Backed by producer Gary Usher, the band recorded one of the first instances of symphonic rock. The album utilizes vocal harmonies, and takes influence from the psychedelic rock bands of the era. The band's style drew comparisons to The Mamas and the Papas, but the band also developed their own sound through intricate melodies and progressions that were both dark and optimistic. For recording, James Burton and Glen Campbell guested, by providing backing guitar to bolster the group's sound. Later, band members reflected on the experience, and disregard their first album for the lack of studio session control they had.
Included on the album is the band's only charting single, "It's a Happening Thing", which became a favorite regionally when it charted in the KHJBoss 30 in March 1967 and topped at number 93 on the national Billboard Hot 100. The track "Dark On You Now" was originally recorded when the band was still called The Ashes in 1966 on Vault Records. This earlier version had a slower tempo compared to the latter version. Overall, the album became something of a local interest in Los Angeles and managed to chart at number 196 on the Billboard 200.