"Billy seemed a little embarrassed to see me at the library but we got talking and he told me he had left the Rollers and was now engineering at Craighall Studios. He invited me down to play guitar on the songs he was writing and offered to play keyboards on anything I wanted to record. This was a real opportunity and I didn't realize what was going to come of it at that time. We had no great ambition at that time and just enjoyed recording. I managed to get down to the studio 2 or 3 times a week and I always wanted to write something new for the next session. Billy really inspired me with his songs. To me they were so different and original, it was like a friendly competition to see who could come up with a really good tune. When I look back I can see how the songs got better and better, and by the time I wrote Magic we knew we had to do something with the songs.