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As Andy says, being in this band in the early 1980s made you feel like you were part of a pizza. We were always one of the band, one of Duran Duran, or one of the Taylors.
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At some of the venues, the audience was so loud we could hardly hear what was happening on stage, which kind of threw us back to 1983, when we had very similar reactions on a much bigger scale.
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Everybody was on the same page. Nobody has really gone out there on a different musical journey. When we got back together again, we all wanted to do the same kind of music.
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I guess when we were up against it, we knew this album was going to be compared to all the classic early material, because it was going back to the original five.
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I like Target. I like the ones in the Midwest, personally. We don't really have those in England yet.
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I lived a normal life for a number of years. I had kids. I lived up on a farm in Gloucestershire in rural England, and just kind of got back to reality again.
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I slowly started to drift back into music again. I finally got the call from John... about getting the band back together again. It was so out of the blue. I almost thought that the moment had passed.
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I was burned out. I think I was just exhausted. It was a very intense five years. We didn't stop. It was constant touring, constant writing, recording.
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It was great fun. We had gone on tour in between the sessions and reconnected with the audience and got a lot of energy back from them, a lot of positive energy.
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It was great. The first 10 days we played together were amazing. Instantly we discovered this chemistry that had been dormant all these years.
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It was over a three-year period that we recorded this album. Everything sounded very different by the time we finished the album.
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It's a complete collaboration. We just set up our instruments in a room and plug in, much as The Beatles would have done 30 years ago.
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It's a nonstop schedule, really. I had lost myself somewhere.
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It's amazing to see places like Madison Square Garden on the schedule again.
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John sometimes calls it an alignment of the stars-that we're all just in the same mindspace at the same time.
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Nick and Simon had come to a natural end of their working relationship with Warren, which obviously opened the door for a reunion of the original five.
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Seven and the Ragged Tiger took six months to record and finish.
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Some people even went off to form another band, Power Station.
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Sometimes the problem is not the people in the band, but the people around the band.
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That's incredible, if you think of five people who have all gone off in different directions in their lives and come back together again.
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The bar was very high-we had to really make sure that we got what we really wanted, that it was a real finished album. We weren't going to give up until we got that.
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There was so much water under the bridge. Luckily, everybody's ready to go again at the same time. I don't think it could have happened five years earlier... .or five years later.
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We just jam until we get interesting grooves and chord progressions and melodies. It's very much a team effort.
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We still seem to trigger that intensity in people, which was quite incredible.
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We used Pro Tools, a music system, to record the album. You can just keep putting stuff on and taking stuff off and re-recording.
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We're a real democracy. We go through a whole process where everybody is involved in deciding on everything from a drum groove to a guitar sound.
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We're very lucky to be able to go back and reclaim something that was a very special part of all our lives.
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When you're in a band that's so big when you're young, you kind of lose your identity a little bit. You just become part of the band. I just needed to get away from it.
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You never know how you're going to be received, after all this time. The initial response we had was just overwhelming, particularly that tour of the States.
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