“In the past I mostly resisted requests from record labels to compile or anthologise, but this time I enjoyed the challenge of trying to sequence an album that would act as a more easygoing introduction to my music. These are mostly the shorter song-based tracks (some represented by edits), so it’s perhaps the ideal way to introduce a friend or partner to SW music without the more “difficult” stuff getting in the way. For once I have also given in to narcissism and put my face on the cover, without a gas mask or anything else obscuring it!” – Steven Wilson
As well as containing a few especially created edits, the album contains an alternate recording of ‘Lazarus’. This version is based on a live recording made earlier this year, later overdubbed in the studio.