The Europeans were signed to A&M Records, Ltd. on the strength of their demo tape.
The band was disappointed with the sales of their first album, Vocabulary, and thought the sound was over-produced.
They opted for a live second album thinking that it would better represent their sound. The album was recorded over seven weeks and supported it with a tour.
A Good Year for the Europeans. Danny Van Emden. Music Week, February 25, 1984.