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Greatest Stories - Live


Download links and information about Greatest Stories - Live by Harry Chapin. This album was released in 1976 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 01:19:13 minutes.

Artist: Harry Chapin
Release date: 1976
Genre: Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 14
Duration: 01:19:13
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No. Title Length
1. Dreams Go By (Live) 4:54
2. W*O*L*D* (Live) 5:04
3. Saturday Morning (Live) 3:05
4. I Wanna Learn a Love Song (Live) 5:02
5. Mr. Tanner (Live) 5:17
6. A Better Place to Be (Live) 9:59
7. Let Time Go Lightly (Live) 4:53
8. Cat's In the Cradle (Live) 4:04
9. Taxi (Live) 6:52
10. Circle (Live) 7:19
11. 30,000 Pounds of Bananas (Live) 11:23
12. She Is Always Seventeen (Live) 4:20
13. Love Is Just Another Word (Live) 4:36
14. The Shortest Story (Live) 2:25



Recorded in November 1975, Greatest Stories Live showcases the legendary live performance styles of acoustic troubadour and noted activist Harry Chapin. Recorded over three nights on-stage in California, the double-LP set features all the hits as well as a few notable album cuts that put the musician's musical and personal skills out on the line for all to see. There are the obvious inclusions of touching hits, like "W*O*L*D," "Taxi," and of course the father-son anthem "Cats in the Cradle." "Mr. Tanner" and the heartfelt "I Wanna Learn a Love Song" also come across great in the live environment, a setting that was clearly the singer/songwriter's forte. Chapin has a fantastic rapport with the audience throughout the set, and it comes through with incredible results on his humorous banter before and during the rousing and set-highlighting "30,000 Pounds of Bananas," a great track about Scranton, PA, and a runaway fruit truck. Sure it may sound a little hokey, but Chapin is a true showman and the fun he has on-stage transfers directly into the joy of listening to the record. A fine musician and individual, Chapin's Greatest Stories Live comes close to living up to its name and is a fitting document of a man whose boundless joy and insight shined through in his music. ~ Peter J. D'Angelo, Rovi