Record Mirror, January 19, 1974: "Sing those songs again THE CARPENTERS The Singles 1969-1973 (A & M SP 9881). Not their "greatest hits", you understand. Just a modest, dignified album made up of the singles which, in four years, have boosted the Carpenters Into the top flight of charts and popularity polls. Up-to-date, too.. includes Top Of The World, Also Paul Williams' We've Only Just Begun, The David and Bacharach great" Close To You, and John and Paul's Ticket To Ride. A strong compilation album. P. J."