Legends of the Lost and Found (album)

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Legends of the Lost and Found is a live recording from Harry Chapin. It is his tenth album and final album with Elektra. The vinyl recording was a double album. The vinyl album had sides 1 and 4 on one record and 2 and 3 on another record. Many of these songs were never released on studio releases. The vinyl album when opened like a book has a drawing by Ron Dilg, reminiscent of Sniper and Other Love Songs and Short Stories albums with scenes based on the songs on the album. The black and white picture drawing of old folk singer sitting on on his beat up guitar case is an example of classic album artwork from the 1970's.

The first ten tracks of the vinyl album were first released on the 3 CD compilation Harry Chapin Classics in 2003. The full recording was released on CD in 2005.

Track listing

Side 1

  1. "Stranger with the Melodies" - 7:09
  2. "Copper" - 5:12
  3. "The Day They Closed the Factory Down" - 5:47
  4. "Pretzel Man" - 3:09

Side 2

  1. "If My Mary Were Here" - 4:50
  2. "Old Folkie" - 5:00
  3. "Get On With It" - 5:19
  4. "We Were Three" - 5:29

Side 3

  1. "Poor Damned Fool" - 4:24
  2. "Flowers Are Red" - 5:01
  3. "Mail Order Annie" - 5:56
  4. "Odd Job Man" - 5:18

Side 4

  1. "Legends of the Lost and Found" - 4:15
  2. "Tangled Up Puppet" - 4:39
  3. "Corey's Coming" - 8:08
  4. "You are the Only Song" - 3:59


Billboard - "...working the audience with his charming, self-effacing comments"

Release history

Country Date Label Format Catalog Additional information
United States 1978 Elektra LP BB-703
cassette BC-5703
United States 2005 Chapin Productions CD CPL2-5523