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Remembering Harry Chapin 2003 Show Announced

June 23, 2003

Kelly Barry sent in the following announcement:

New show just announced:

Remembering Harry Chapin
Featuring John McMenamin
With special guests:
Yvonne Cable, Howard Fields, and "Big" John Wallace - Harry's Bandmates
Also appearing: Rob DeVitas and John Gebhart
Strand Theater, Lakewood, NJ
September 21, 2003 - 3:00PM Matinee

A collection of Harry Chapin stories, songs, and memories, with proceeds going to Harry's World Hunger Year, The Harry Chapin Foundation, and a local hunger relief agency.

What great way to put an exclamation point of the summer of 2003.

Tickets go on sale June 23. Call The Strand at 732-367-7789 and charge tickets to a major credit card.

Seats are $35, $28, and $22 plus a $3 service charge.

The Strand is a great old, fully restored theater that alone is worth the trip.

For more information, go to

Thanks, and we'll see you there.


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Harry's Music
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
Heads & Tales
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Last Protest Singer
Legends Of Lost & Found*
Living Room Suite
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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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Sniper & Other Love Songs
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Story of a Life
Verities & Balderdash
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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!