The album was originally a bonus disc with the initial limited edition of the 1982 studio album The Sky's Gone Out. Later in the year it was released as a separate album, with initial copies receiving a free single and poster pack. The "Satori in Paris" single features live versions of "Double Dare" and "Hair of the Dog" not recorded at the same gigs from the album, the poster being a montage of the band's history on stage and beyond.
The "Satori in Paris" single was a free insert in the first UK press release of the Press the Eject and Give Me the Tape LP, and on the New Rose label in France. Both tracks are live versions recorded at Le Rose Bon Bon, Paris, France on 3 December 1981. Both tracks are included as bonus tracks on CD reissues of the LP.