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Living Room Suite


Download links and information about Living Room Suite by Harry Chapin. This album was released in 1978 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 9 tracks with total duration of 41:21 minutes.

Artist: Harry Chapin
Release date: 1978
Genre: Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 9
Duration: 41:21
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No. Title Length
1. Dancin' Boy 3:49
2. If You Want to Feel 4:56
3. Poor Damned Fool 4:34
4. I Wonder What Would Happen to This World 3:28
5. Jenny 4:47
6. It Seems You Only Love Me When It Rains 4:47
7. Why Do Little Girls 5:12
8. Flowers Are Red (Edited Version) 4:30
9. Somebody Said 5:18



Listening to Living Room Suite today, you'd never know that it marked the commercial nadir of Harry Chapin's career — the songs have such touching and startling intimacy, and are so beautifully produced that it's just a damn imposing record, just in the listening. Coming at the tail-end of the second disco boom, the cresting of punk, and the full flourishing of power pop, however, it got buried. When he opened up his heart on "Jenny," it was a phenomenally personal moment, but that wasn't the kind of love song that was selling in 1978; "Poor Damn Fool" was a wonderful song as well, with a glorious sound, but in tone and sound it was a million miles from "My Sharona"; "Flowers Are Red" was a startling ode to non-conformity, a subject much too serious for a pop record at the end of the 1970s; and "Dancin' Boy" and "I Wonder What Would Happen to This World," with their bluesy and gospel sounds, respectively, were even farther from what radio stations were playing. Of course, the very attributes that made Living Room Suite seem so dated in 1978 that neither of its singles charted make it seem completely timeless and enduring today, as a body of music and a personal statement.