Mathis spent four years recording for Mercury Records (1963-67) producing ten studio albums. Under the terms of his contract with the label, he owned the masters of his recordings. He returned to Columbia Records in 1968 and licensed twenty Mercury album tracks to Columbia for release, ten of which appeared on this record. The remaining ten Mercury tracks appeared on his next album for Columbia, The Impossible Dream. The track listing below includes the title of the original album on which each song appeared.