People ask me “What’s your favorite record?” I say the next one. Because you don’t stop because you were successful at a particular thing. You keep going, and it’s perpetual motion.1 And I don’t go in to make a hit record. In my years of recording, I go in to make a good record. That’s a hit to me. Even if it’s only a hit to me, I’m satisfied. But I don’t go in to make a hit; I go in to make a good record. That’s my philosophy. I don’t go in the studio very often at the anguish of my past producers and owners of record companies, and they wanted me to go in more frequently, which I do not do.

  1. The Long Game []
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