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Legends on CD
Well, I said I'd call, and I did. Unfortunately, my local link to AOL
went haywire, and only cleared up today.
I called Elektra, and spoke to a rep in their Sales department, explaining
our dilemna. He didn't go into detail, but stated that Legends never did
get released on CD. There was some sort of last minute glitch, and the
held it out.
They have no current plans to release it, either, but said that if they
received enough requests, they would consider it. I know Elektra has a WWW
site somewhere, and if I find it, I'll tell you where it is. He also gave
me their "snail mail" address, though he didn't specify a department. I'm
going to send my request to the head of the marketing department (name
unknown) and the president of the company under seperate copy.
I urge all of you to do the same, and tell all your friends at record
stores, and radio stations, and anyone without a computer so we can all
roar fro the cheap seats to the boardroom! The address is a follows;
75 Rockerfeller Plaza
New York, New York
For anyone who hasn't done this sort of thing before, a few common sense
pointers. 1. Keep it short, less than a page, the request is simple, and
merely needs a yes/no answer. 2. Be civil--it's real easy to toss
unwanted correspondence into the round file. 3. Do give a name and return
address, that they may answer you. 4. If you send a petetion, make sure
the names are legible, and all have return addresses. We do want to
convince them we aren't weaving this out of thin air.
Thanks to all in advance, and remember--you can ALWAYS count on the cheap
seats!!!! (and I own my seat, so it's the cheapest...)
If there's no Chocolate, there's no point....SnoopyFan
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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
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!