The review published in the January 24, 1970 issue of Billboard magazine said, "Loretta Lynn socks it to you with "Wings Upon Your Horns" and "You Wouldn't Know an Angel (If You Saw One)". Toil and jilted love are the main themes of nearly all the songs on this LP. She wrote or helped write seven of the tunes. Also good are "I'm Dynamite", "When I Reach the Bottom (You'd Better Be There)" and "This Big Ole Hurt"."
Recording sessions for the album took place on October 1, October 2, and October 3, 1969, at Bradley's Barn in Mount Juliet, TN. Five of the albums tracks were from previous recording sessions. "Big Ole Hurt" was recorded during the January 19, 1967 session for 1967's Singin' with Feelin'. "This Stranger (My Little Girl)" and "I Only See the Things I Want to See" were recording during sessions for 1969's Your Squaw Is on the Warpath on August 30 and November 19, 1968, respectively. "When I Reach the Bottom (You'd Better Be There)" and "You Wouldn't Know an Angel (If You Saw One)" were recorded during sessions for 1969's Woman of the World/To Make a Man on April 2 and May 14, 1969, respectively.