"[With Christine McVie not writing material for this album, you had] two people now who [faced] each other directly as writers -- as [Nicks and I] always did -- but [without] a softening agent in between, which was Christine. The singing approach becomes a little more reminiscent of those days [when Nicks and I performed as a duo], and certainly the dynamic in terms of the creative process becomes more reminiscent, as well. It gives us a whole sense of where we could go in a more pure sense of two-part harmony and building things from the ground up, which obviously we didn't do with this album. And in terms of the musicianship of the three players, it became a much more muscular kind of thing because there was more space to maneuver."

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