Imagine what might have happened if "Help" had been released as a single and done well.
- It could have totally changed the future direction of their music. They might have gone more in a "rock" direction than they did.
- Richard probably would have created several remixes of "Help" (and may have re-done the organ track).
I think at least at the time they would have gotten wider respect from people who did actually roll their eyes at them. Who knows what a rock direction coulda done for them. I only think it would have helped, but we may not have gotten many of those early Carpenters gems (album cuts and singles) had they gone mainly rock.
And yes! a "Help" remix would and would still be amazing to hear alongside the original!