"The Best of Me" was previously released as an electric version on the band's 2002 release, Say It Like You Mean It. The enchanted version of the EP contains video footage of the band performing unreleased tracks, titled "Classic Jazz" and "Surprise, Surprise". Recorded in two sessions in producer Bob Jones' bedroom and singer Kenny Vasoli's basement, the EP's first five tracks, were initially planned to be released on August 12, 2003. However, the release date was postponed as a result of Vasoli recording a sixth song, titled "Lasting Impressions", in the back of the band's bus while on tour. A DVD with the same name was released simultaneously, and features an acoustic set performed by the band at Skate & Surf 2003 in Asbury Park, New Jersey.