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"He's always the "Old Folkie."
Singing for some hopeless cause.
Shouting at the mountain top.
The wind is his only applause."
- Harry Chapin
Cat's in the
Cradle Strikes Literal
in a Bar
Cover of Sequel
Eerily Fortels Future
Quotes from Fans
Last Concerts in
Fan's First Chapin Concert
German Fan Funds College on
a Grieving Husband
The Genuine Kindness of
Meeting Harry in
Met Harry at Penn
Cat's in the Cradle
Sequel in Progress
Teenager sees Harry in
Watertown, NY (Anywhere's A
Better Place To Be)
Trained by Harry
A Tribute to
Another Tribute to
Harry as a One Man Movement
Harry Pulls Woman Away from Knife
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"Oh, if a man tried to take his time on earth and prove before he died what one man's life could be worth, I wonder what would happen to this world?" -- Harry Chapin, 1942-1981.
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
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!