Sniper and Other Love Songs

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Sniper and Other Love Songs is Harry Chapin's second album. The cassette is actually quite rare as many of the original copies were destroyed in a warehouse fire. This album was released on CD by Wounded Bird Records in 2002. The working title for this album was Sweet City Suite. Harry wanted this album to be a double album but the Elektra pushed back making it a single album. This album, with eight previously unreleased tracks, was also rereleased in 2004 as part of a double CD release Heads and Tales and Sniper and Other Love Songs.

Track listing

Side 1

  1. "Sunday Morning Sunshine" - 3:30
  2. "Sniper" - 9:50
  3. "And the Baby Never Cries" - 5:00
  4. "Burning Herself" - 3:45

Side 2

  1. "Barefoot Boy" - 2:30. This track is incorrectly listed as Barefoot Lady on the 2002 Wounded Bird CD release.
  2. "Better Place to Be" - 7:35
  3. "Circle" - 3:20
  4. "Woman Child" - 5:15
  5. "Winter Song" - 2:30

Performance credits


Release history

Country Date Label Format Catalog Additional information
United States 1972 Elektra LP EKS 75042
cassette TC-55042
reel-to-reel EST 75042-C
United States June 18, 2002 Wounded Bird Records CD WOU 5042
European Union 2004 Elektra CD 8122-76503-2 included in a double CD release with Heads and Tales, with bonus tracks


  1. Holden, Stephen (December 7, 1972). "Album Reviews: Sniper and Other Love Songs". Rolling Stone (123). Archived from the original on May 7, 2008. Retrieved 2010-06-13 .