I said to Ringo, ‘Let’s pretend that we’ve nearly finished some recordings and John is going off to Spain on holiday and he’s just rung up and said: Look, there’s one more song but it’s not finished. If you’re up for it, take it in the studio, have fun with it, and I’ll trust you.’
Paul McCartney on recording “Free as a Bird”, Q Magazine December 1995 (via tumblrweed-connection)