Crowd-sourced chronology questions: So Offering was released in October of 1969, I believe, and the Billboard ad, above, is from February, 1970. When was the “Ticket To Ride” single released? Also, I’d always understood that Offering was quickly repackaged as Ticket To Ride after the title single peaked about halfway up the Hot 100, which would have been sometime in the spring of 1970, I believe, but before “(They Long To Be) Close To You” was released as a single in May, 1970. The John Tobler book indicates that Offering “...was repackaged and reissued and (under the title Ticket To Ride) spent four months in the Billboard album chart in early 1971…” (p. 13), which gives me the impression that Offering may have been reissued in late 1970 or early 1971 in the wake of the two monster singles from the Close To You album. Does anybody have the date when Offering was reissued as Ticket, and was it released in response to the “Ticket To Ride” single, or the Close To You singles (or both)?