The album is a comprehensive look at the journey of the ARIA award winning band, from scrappy beginnings and tragedy to the success and stability of recent years. It also features a new song, The Road Is Lost, featuring Torcha and the Queensland Orchestra.
I decided to leave a couple of singles off, because I wanted to tell a story of The Whitlams in song, and I needed to put a couple of early tunes in there, and a couple of songs which were about the dramas that the band lived through, and I tried to make a nice mix between the popular songs and those that are an emotional journey.
"I actually wanted to call it Long Story Short (a title taken by new Tamworth band Chasing Bailey). If you listen to the songs you get exactly an understanding of where we've been." - Tim Freedman
A two disc deluxe edition includes a bonus DVD with documentaries on the making of the Love This City and Torch The Moon albums, and footage of their concerts at the Sydney Opera House in 2007 with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. An article in The Age promoted the album's release, discussing the orchestrally-reworked Whitlams songs, the highs and lows of the band, and Freedman's young daughter Alice.