Initial recording was done with Craig Leon in an attempt to make more commercial music. Only two tracks, both featuring drum-machines and synthesisers, were ever completed, including the single "Right Here".
The band was unhappy with the initial results of their next recording sessions. Forster said, "We were sort of cursed. We had the engineer that we were using on Liberty Belle, Dicky Preston, and working with Dicky was good. We then went on to the next one and we were put into this horrible studio it was over a practice room or something. And so Dickey didn't do a good job I think on Tallulah, so it had to be rescued and remixing a little but which always sounds horrible but it actually worked out okay with Mark Wallis."