Elliot’s frustration with trying to prove herself as her own artist and tackle the material she wanted had proved an impossibility with Dunhill. The power struggle began with her attempts to drop the "Mama" moniker and use the name Cass Elliot. This had been met with opposition by the studio heads at Dunhill. They felt that using the name "Mama Cass" and continuing to produce music similar to her work with The Mamas & the Papas would produce greater commercial success.
Seven of the songs had been previously released on her first two solo albums and/or as singles, and one (Words of Love) was a hit with The Mamas & the Papas. The album yielded four new songs, "One Way Ticket", "The Good Times Are Coming", "Don't Let The Good Life Pass You By" and "Ain’t Nobody Else Like You".
The album was reissued by MCA in 1980 and again by MCA, on CD, in 1987.
The album can be seen hanging on the wall of the character Leah in the 1996 British film Beautiful Thing while she is listening to "One Way Ticket". "It’s Getting Better", "Make Your Own Kind of Music", "Dream a Little Dream of Me", and "Move in a Little Closer, Baby" are also featured in the film.
Songs from the album (namely "It’s Getting Better", "Make Your Own Kind of Music", and "New World Coming") were used on the American television series Lost.