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Lies and Legends to Play in Virginia

February 25, 2001

Fara Love wrote in to announce the following performance:

LIES & LEGENDS: The Musical Stories of Harry Chapin will begin its run at The Swift Creek Mill Theatre on March 9, 2001.

Harry Chapin more than any other songwriter in recent memory was a story teller. Always celebrating extraordinary lives of ordinary people. Through comedy or pathos he reminded us of a shared emotional heritage. Musical Highlights in which "Cat's in The Cradle, Taxi, A Better Place To Be, Wold" and many other Chapin favorites will be performed on our main stage. Runs 3/9--4/28.

Swift Creek Mill Playhouse
Reservations (804) 748-5203
Route 1 P.O. Box 41
Colonial Heights, VA 23834

I hope you will find this event to be of interest to Harry Chapin fans. We have a small and intimate theatre and restaurant. The public is invited to enjoy a dinner and theatre performance. Or they may prefer to come just for the show. Reservations are recommended. Ticket prices are reasonable. Call for more information. Thanks, Fara Love.


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Bottom Line Encore Collection
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Dance Band On The Titanic*
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Gold Medal Collection
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Greatest Stories Live*
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Harry Chapin Tribute
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Last Protest Singer
Legends Of Lost & Found*
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On The Road To Kingdom Come
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Portrait Gallery
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Short Stories
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Story of a Life
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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 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!