“We made a lot of albums very quickly. We’d write the songs and record them at the same time. Sweet Dreams was made half at a picture framing factory, in the attic, and half in this small entrance to a church. By the time we did Touch, Sweet Dreams had been a hit, so we bought the church.
“We got grander on this album, and we had all sorts of orchestration. It was very exciting for us to have a lot more space to work in; we could move around to different rooms in the church instead of being confined to his 10 foot by 10 foot entrance. The album took about three weeks in all. We had just been on a massive tour, and we were about to go out again, so we did the record between tours.
“We got a 24-track Soundcraft tape machine and maybe a slightly larger desk, but we didn’t ratchet up much else the gear-wise; in fact, for the album after this, Be Yourself Tonight, we did the opposite of most bands and went straight back to the eight-track that we’d used for Sweet Dreams.”