The band worked with Harold Faltermeyer for this album, who is of course best known for his work on the Beverly Hills Cop movies and his instrumental hit, 'Axel F'. He worked on all the tracks for the record, something the band hadn't done since Please; work with just one producer. The decision to approach him in particular was their desire to do a complete record without the use of samples, and using very analog sounds and synths. Neil said,
...Even by the beginning of 1990 everything was mega-samples, and we wanted to make something much cleaner. We thought it would sound fuller and more original if all the sounds were programmed for it.
Over 10 weeks, they recorded the album at Faltermeyer's studio in Munich.
The photography was again done by Eric Watson and complimented by the design of Mark Farrow. A minimalistic design, in terms of typography and color; white and red.
The idea to photograph them holding roses for the front cover was inspired by a photograph of Judy Garland they saw in Liza Minelli's home, while they were producing her 'Results' album.
A highly sought after item is a Japanese release of the album packaged with a bonus 3" CD containing three tracks, included a 9:30 version of 'This Must Be The Place I Waited Years To Leave' which is the only source for this cut. The entire item is done in a white velvet slipcase with goldleaf lettering.