Story of a Life (album)

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Story of a Life is a 3-CD box collection of Harry Chapin released on October 19, 1999 by Elektra and Rhino.[1] The collection includes a comprehensive booklet with commentary from many of the Chapin family including Harry's son, Josh.

Contents

Track listings

Disk 1

  1. "Taxi"
  2. "Someone Keeps Calling My Name"
  3. "Could You Put Your Light On, Please"
  4. "Empty"
  5. "Greyhound"
  6. "Any Old Kind of Day"
  7. "Sunday Morning Sunshine"
  8. "Sniper"
  9. "Better Place to Be"
  10. "They Call Her Easy"
  11. "Mr. Tanner"
  12. "Mail Order Annie"
  13. "W*O*L*D"
  14. "Old College Avenue"
  15. "Circle"

Disk 2

  1. "Short Stories "
  2. "Cat's in the Cradle"
  3. "I Wanna Learn a Love Song"
  4. "30,000 Pounds of Bananas"
  5. "Shooting Star"
  6. "What Made America Famous"
  7. "Vacancy"
  8. "Dreams Go By"
  9. "Tangled Up Puppet"
  10. "The Rock"
  11. "She is Always Seventeen"
  12. "The Mayor of Candor Lied"
  13. "Caroline"
  14. "Laugh Man"
  15. "Taxi" (live)

Disk Three

  1. "Corey's Coming"
  2. "If My Mary Were Here"
  3. "Dance Band on the Titanic"
  4. "Mismatch"
  5. "I Wonder What Happened to Him"
  6. "Dancin' Boy"
  7. "Flowers are Red" (Live)
  8. "Poor Damned Fool"
  9. "Jenny"
  10. "I Wonder What Would Happen to This World"
  11. "Old Folkie" (Live)
  12. "Remember When the Music (Reprise)"
  13. "God Babe, You've Been Good For Me"
  14. "Story of a Life"
  15. "November Rains"
  16. "Sequel"
  17. "Last Stand"

Reviews

  • Luna Kafe - "There is simply one fault with this set... It is too darn short" [2]
  • CDNOW - October 19, 1999.
  • Dirty Linen - January 10, 2000
  • Buffalo News - "...a coffee-table retrospective of Chapin's life and decade of glory."
  • Austin Chronicle (17 December 1999) - ".. a memento to praise someone who once touched many people... and left a legacy of song."[3]
  • Broward-Palm Beach New Times - "Unfortunately this handsome package...a whopping 47 tunes...spreads Chapin's middling talents a bit thin."[4]

Release history

Country Date Label Format Catalog Additional information
United States October 19, 1999 Elektra/Rhino CD R2 75875 3 CD collection

References

  1. Rhino Records (July 1999). "RHINO’S IN THE CRADLE: New 3 CD Definitive Collection Story Of A Life The Harry Chapin Box In Stores October 19". Press release. Archived from the original on 2001-10-07. Retrieved 2011-03-20 . 
  2. Lunakafe.com, January 21, 2000
  3. Caligiuri, Jim (December 17,1999). "Record Reviews - Box Sets". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 2011-03-20 . ".. a memento to praise someone who once touched many people... and left a legacy of song." 
  4. Almond, Steve (November 19,1999). "Short Cuts". Broward-Palm Beach New Times. Retrieved 2011-03-20 . 
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