I'm the one here that contacted Lou Beach, the artist that designed the cover, and purchased an autographed print from him to frame for my home office. As we were communicating, per my request, Lou was able to provide not only a proof of the original album artwork as-is, but a second shot of the artwork only with no "Carpenters" or "Passage" text, and a third shot with artwork and "Passage" text only. Funny thing, Harry....I actually asked him if he could put the Carpenters logo in place of their scripted/wavy text to make it totally unique. However, he felt that with this being a copy-righted logo with A&M years ago, that maybe we should pass on that idea. I then decided to leave the "Carpenters" text off altogether just for the great artwork with "Passage"....but my two high-school and college-aged children (that have never shared my love of the Carpenters music....surprise, surprise), thought I was crazy....and insisted that I just HAD to get the original cover complete with the Carpenters name on it. Apparently, they think I'm some kind of Carpenters fanatic....!