I surely understand Richard Carpenter's consternation regarding A&M 's approach to this album: a "midline product" placement, with no inner-sleeve and less than satisfactory Cover-Art. After (re)listening to the original Vinyl, it is obvious that he put much work into this album. Many--No, all--of Karen Carpenter's vocals are fantastic on this album. The instrumental cuts, while lengthy, are actually worth hearing ! (as I did this early morn.) The album --at the time of release--should have gotten a much better reception. As I commented upon earlier, my 20-something year old niece was so taken with Karen's vocals on this vinyl album, that she is collecting her own Vinyl Carpenters' 'library'.