HARRY CHAPIN - Original Album Series (2010)
New York singer-songwriter Harry Chapin earned a reputation as a tireless performer and a remarkably generous man who toured the country constantly, and gave an unheard-of percentage of his performance earnings to charity. Chapin's most memorable tunes, including million-sellers like "Taxi" and "Cats in the Cradle", were story songs delivered in a soulful rasp, in which he sang of missed opportunities and dreams that don't come true. Although critics found his music pretentious or sentimental, Chapin was a huge success in the '70s. When he lost his life in a 1981 traffic accident, the outpouring of emotion from around the world testified to just how much the man and his music were revered. Chapin was also a dedicated humanitarian who fought to end world hunger; he was a key player in the creation of the Presidential Commission on World Hunger in 1977. In 1987, Chapin was posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for his humanitarian work.
DISC 1 - "Heads & Tales" (1972) : 01. Could You Put Your Light On, Please 02. Greyhound 03. Everybody's Lonely 04. Sometime, Somewhere Wife 05. Empty 06. Taxi 07. Any Old Kind Of Day 08. Dogtown 09. Same Sad Singer
DISC 2 - "Sniper And Other Love Songs" (1972) : 01. Sunday Morning Sunshine 02. Sniper 03. And The Baby Never Cries 04. Burning Herself 05. Barefoot Boy 06. A Better Place To Be 07. Circle 08. Woman Child 09. Winter Song
DISC 3 - "Short Stories" (1973) : 01. Short Stories 02. W*O*L*D* 03. Song For Myself 04. Song Man 05. Changes 06. They Call Her Easy 07. Mr. Tanner 08. Mail Order Annie 09. There's Alot Of Lonely People Tonight 10. Old College Avenue
DISC 4 - "Verities & Balderdash" (1974) : 01. Cat's In The Cradle 02. I Wanna Learn A Love Song 03. Shooting Star 04. 30,000 Lbs. of Bananas 05. She Sings Without Words 06. What Made America Famous? 07. Vacancy 08. Halfway To Heaven 09. Six String Orchestra
DISC 5 - "On The Road To Kingdom Come" (1976) : 01. On The Road To Kingdom Come 02. The Parade's Still Passing By 03. The Mayor Of Candor Lied 04. Laugh Man 05. Corey's Coming 06. If My Mary Were Here 07. Fall In Love With Him 08. Caroline 09. Roll Down The River
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