"Slipping Into Darkness" (backed with "Nappy Head"), War's first big hit since their name change from Eric Burdon and War, was on the Hot 100 for 22 weeks and so tied with Gallery's "Nice to Be with You" for most weeks on that chart all within the calendar year 1972. (The spelling was changed slightly to "Slippin' Into Darkness" for the single, and is also used on a CD edition of the album.)Billboard ranked it as the No. 23 song for 1972. A subtitle for "Nappy Head" claims it is the theme from Ghetto Man, but there does not appear to be any notable film or television series with this title, and it may refer to a series that never went into production. "Baby Brother" is a live track recorded at the Hollywood Bowl, June 30, 1971, at an event called the United Artists 99 Cent Spectacular; a studio version of this song retitled "Me and Baby Brother" appeared on a later album, Deliver the Word (1973).
The original cover art was printed with a metallic silver background, and features a group photo by Bob Gordon.