Nicely said! I wonder how the Rolling Stone magazine, in terms of circulation and musical prestige, competed with the other overseas UK magazines ? (say,for example, Melody Maker). It appears to me that the Japan and British tours/concerts were extremely well received in Feb and June 1974,respectively, --coupled to the exceptional performance of the Horizon LP on those charts--not to mention the Live in Japan LP--- so, the downturn in USA sales/chart position saw an upturn for overseas sales/chart position. Probably a good thing that the duo's product continued to sell feverishly outside of American soil. Needless to say, in the 1978 interview they were keen on "getting the American market back--back to it's previous heights".