The album, produced by the guitarist Rune Berg, was firstly recorded at Tambourine Studios, Malmö, in November 2003 with engineer Herman Söderström (Tambourine Studios). Helena Josefsson takes part as background singer in two songs: A farewell to arms and Motorcycle song.
The recordings continued at three different studios: Athletic Sound (Halden, Norway - December 2003 - January 2004, with Kai Ø. Andersen), Lydlab (Oslo, Norway, March 2004, with Ulf Holand) and Quad Recording Studios (New York, USA, September 2004, with Michael H. Brauer). The band went from a a tiny island (Giske, in the west coast of Norway) to the shore of the greatest island (Manhattan).
The Margarets is a Norwegian pop-group inspired by the Beatles, The Cure, Nick Drake, The Sundays, The Holllies, Led Zeppelin, Los Lobos, Astroburger and The Smiths.
In the wake of The Margaret's arrival in 2002, Norway's newspapers were immersing themselves in the 10-year history of the 'new' band, while radio & television stations flooded the airwaves with the 'new' music. The musicians, needless to say, happily soaked up the attention after a decade in the wilderness. "We have spent a period floundering at sea" said lead singer, Alex Rinde.
* Alex Rinde - vocals
* Ante Giskeødegård - guitar
* Lars Berg - bass
* Rune Berg - guitar
* Ronnie Larsen - percussion