“I didn’t really 'get’ Steve Howe as a teenager – I craved distortion too much. But now I love him. That old Yes stuff is so awesome. The intro to Roundabout is a part that every guitarist of my generation has played at some point, but the rest of the song is where the cool stuff really starts to happen.
“I always like the challenge of playing keyboard parts on guitar, so I had fun working those out. The quiet breakdown was especially challenging – and, of course, singing and playing at the same time.
“Tony Spinner is a stunning singer and guitarist. I featured his voice in the mix – it’s just stronger than mine for this kind of tune. And I couldn’t resist throwing in some extra vibrato. After all, that’s the album title!”