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--- CHAPINFEST 2002!

Tickets are on sale now for CHAPINFEST 2002. This sounds like it will be a great event. Instead of just a show, there's an entire weekend of events planned. Find out more:


"Well, I used to play the trumpet once ..." SEQUEL, the last album released before Harry's death, has been re-released on CD. You can order it online by visiting a new web site (click on family store) setup by Harry's family:


At the end of most of his concerts, Harry used to make a short pitch for World Hunger Year (WHY) . I would like to do the same here. WHY continues, perhaps with more force than ever, to address hunger and poverty issues, in the spirit of Harry Chapin. During this holiday season, I definitely encourage you to find more out about WHY, and maybe even drop a buck or two their way on the "donate and support" page.

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

* = Highly Recommended

The Latest Release

Sniper & Other Love Songs


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!