She signed to Atlantic Records and the album was produced by Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin. Wexler said that Springfield was quite difficult to work with and rejected all of the songs except Just A Little Lovin' and Son Of A Preacher Man. He found her surprisingly unconfident. You wouldn't really tell on what sounds an excellent album.
It is one of those albums that has achieved classic status in later years. At the time it was a commercial flop, something that is often overlooked. Another misconception is that the album is wall-to-wall soul. It certainly isn't. In fact it is far more of a soulful easy-listening offering, for me, featuring songs from Goffin-King, Bacharach-David, Barry-Weil and Randy Newman as opposed to Isaac Hayes or Floyd-Cropper. That said, it is still a wonderful album. Springfield's voice is stunning throughout, as indeed is the backing from the Atlantic Records musicians. The sound quality is crystal clear too.
By the summer of the same year, 1969, Elvis Presley had also recorded the similarly impressive From Elvis In Memphis.