Hey Moker
Interesting thought just sprung into my head.
What percentage of a song's success is down to the mixing and production as compared to the musicianship, arrangement, lyrics or melody? I reckon it is quite high. sometimes even as much as 50/50. I can think of many examples to prove my point. Maybe that is why some folk spend just as much or even more time on mixing than on actual recording.
It can sometimes be said that there was less time spent in writing the darned song in the first place. JIM