What a joy. I have waited half my life for this album to be released on an affordable CD ~ the prices it was reaching on ebay are far beyond credibility. Not only is the "Presenting Cissy Houston" here but 11 bonus tracks made up of rare singles b-sides and other treasures I have never heard before.
I thought I would never hear Cissy's take on Tim Hardin's "Hang on to a Dream" ever again.
From the featured album, my vinyl copy wore out back in 73, the near hysterical vocals of Melanie's "Any Guy" still make me smile for its rip-roaring camp and her Bacharachs were never bettered.
Whoever was responsible for the rerelease of this treasure deserves a music appreciation award and if there is no such thing I will join a campaign to establish one, so whoever you are, many many thanks for satisfyint this old soul dude extremely happy