Five of the tracks on the album were co-written by Bobby Z., Wendy and Lisa's former colleague from The Revolution, who also co-produced the album with the duo. Wendy's twin sister, Susannah Melvoin (an extended Revolution member herself) co-wrote the track "Honeymoon Express".
The album, released in the United States on August 24, 1987, was not a success in the U.S., though it reached the UK Top 100 peaking at #84. The UK and European release featured different cover artwork than the U.S. release.
The album contained several singles, including "Honeymoon Express" and "Waterfall" (which was re-released two years later as "Waterfall '89"). "Sideshow" was also released as a single in the UK and Europe. The track "The Life" was re-recorded in the 1990s when it was retitled as "This Is The Life" and produced by Trevor Horn. This version was included on the number-one hit soundtrack album of the film Dangerous Minds (1995) and released as a single in Europe.
The album was reissued in the U.S. in 2006 by Wounded Bird Records, featuring four bonus tracks including "The Trip Is To Fall" which was originall a 12" B-side track. The album was reissued in the UK in 2013 by Cherry Pop Records also featuring four bonus tracks, though two of the tracks differ from the U.S. reissue.