Book of Chapin

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Book of Chapin is a 1985 VHS release of a performance filmed for a 1974 appearance on the PBS TV series Soundstage. This show was filmed in Chicago at the WTTW studios. This concert eas released on video, DVD, and laserdisc. The show took 6 hours to record according to Ron Palmer.

The show is filmed in a small intimate studio setting with a small appreciative audience with Harry engaged with the audience tell a story about each song.

The DVD release titled An Evening with Harry Chapin is just a straight transcription of the video with no special features besides the addition of chapters. The DVD cuts of the part of the credits from the VHS. The DVD also list a special appearance by Tom Chapin, however Tom does not appear on the DVD, nor the original VHS version.


Tracks

  • What Made America Famous?
  • W*O*L*D
  • Mr. Tanner
  • Six String Orchestra
  • Mail Order Annie
  • Cat's in the Cradle
  • Taxi
  • Sniper
  • She Sings Songs Without Words

Performance credits

Production credits

  • Ken Ehrlich - executive producer
  • Dave Erdman - associate producer, director
  • Eliot Wald - associate producer
  • Cynthia Sothon - assistant director

Reviews

  • Amazon.com - the VHS version is highly rated by customers

Release history

Country Date Label Format Catalog Additional information
United States June 6, 1985 Rhino/WEA VHS R3 2085
United States Laserdisc
United States July 14, 1998 Platinum Entertainment DVD 0 15095 2307 2