bit; Hughie, you play the second; Slick, you play the third; and then Hughie, you finish up with the fourth.’ So I came up with my two ideas, and Hughie came up with his two, and we did them together. There must be, like, four tracks of guitars going on there.
“It’s just really clean and compressed. If you listen to it, you’ll notice this swell come up – that’s the compressor. Once we composed the solo, Hughie and I quadruple-tracked that and played it together. That was really cool, and John was really excited and jumping around the control room. That was great.
“Now, I’ve heard the Cheap Trick version of I’m Losing You, and I love it, but if you ask me, I think the reason John didn’t want to use it was because Cheap Trick’s sound is so identifiable – he didn’t want his stuff to sound like it was a Cheap Trick record. He didn’t even play their version for us. I don’t think he wanted to put ideas in our heads. But I love Trick’s version, and I think Rick [Nielson] did a monster job on it.
"You know, we filmed the I’m Losing You session, and that’s the infamous missing footage that’s never surfaced anywhere. We filmed the whole day – you can hear all the audio outtakes if you look for them.”