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“Stevie and I had messed about on a couple of recording experiments in the ‘80s. Other times, I was in the studio with her while she was recording, but I wasn’t working on it – I was just watching. With In Your Dreams, a full event emerged.
“She had a couple of demos and a few ideas that she played on the piano. Quite a lot of it we made up on the spot, writing six or seven songs together. It was very much a collaboration. She had written so many journals, too, so that was a source that we could draw from. When she does have demos, though, it’s about not losing the essence – that's what I try to keep.
“There was one song called Soldier’s Angel that we could never quite replicate. In the end, we brought in Lindsey Buckingham to play guitar, and the idea was for her to sing and have it be very empty. It was funny: At one point, she said, ‘I’d really like to have Mick Fleetwood to play drums, but then it’ll turn into Fleetwood Mac,’ and I said, ‘Who cares?’
“We had a lot of time to experiment. We were in her house, and we could stop and start whenever we wanted to. It was a crazy time, but it was great. Stevie really let herself go on the record.”