- Released: August 30, 2005
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: MCA Special Products
- 1.Good News
- 2.Don't Drive Me Away
- 3.Will The Circle Be Unbroken
- 4.Pray On
- 5.Too Close
- 6.This May Be The Last Time
- 7.Touch A Hand (Make A Friend)
- 8.Sit Down Servant
- 9.Respect Yourself
The Staple Singers: Roebuck "Pops" Staples (vocals, guitar); Mavis Staples, Cleo Staples, Pervis Staples, Yvonne Staples (vocals).
Compilation producer: Rev. Milton Biggham.
Includes liner notes by Marilyn A. Batchelor.
A nine song budget collection that brings together early Vee-Jay sides, live performances from both the late 1950s and early 1970s. The early sides are taken from vinyl and 78 shellac sources and exhibit a fair amount of surface noise, but the music in performances of "Too Close," "Good News," and "Don't Drive Me Away" move mountains and make all audiophile concerns somewhat mute. A nice little budget compilation that makes a nice addition to anyone's gospel collection. ~ Cub Koda