Mathis spent four years recording for Mercury Records (1963–1967) producing 10 studio albums. Under the terms of his contract with the label, Mathis owned the masters of his recordings. He returned to Columbia Records in 1968 and licensed 20 Mercury album tracks to Columbia for release, 10 of which appeared on this record. The remaining 10 Mercury tracks appeared on his previous album for Columbia, People. The track listing below includes the title of the original album on which each song appeared.