Glenn Frey and J.D. Souther supplied backing vocals on this depiction of a disastrous love affair.
Bjork told Mojo magazine May 2008 that Don Juan's Reckless Daughter was her all-time favorite album. The Icelandic singer explained: "It has probably had the biggest influence on me. It has the stark, Northern thing where you look out your window and there are no trees. This album is really under-appreciated. I don't like her hippy folk stuff so much."