The haunting Jazz-inspired flugelhorn was played by Randy Brecker, formerly of Blood Sweat and Tears. Jazz veteran Richard Davis contributed the upright bass. He also played on Van Morrison's Astral Weeks album.
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.