Nice post... thanks! I love reading interviews of the boys from the 1970s because they were so much closer to the actual memories of "the days" and hadn't completely automatized their anecdotes yet. (Although the "I thought it was you three" story seems to have led a long life, which is refreshing.) Great little interview of Ritchie, though.
I felt more like we were doing sessions than when we did the White Album where we were back being a band again.
It's interesting how he always speaks fondly of the way the band came together to record The White Album because it's so contrary to the way we think of them at the time... and even Ringo himself left the band!