Largely recorded in Paris, the Be Yourself
album featured some innovative production from Dave Stewart
. However, at times the Eurythmics producer could be a hard taskmaster.
"I think the oddest thing was making my mother stamp on the gravel on the roof of a Paris youth club for I Love You Like A Ball And Chain," he recalled to the BBC. "My poor mum. She was stamping away and, every so often, somebody would run up and go, 'A bit more, a bit more.'"
"She was bright red and exhausted," he added, "but when you hear it on the track, it sounds amazing."