Warner later released a 2CD Collector's Edition on . This release collected the original 1988 album with a second disc of remixes from the era.
The album's sound is noticeably different from any preceding or succeeding albums in the Madchester genre. This can be explained by the producer, Martin Hannett, who was notable for pioneering use of electronics in music. What is most noticeable production-wise on this album is the use of echo and reverb on the drum sound; whilst some may appreciate this production work for being somewhat groundbreaking and unique, others criticise it for the almost claustrophobic effects it renders on the music.
Several of the songs on this album were later remixed. These included "Mad Cyril," "Wrote For Luck," and "Lazyitis." "Mad Cyril" was remixed into "Mad Cyril (Hello Girls Mix)," "Wrote For Luck" was remixed twice, firstly into "WFL" and then "Wrote For Luck (Think About The Future Mix);" Vince Clarke remixed the former, Paul Oakenfold the latter. "Lazyitis" was remixed into "Lazyitis (One-Armed Boxer Remix)" which featured Country legend Karl Denver on guest vocals. Paul Oakenfold would become vastly important to The Happy Mondays when he produced their 1990 opus "Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches." These remixes are significant as they were a sign that The Happy Mondays were beginning to embrace the burgeoning rave scene, then taking place in the UK.
This album arrived at a time when the Madchester genre was only beginning to formulate into what could be termed a "scene," closely connected to acid house. However, on this album The Happy Mondays played mostly pure rock music, with funk rhythms played on the drums and bass guitar and electronic flourishes showcased by the keyboard melodies. The real dance influence shone through when the songs were remixed by people such as Paul Oakenfold, as described above. This was when the band first made a cultural impact on a regional and national level.