This features Green engaging with Anthony Hamilton in a fierce call and response. Hamilton also features on the album's title track. Green said of the American soul singer-songwriter on the EMI press release: "On his records, Anthony is always singing about pleasing and satisfying his lady - I want you to be happy, I want us to be together. I've been preaching for 30 years and I said, that's right, the more we need each other, the less difference we see between us. You have to take a chance on love. I know there are some hateful people in the world that would break your heart in an instant. But the big man upstairs is saying you've got to take a chance. It's better to love and be heartbroken than never to have loved at all."
The song "Sadeness" by Enigma (the one with the chanting monks), got its name from the French novelist Marquis de Sade, who believed sex had to be painful in order to be pleasurable - thus the word "sadism."
Phil Oakey recorded his vocals for "Don't You Want Me" in the studio bathroom. The recording was disrupted by guitarist Jo Callis reaching through an open window from outside to repeatedly flush one of the toilets.