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With the June 11, 1976 release of "A Kind of Hush", the downward chart spiral of the Carpenters began.  The album could only manage to peak at number 33 and the three singles from the album charted at 12, 25 and 56.  In Japan and the UK, the album peaked at number 3.  The week that this album peaked at 33, the number 1 and 2 albums were "Frampton Comes Alive" by Peter Frampton and "Breezin'" by George Benson.  

The packaging of this album is one of the most detailed of any Carpenters album.  The record had a custom label that compliments the whole package.  Even the inside of the jacket had logo printing on the inside.  The inner sleeve was a heavier paper than normal and was printed on both sides.

This is not an album that I play often, although there are songs that I do enjoy listening to on it.  I do like "One More Time", "Boat to Sail" and "I Have You"....probably more than the actual singles that were released.  I have two copies of this album.  The jacket used for the photos on this page are the 2017 release.  I am not sure where or when I purchased my original copy.  My guess would be ordered it from our Walmart store.

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