Heads and Tales

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Heads and Tales
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Heads and Tales is Harry Chapin's first solo album. It was originally released in 1972 on vinyl and in 1990 on CD. This album and Sniper and Other Love Songs were released in 2004 as a double CD collection with 8 previously unreleased bonus tracks. Heads and Tales was certified Gold by the RIAA on August 30, 2001.[1] A Heads and Tales songbook was published that features all the music on the album.

Contents

Track listing

Side 1

  1. "Could You Put Your Light On, Please" - 4:30
  2. "Greyhound" - 5:45
  3. "Everybody's Lonely" - 4:07
  4. "Sometime, Somewhere Wife" - 4:58
  5. "Empty" - 2:57

Side 2

  1. "Taxi" - 6:44
  2. "Any Old Kind of Day" - 4:56
  3. "Dogtown" - 7:30
  4. "Same Sad Singer" - 4:12

Performance credits

Technical credits

Reviews

  • Rolling Stone - "..Harry's story songs are his worst."[2]
  • Billboard - "...destined to become a music legend"[3]
  • AllMusic - Bruce Eder - "...Chapin's singing isn't actually that good...but his energy and commitment to the songs pour off the album and make this album a compelling listen 30 years later."[4]
  • The Review Revue blog - "...his debut made for a respectable start and a glimpse of the better material that he’d release as his career matured and progressed."[5]

Release history

Country Date Label Format Catalog Additional information
United States March 11,1972 Elektra LP 75023
cassette TC 55023
reel-to-reel EST 75023-B
8-track ET 85023
France 1972 Elektra LP 42.107
United States October 20, 1990 Elektra CD 75023-2
European Union 2004 Elektra CD 8122-76503-2 double CD release with Sniper and Other Love Songs, with bonus tracks

References

  1. Recording Industry Association of America. "Searchable Database". riaa.com. Retrieved 2012-02-04 . 
  2. Gerson, Ben (May 25, 1972). "Album Reviews: Heads and Tales". Rolling Stone (109). Archived from the original on 2005. Retrieved 2010-06-13 . 
  3. Billboard Album Reviews Billboard March 4, 1972 p. 15. Retrieved 2010-03-19  
  4. Bruce Eder "Heads & Tales Review" AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-3-19  
  5. Perplexio (April 1, 2010) "Harry Chapin - Heads & Tails (1972)" blogspot.com The Review Revue blog. Retrieved 2011-3-19  
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