The Carpenters were always different. In a world of glitter, glam, prog, rock and myriad styles of music they followed their own musical mantra, one where harmony, love of the old songs and melody reigned supreme. Yet theirs was no bland pop, not formulaic nor predictable, they produced some of the most inventive pop during their 14-year career. The Carpenters recorded 11 albums, released 31 singles, and toured the world with drummer/vocalist Karen beguiling audiences with her beautiful voice and Richard wowing the public with his keyboard skills and arranging abilities. The Carpenters' No. 1 charting cover of The Marvelettes' Motown classic, "Please Mr. Postman" anchored their sixth album, 1975's Horizon. The platinum-certified effort also features "Only Yesterday," a Bettis/Carpenter song that went Top 5 in the US and No. 7 in the UK, along with covers of The Eagles' "Desperado," Neil Sedaka's "Solitaire" and "I Can Dream Can't I?," a 1940s song that had been a big hit for The Andrews Sisters.