“The funny thing is, when I would hear Kiss From A Rose on the radio, I always loved the intimacy and vocal tone. It was a production thing where I was going, ‘How do they do that?’ – because it was so pristine and so intimate.
"When I got the call for the project I thought, ‘Gee, I hope I can match that.’ So I go into the studio and set up, and he comes up to the mic – I really hadn’t done anything beyond setting up the mic with a straight ahead vocal chain. He started to sing and it hit me - it’s all just him.
"That’s just the way he sounds. He is one of those vocalists that what you hear on an album is completely him – no editing, nothing, just boom. He’s got that fantastic tone.”