The album covers material released between his 1988 debut album Viva Hate and his 1995 single "Boxers". Interestingly, the track listing bears a slight resemblance to that of 1997's Suedehead: The Best of Morrissey. The album also features a solo version of "Interlude" without Siouxsie Sioux. Strangely, it includes just one track from 1994's Vauxhall and I, Morrissey's commercial and critical high watermark. All tracks have been remastered for the album. The album did not chart (top 75) but did reach number 80 in the UK albums chart.
In promotion of the album, the single "Glamorous Glue" from Your Arsenal was re-issued on CD and 7" vinyl. It charted at #69 in the UK charts, replacing "Hold on to Your Friends" as Morrissey's lowest charting single. To date, it was the final Morrissey single to chart in the UK Top 75.