In happier news, traveling round the net, I found this trade advertisement for the 1976 Carpenters' single, "I Need to Be in Love". Richard looks great, Karen looks pensive but pretty- and the single should have been a much bigger hit than it ended up being. The choir killed its chances at Top 40 radio, and the production was way too soft for a Spring, Summer's Coming release. If it had half the power of the earlier Rainy Days and Mondays, it could have been much bigger. Regardless, it is a classic Carpenter/Bettis composition. And in hindsight, Karen was telling us more than she let on. "So rarely spoken...so magnificently sung."