“It’s like love – when love spills over. David and Graham were staying at the Chateau Marmont, right across from where Laurie Bird and I were staying. I was a man very much in love, making, with [producer] Richard Perry what I thought was the supreme ‘make out’ album. We wanted our fade-outs to be long, so love makers could lull away in their dance.
“It’s creamy sounding. Brian Wilson knows this, like when he puts candy-coated sounds on his records. This is the God we serve, us record producers.
“So Nash and Crosby, they know how to make commercial-sounding records. They know what they can do. I approached them since they were 12 feet away from my backyard. We hung out together, the lads and I. A lot of fun.”