The editing is annoying. Each of the 58 songs is preceded by a title page with a few seconds of "You'll Never Walk Alone" being sung in the background. This same song is the first track on the first disc and Jackson sets the standard for this collection with her performance. As good as it is, we don't need to hear it 57 more times. Each track is followed by credits for that particular performance. Couldn't they save them for the end?
Probably every great performer has an "off " day occasionally and if Mahalia Jackson did, NBC didn't capture it. Her diction, clarity, and enthusiasm was evident in every performance. Unfortunately, this early sixties collection had about the same production quality as the presidential debate of the same era. I had hoped that this collection would have been a treasure to enjoy over and over but the production quality and editing only made me glad when it was over. There are no special features included in this DVD set. Maybe there will be a subsequent version with "digitally remastered sound" that will enable Mahalia Jackson to lift our spirits with her incomparable interpretations.