Bruce M. wrote:
I'm with BJ here. Kurstin was a great producer for Paul, and they should work together again -- soon!
Given that Egypt Station is one of the least popular and poorest selling albums of Paul's solo career, I hope not. Personally I'd rather Paul produce himself but if he does need a producer then I would favour Nigel Godrich (his recent work with Roger Waters was excellent) or Youth again. Or perhaps a different approach with someone new like David Wrench.
To each his own Kestrel. I don't know enough about the overall sales and/or popularity of Egypt Station to comment. I just go by my own ears and the overall reviews of ES. The reviews in general were very positive and I love the production of almost all the songs that Greg Kurstin produced. Examples for me include "I Don't Know, Happy With You, Who Cares, Confidante, People Want Peace, Hand in Hand, Dominoes, Back in Brazil, Do It Now, Despite Repeated Warnings, and the closing track...Hunt You Down etc. While "Come On to Me" wasn't close to my favorite Paul track on ES, Greg did a great job on the song's "production" (making the most out of a limited song) and it became the lone "hit" on ES. In my opinion, that alone was quite a "feat" to a limited song and just shows his great "Production" capabilities. If there was one problem with ES in my opinioin is that the overall album was too long and probably should have been been trimmed down two or three tracks. The other thing in my opinion is that ES should have had one producer...in this case Greg Kurstin. Paul probably made the same mistake on Flowers in the Dirt which again in my opinion had too many cooks in the kitchen.
For any new music and a possible new Paul album, I would vote for Greg Kurstin. However, I do 100% agree with you on Nigel Godrich. I loved the job that Nigel did on Chaos and I would be just as fine with Mr. Godrich as his next Producer. Being realistic here, I'm not sure that another McCartney/Godrich album is possible but if it was, I couldn't wait to see the outcome.