“I adore The Carpenters. You listen to them and you just think, ‘How beautiful.’ The writing and production are incredible, and then there’s Karen Carpenter’s voice – one of the greatest musical instruments we’ve ever, ever heard on this planet.
“Richard Carpenter’s production and arrangements are extraordinary. The choice of songs – and some of the songs they wrote themselves, like Yesterday Once More – just great.
“There’s a track I really like, which is a cover version of a song called Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft [by Klaatu]. It wasn’t a hit in its original form, but Richard took it and turned it into a mini-pop symphony. Amazing! Just one of the best pop-rock productions ever.”