The album is the first 10cc studio album to feature the band as a six piece. The new lineup was already assembled for the tour in support of the band's previous album, Deceptive Bends, but changing Tony O'Malley for Duncan Mackay on the keyboards. The band was also solidified with songwriting and lead vocals contributions from other members than the core duo of Stewart and Gouldman, however it was also the first 10cc album to feature songs written separately by Stewart and Gouldman.
The cover art was again created by Hipgnosis with graphics by George Hardie and shows a map being blown into someones face. The map is showing the French island Martinique, located in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies in the eastern Caribbean Sea. The cover photograph was taken by Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis. The cover idea had been first presented to Genesis, who rejected it. The cover was also the first to feature longtime 10cc logo with a star inside zero.
The first single "Dreadlock Holiday" b/w non album track "Nothing Can Move Me" preceded the album and topped the charts in several countries, including the United Kingdom, where it became the band's third and last number-one hit. Driven by the success of the lead single, the album reached number 3 in the UK Albums Chart.
The second single varied in different territories. While most of the countries received "Reds in My Bed", "For You and I" was issued in America where it was also featured on the soundtrack for the film Moment by Moment, while "From Rochdale to Ocho Rios" was released in Oceania. The b-side was "Take These Chains" for all territories.
The album was reissued on CD in 1997 adding "Nothing Can Move Me", the b-side to "Dreadlock Holiday", as bonus track. In 2008 the Japanese reissue added additional versions of the album songs as bonus tracks.