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Portrait Gallery

Harry ChapinAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 18, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 1975
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Wounded Bird Records
  • ASIN: B003BI7772
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #130,182 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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CD reissue of this 1975 album from the acclaimed singer/songwriter. Harry Chapin had numerous charting albums in the 1970s on Elektra Records. He tragically died in 1981 at the age of 38. Wounded Bird. 2010.

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE THEM ALL & THIS IS MY FAVORITE! December 22, 1999
By yah
Format:Audio CD
THIS IS MY FAVORITE Harry Chapin Album. Way back when, I had all of his LP's and I wore them all out. ~ I know all the stories by heart. ~ At first glance, I thought I would choose the boxed set, but, alas, it did not include "Sandy," his shameless love song written to his beautiful wife, Sandy Chapin. ~ Along with "Tangled Up Puppet" and "Dreams Go By," this album illustrates to me Harry the Family Man, the REAL Harry. ~ Harry was my Hero and "my first" Sensitve Man. I was blessed to see Harry twice in concert. I waited in line afterward both times while he signed endless autographs, and promoted his passion to "End World Hunger." ~ Many years later, I now have my own Sensitive Man and our two beautiful children who inspire me, along with Harry, to strive to make THIS world "A Better Place to Be."
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! What a collection July 14, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
What an incredible, varied mix of wonderful story-songs from the master. 'Sandy' and 'Stop Singing Those Sad Songs' are fairly weak and unmemorable, but those aside, this album is art. 'Bummer' is the portrait of an abused infant who focuses his rage to become an unwilling war hero. Raw and absolutely awesome. 'The Rock' can be enjoyed by people of all ages... a song where only a small boy can see the threat against his town, while the majestrates ignore him as a dramatic child. 'Dirt Gets Under the Fingernails' is a light-hearted and joyous look at a couple who make their dreams come true. 'Dreams Go By' is a wonderful, light tale, of a couple who spend their life together making plans only to realize that most of them never did come true, but their life was great anyway. 'Tangled Up Puppet', one of my personal favorites... if you have a child of your own, I dare you to sing along without your voice cracking at the wistfulness of watching your treasured child come into their own. This is one of the more overlooked Chapin albums, but it should be required listening by students of all art forms.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars chapins most unusual song collection. April 10, 1999
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome album art June 15, 2002
A Kid's Review
Format:Audio CD
I don't know if anyone's noticed this yet, but if you turn the cover 90 degrees to the left you will see the "portrait" is of Harry. All the songs are good, but my favorite is "Dreams Go By."
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of his best January 29, 2006
By Hampton
Format:Audio CD
Got into Harry because of my parents and I could not thank them more for it. His music reminds me of my childhood and I could listen to this one anytime of the day and enjoy it.

Some of his best songs are on this one: Dreams Go By, The Rock, Bummer, and Tangled Up Puppet.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How could they discontinue this? July 8, 2009
Format:Audio CD
"Portrait Gallery", one of Harry Chapin's albums, has been foolishly discontinued on CD and is now one of his rarest albums to obtain. Shame because this album has produced so many great songs, such as "Dreams Go By", "Tangled Up Puppet", and the epic "Bummer", which I think should have achieved the acclaim of "Sniper". It also has lesser known songs such as "Babysitter", about Harry losing his virginity, "Star Tripper" about the scars of fame, and "Dirt Gets Under the Fingernails", another battle of the sexes. Anyway, this is one of Chapin's best albums. If you can find it, it's worth a purchase.
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