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John writes:

>Does anyone have the address for World Hunger Year organization?

Absolutely! WHY is going strong, with a staff of 12 and a lot of great programs, including "Reinvesting In America," that we deeply believe Harry would have loved. Our big effort nowadays is to locate and help support and replicate the nation's most effective and creative grassroots programs that are fighting hunger and poverty by helping people become self-reliant; we're also still involved in international hunger issues and national hunger and poverty policy, working in partnership with many other good national organizations.

We're at 505 Eighth Ave., 21st Floor, New York, NY 10028, (800) 5-HUNGRY; (212) 629-8850, (212) 465-9274 fax; WHY's Email is WHYRIA@AOL.COM; I can be reached personally at

>Also, I am looking for the address of an organization that still >publishes Harry's books.

I'll try to find out, and get back to you.

>And just a reminder....... > It is nearly Thanksgiving and it is time that we all >give back to our communities. Support your local food banks.

And a good reminder it is! In addition, the weekend before Thanksgiving is WHY's annual Hungerthon on K-Rock radio 92.3 in New York; lots of music-related premiums, ranging from a T-shirt and sweat shirt designed by Bruce Springsteen to the actual guitars played by rock greats. For information or to make a pledge, call us at 1-800-5-HUNGRY.

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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 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!