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HarryChapin.com July 2003 E-mail

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HARD ROCK CAFE TO HONOR HARRY CHAPIN
On July 16, the anniversary of Harry's death, the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City will honor Harry Chapin and his music. If you would like to be a part of the event, you can find more information at:
http://harrychapin.com/news/07102003.shtml

CIRCLE! SUMMER ISSUE RELEASED
The summer issue of the extraordinary "Circle!," a publication put out by fans of Harry committed to carrying on his anti-hunger work, is now available. Lots of great photos and stories can be found inside. Visit:
http://www.harrychapin.com/circle/circle_summer03.pdf

REMEMBERING HARRY CHAPIN 2003 CONCERT ANNOUNCED
John McMenamin will once again put on his phenomenal tribute show to Harry Chapin in New Jersey later this summer. If you have not been to this event, you must go. You will greatly enjoy it. John's tribute includes many lesser-performed Harry Chapin songs, and is really a must see event. Find more information at:
http://harrychapin.com/news/06232003.shtml

WHY BENEFIT ON LONG ISLAND
Find out more about an upcoming World Hunger Year benefit on Long Island featuring Jen Chapin, SpoonWalk, and others. Check out:
http://harrychapin.com/news/05292003.shtml

I hope everyone is having a great summer.

Brian Bieluch
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HarryChapin.com

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Harry's Music
Bottom Line Encore Collection
      [Amazon] [iTunes]
Chapin Music
      [iTunes]
Cotton Patch Gospel
      [iTunes]
Dance Band On The Titanic*
      [Amazon] [iTunes]
Essentials
      [Amazon]
Gold Medal Collection
      [Amazon] [iTunes]
Greatest Stories Live*
      [Amazon] [iTunes]
Harry Chapin Tribute
      [Amazon]
Heads & Tales
      [Amazon] [iTunes]
Last Protest Singer
      [Amazon]
Legends Of Lost & Found*
      [iTunes]
Living Room Suite
      [Amazon] [iTunes]
On The Road To Kingdom Come
      [Amazon] [iTunes]
Portrait Gallery
      [Amazon] [iTunes]
Sequel
      [iTunes]
Short Stories
      [Amazon] [iTunes]
Sniper & Other Love Songs
      [Amazon] [iTunes]
Songwriter
      [iTunes]
Story of a Life
      [Amazon]
Verities & Balderdash
      [Amazon] [iTunes]

* = Highly Recommended

The Latest Release

Sniper & Other Love Songs

 
[iTunes]

In 1972, Harry released Sniper & Other Love Songs. Thirty years would pass before the album would ever reach the CD format. Sniper was finally re-released in June, 2002.

Originally given a working title of Sweet City Suite, the album tells the story of various characters one might run into in a city. The album features the original studio versions of Chapin classics "A Better Place to Be" and "Circle." But perhaps more importantly (as those songs are already well-distributed on compilation CDs), the album features seemingly lost Chapin stories, including "And the Baby Never Cries," "Burning Herself," "Barefoot Boy," and "Woman Child."

Sniper is for the seasoned Chapin fan. New fans would do better to check out Greatest Stories Live. But for Chapin fans who have reached the level of the Dance Band on the Titanic album, this is the next step. Slightly over-produced and having a little of the "forced" feel that some of Harry's studio albums possess, this album does not capture the powerfully live Harry Chapin. Nonetheless, it captures Harry's great iconoclastic songwriting--Harry takes the story song to new heights here. But the album works best for those ready for it; don't buy it until you are ready to appreciate it!