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Harry Pulls Woman Away from Knife
In 1977, I attended a concert by Harry Chapin in
Jacksonville, FL. I was VERY pregnant. During
the break, Harry Chapin was at the souvenir stand
giving autographs. The crowd was pushing and
shoving. About 2 feet away from me, a man got
angry and pulled what looked to me like a giant
knife. Before policeman could react, Harry
Chapin, without any thought for his own safety,
jumped over the table and pulled the "pregnant
lady" to safety. Then he patted my daughter on
the head (actually, he patted my belly!) and
kissed me on the cheek. To this day, I will
swear to anyone that Harry Chapin saved my
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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!