John Simon and The Band have been going around in my head of late. Been listening to their first album, it’s
spectacular. John produced my third album Now is Heaven and once suggested to Levon Helm in front of me,
in Levon’s Woodstock cabin, that they should cover “Moonbeam Josephine,” a song from that album. I don’t
know what Levon thought, and I had no idea that John was going to do that, wish he hadn’t done it while I
was there. In a way I wanted “‘Don’t Get Too Fallen” to sound something like The Band. I believe you can hear
that Gerry, Tony, and Yuval are of that standard, and Héctor recorded it with that timbre, without me saying so
to anyone, not even myself, at the time.