I've been needling dropping my original Carpenters LP's and I'm currently up to Now & Then. The design of this LP is very cool but it makes me wonder if Richard and Karen had thought of releasing this as a 2 LP set. The LP cover is actually made perfectly for this....today opening it to get out my original LP I said what a missed opportunity not to include an LP on each side of the flip open cover. It would have entailed recording more tracks most likely but even if they didn't have time to record more tracks they could have opted to use less songs on each side almost like a 45 rpm on an LP allowing for better quality across the vinyl(s). I wonder if this would have worked? LP 1 could still be the pop songs and LP 2 would be the oldies.