Produced by Toyah. Robert Fripp plays uncredited guitars on Brilliant Day and Lords of the Never Known. Both tracks were originally performed live as part of Toyah & Fripp’s band Fripp Fripp, later known as Sunday All Over the World.
- The album was created with Tony Geballe as well as Trey Gunn and Paul Beavis with whom Toyah and her husband Robert Fripp constituted the band Sunday All Over the World at the same time. It was originally planned as part two of a trilogy, following Prostitute. The title is a reference to Ophelia, a character from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and Carl Jung’s psychological concept of the shadow.
- In 2003, the album was reissued via Toyah’s own Vertical Species label with a slightly changed artwork and new text introduction In 2020, it was released as part of the Toyah Solo box set.
- In 2020, Demon Records also released it on translucent aqua vinyl.