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"Remembering Harry Chapin" to Play in New Jersey on August 11

June 24, 2002

Update from Kelly Barry:

As promised, the August 11 Remembering Harry Chapin benefit concert has officially sold out. Please stay tuned to for announcements of future concerts. John McMenamin always does at least one show per year, but has performed as many as three, so if you missed this one, there will be more.

April 14, 2002

Thanks to Kelly Barry for submitting the following:

"Remembering Harry Chapin"

"Remembering Harry Chapin," the live hunger benefit show, will again play the George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, NJ. Date is August 11, 2002 - time is 6PM.

This is the fourth year in a row that the GSP has been lit up with this show, and the three previous shows have sold out. This year, special guests are: "Big" John Wallace, Howard Fields, and Yvonne Cable - all members of Harry's band.

This will sell out before the show date. Go to for more information and a ticket order. Trust me, this is as close as it gets to the real thing. People come from all over the country to see the show and to experience the spirit. If you can make it, you should act now to get your tickets. With less than 400 seats to sell in a half-round theater (no seat is farther than 12 rows from stage), demand will exceed supply.

It is also a great chance to find some truly rare Harry Chapin memorabilia - sponsored and provided by The Harry Chapin Foundation.

Either be there or spend another year saying "I should have gone."


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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!