Here's something interesting. We know that the 1975 Japanese and European tours were cancelled. Here is a ticket stub that was generated but due to the tours being cancelled stub was unused. What's interesting is that it says on the bottom of the ticket stub:
"A Hiroshima TV Presentation 1975"
So I would have to imagine that had this tour not been cancelled that many of the concerts in Japan would have been filmed for broadcast on TV. It's also possible that it could have been made into a VHS tape or DVD like what happen with Live at Budokan. It's also very possible that since this tour was to promote the album that we would have live versions of many of the songs off the Horizon album. Can you imagine?
This ebay listing is specifically saying this stub was for the Horizon tour (maybe lotus can help with some of the Japanese wordings)
See here for all 6 pics.
THE Carpenters 1975 Horizon Cancelled Japan Tour Ticket Stub(Hiroshima) Rare!! | eBay
According to craig halsteads bookCarpenters all the top 40 hits.Horizion topped zimbabwe Album charts for 9 weels.Quite impressive
Returning to the Horizon review above (Chris, post #551),
entitled "Short Cut Carpenter." The reviewer does an injustice to the album, in my opinion.
Is the shorter (by 5 min) 1971 self-titled Tan album held in higher esteem ?
Not to knock the tan album, but, it still appears to me that having three hit-singles
on an album (Superstar, For All We Know, Rainy Days and Mondays) does not automatically
make it a better album. I love those three songs, but an "album" is more than just that !
Horizon is so much more than just hit singles or playing time.
For someone interested in the Carpenters and if they desire to hear a great vocalist I always point them to Horizon for all of those reasons that you listed. Karen is at her peak, vocally! It usually provides a path to other projects that they made.Speaking for myself, an album that I revisit very often (say, once a month).
The production quality , especially for 1975, is startling.
The album artwork is superb in all respects.
The ballads are beautiful.
The vocals are extraordinary.
A great album, a favorite album ever since 1975.
No complaints from me about the album, period.
For someone interested in the Carpenters and if they desire to hear a great vocalist I always point them to Horizon for all of those reasons that you listed. Karen is at her peak, vocally!
Richard claims Love Me For What I Am is not doubled, it was just an effect in the tape or it’s transfer to vinyl (can’t remember which) for some reason.
I think it’s from an interview, one of the ones in England from last year. I think the first portion when they talk ( the Interviewer and Richard) about Love Me For What I Am being a fan favorite. The special with the alphabet of songs. I’ll try to find it and listen for it to be certain. It was last year that I heard it and I think from there.I’ve never heard that before, where did he say that? I know I’m not remotely qualified on this but he’s saying the lead wasn’t double tracked? I don’t buy that. Vocals don’t phase to that degree unless there’s more than one of them there.