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Wayne, NJ Steve & Tom Chapin Show / Tribute Announced

September 3, 2001

Michael Giorgio from William Paterson University wrote in with the following:


Saturday, November 3, 2001 at 7:30 p.m.

Shea Center for Performing Arts
Wayne, NJ 07470
Phone/TDD: 973-720-2371

This is the kind of event that only comes around on special occasions... On July 16, 1981 a space was left by one of the world's most passionate, political, prolific and inspiring songwriters of the 20th century. Twenty years later, a few friends, two of whom happen to be his brothers, thought it might be fun to get together, sing some songs, and show you that the legend is a family thing! Award-winning multi-instrumentalist/singer/songwriters Steve and Tom Chapin present their own music of love, protest, discovery, and more than a few laughs along the way! However, this journey also includes a special Taxi ride through the catalogue of songs that made the name Harry famous! Musicians from all three brothers' bands round out the proceedings, including "Big" John Wallace (a.k.a. Mr.Tanner), and lend their talents to the classics, including W.O.L.D, Story of a Life, and, of course, Cat's In The Cradle.

A major component of the Chapin legacy, created by Harry and carried on by Steve and Tom, is their commitment to World Hunger Year. $2 from the price of each ticket for this event will be donated on your behalf to World Hunger Year.


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"Oh, if a man tried to take his time on earth and prove before he died what one man's life could be worth, I wonder what would happen to this world?" -- Harry Chapin, 1942-1981.



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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* = Highly Recommended

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!