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2004 Hungerthon Kickoff Party

Announcing The 2004 Hungerthon Kickoff Party that benefits WHY -- co-hosted by Ann Ruckert, Tom Chapin and Pete Fornatale.

2004 Concert features performances by:
Tom Chapin
(with Jon Cobert and Michael Mark)
Steve Chapin
Jen Chapin
(with Jamie Fox)
Aztec Two-Step
(featuring Neal Shulman and Rex Fowler)
George Wurzbach
Suzanne Vega

The Details:

Date: Thursday, October 21
Time: 6pm-9:30pm

119 West 71 Street #3a NYC
followed by Grace and St. Paul's Church
123 West 71 Street NYC

This is a 2-part evening:

Part 1: 6pm-7:15pm buffet dinner with performers
Part 2: 7:30pm-9:30pm concert


Dinner (which includes priority seating at the concert): $100
Concert only: $50

For tickets, during standard business hours, please contact Sue Leventhal at WHY (212) 629-3224.


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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!