Hey Mark: I remembered that we share a fondness for Horizon and A Kind of Hush. I appreciate what you've written here about your absolute favorite album, Close to You. As I say, it can be difficult to quantify rankings when you enjoy (love) virtually everything they recorded. Thank you for including the link to your fantastic blog! If I may be so bold, I would like to give it a plug here... I went to the link and read your recap/review of Close to You. I was impressed by the picture you painted of the excitement you felt upon hearing "We've Only Just Begun" on the radio and how you followed your local radio station's weekly Top 30 countdown to track the Carpenters' ensuing single releases. (It was also enjoyable to read tidbits about your family's history.) I have read other essays at your site as well, and I admire your writing, insights, dedication, and effort. For anyone who hasn't been to Mark's website, it is a boundless treat. The articles are chock full of trivia and pictures, some of which were previously unfamiliar to me. And there are links to other such articles. So much to enjoy there, Mark, and it comes across as a labour of love. Sincere gratitude and salutations to you!