It includes the singles "Let's Go to Bed", "The Walk" and "The Lovecats". Two other tracks are the B-sides of these singles, although "Mr. Pink Eyes" (the second B-side for "The Lovecats") was not included. The songs were recorded when the band was in a transitional phase after bassistSimon Gallup left following a tour to promote the previous album, Pornography. Beginning with these singles, Lol Tolhurst switched from drums to keyboards, a role he kept until his departure in 1989.
For first two singles' tracks The Cure is a duo consisting of Tolhurst and Robert Smith, with the addition of a session drummer for the tracks from "Let's Go to Bed". For the last single, a full band was assembled with the addition of bassist/producerPhil Thornalley, who had worked with the band on Pornography, and drummer Andy Anderson, a lineup which would continue for the Concertlive album.