Asked by Steve Inskeep of NPR if he liked McCartney's recent music, Godrich said simply, "No, Not Really." In the studio, Godrich pushed for a record that he himself would buy.
You put people around him and they just wilt. What he needed was somebody to just remind him about the things that he's done; jog his memory a little bit or give him a little kick up the...
Well... I don't know. I think his stuff has had some pretty good bits in. But James Paul McCartney has definitely been spotty, for years. Oh to have been a fly on the wall in that studio.
The snippets of new stuff sound good. I'd buy it anyway, but it's nice to know there's something to look forward to, eh?