Because of the hurried schedule of newfound international success, the follow-up to True Colours
follows much of the same formula of its predecessor, though in a slightly darker form that often lacks the punch that made True Colours
great. Despite a couple of classic singles -- "One Step Ahead" and "History Never Repeats" -- and a handful of other inspired tracks, the album marks the band's first lateral move. "Waiata" is the Maori word for "party" (the album was given the aboriginal party title, Corroboree
, in Australia). Following in the trend of True Colours
, A&M issued three different colored covers for the worldwide release.