Short Stories (album)

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Short Stories is Harry Chapin's third album. This album was originally released in 1973. It was released on CD on September 17, 2002 on the Flashback label.

Contents

Track listing

  1. "Short Stories" - 4:35
  2. "W*O*L*D" - 5:15
  3. "Song for Myself" - 5:00
  4. "Song Man" - 3:13
  5. "Changes" - 4:32

Side 2

  1. "They Call Her Easy" - 4:03
  2. "Mr. Tanner" - 5:08
  3. "Mail Order Annie" - 4:52
  4. "There's a Lot of Lonely People Tonight" - 3:39
  5. "Old College Avenue" - 4:25

Performance credits

Technical credits

  • Paul Leka - producer and arranger (2002 CD liner notes incorrectly mention Paul Leska)
  • Fred Kewley - manager

Additional technical credits on 2002 CD rerelease

Reviews

  • Rolling Stone - Paul Gambaccini writes "...He tackles subjects too weighty for the common pop balladeer...".[1]
  • Billboard - "Get out your hankie... his penchant for creating lengthy word pictures, of people and situations which are gray and raw edged..."[1]
  • Christgau's Record Guide (1981) - "...Harry had a problem. He wanted to write a song about a DJ, kind of a follow-up to "Taxi," just to prove it wasn't a fluke... D+."

Release history

Country Date Label Format Catalog
United States December 1973 Elektra LP EKS-75065
cassette
reel-to-reel
United States September 17, 2002 Flashback CD R2-76106
United States February 8, 2005 Elektra Digital

References

  1. Gambaccini, Paul (February 14, 1974). "Album Reviews: Short Stories". Rolling Stone (154). Archived from the original on 2005. Retrieved 2010-06-13 . 

External links

Flashback Records

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