While the album failed to chart on the Swiss albums chart, it managed to peak at number 9 in Germany and number 22 in Austria. Primarily produced and arranged by Till Brönner, it spawned the Alison Moyet cover "All Cried out" as a single. The rest of the track list primarily featured re-arranged tracks, taken from the group's albums Elle'ments and Now ... Us! except the only previously unreleased song "Funky Dance".
In June 2002, the No Angels released their second album, Now... Us!, which featured writing credits by all band members and received critical acclaim from many critics who had thought that the band would not last past their first album Elle'ments (2001). The album debuted at number one on the German Albums Chart and was eventually certified both platinum and double gold by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). Its leading single "Something About Us", a musical response to what the band felt was intense and sometimes unfair and inaccurate media criticism at the time—predominantly resulting from their casting band image—became the group's third non-consecutive number-one hit in Austria and Germany. Still during the recording of Now... Us! in spring 2002, the girls thought about taking another musical direction and how their songs would sound with a different musical approach. Inspired by Robbie Williams's cover album Swing When You're Winning (2002), in September 2002, the group took a few weeks off to prepare for a special swing concert at the BerlinTränenpalast.