Simple Man, Simple Dream
A bit off-topic, but, when was the decision made to go to a single-LP for Christmas Portrait ?
November 18,1978 Billboard Magazine (page 12):
CARPENTERS AND WONDER TOP YULE LPs
LOS ANGELES- Christmas releases by the Carpenters and Stevie Wonder pace the 1978 flow of holiday
product. The Carpenters' "Christmas Portrait," the duo's 10tha lbum for A&M,
is a double package, which ties into their third ABC -TV special Dec. 19...."
That makes me wonder how the sequencing might have differed if it had been a 2LP set. There's a LOT of music on both sides of the final product, without many obvious breaks. I guess the expanded Christmas Portrait CD might offer a few clues.