Heads and Tales
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 on August 30, 2001.. A Heads and Tales songbook was release that features all the music on the album.
- "Could You Put Your Light On, Please" - 4:30
- "Greyhound" - 5:45
- "Everybody's Lonely" - 4:07
- "Sometime, Somewhere Wife" - 4:58
- "Empty" - 2:57
- Ron Palmer - electric guitar, harmony vocals
- Tim Scott - cello
- John Wallace - bass, high harmony vocals
- Steve Chapin - keyboards and recorders (courtesy of Epic records)
- Russ Kunkel - drums, congas, percussion
- Jac Holzman - producer
- Fred Kewley - musical direction and arrangements
- Bruce Morgan - engineering
- Frank Bez - photography
- Robert L. Heimall - art direction and design
- Rolling Stone - "..Harry's story songs are his worst."
- Billboard - "...destined to become a music legend"
- 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."
- 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."
|United States||March 11,1972||Elektra||LP||75023|
|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|
- Gerson, Ben (May 25, 1972). "Album Reviews: Heads and Tales". Rolling Stone (109). Archived from the original on 2005. Retrieved 2010-06-13 .
- Billboard Album Reviews Billboard March 4, 1972 p. 15. Retrieved 2010-03-19
- Bruce Eder "Heads & Tales Review" AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-3-19
- Perplexio (April 1, 2010) "Harry Chapin - Heads & Tails (1972)" blogspot.com The Review Revue blog. Retrieved 2011-3-19