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Remembering Harry Chapin to Play in NJ

May 11, 2001

Kelly Barry wrote in to share the following:

Remembering Harry Chapin, featuring John McMenamin, with special guests Big John Wallace, Howard Fields, and Yvonne Cable. Asbury Park, NJ - The Stone Pony - at 7pm on July 15, 2001 (1 day before the 20th anniversary of Harry's death).

Website is

Kelly Barry
Remembering Harry Chapin

UPDATE from Kelly:

Earlier Brian posted an email I sent with information about the July 15 Remembering Harry Chapin tribute concert. Due to unforseen logistics problems with the town of Asbury Park, the venue for the JULY 15 SHOW HAS BEEN MOVED TO the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, NJ.

We have presented the show there twice already, always with favorable audience response. It is a 375 seat theater in the half-round, with only 12 rows. Given the guests appearing with John McMenamin, THIS SHOW WILL SELL OUT! If you plan to go, act now. More information is available at


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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!