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Posted October 1, 2010
I broke down and ordered this CD of Harry Chapin, because I can play it anywhere. Not like my vinyl recordings, which I can only play at home. What a great selection of some of his greatest hits, all on one CD. Harry "wrote songs as if he were making movies." His songs "display a vivid narrative sense", they tell stories that will move you to tears or laughter. His first hit, "Taxi", more than 6 minutes long, is an "atmospheric depiction" of a cabbie and his old girl friend, with a story line rooted in reality. "Sequel" continues that story. "W*O*L*D" is an interesting character sketch of an aging DJ. And the comical country tune "30,000 Thousand Pounds of Bananas" is a live recording on this CD, with several different endings. If you don't want to purchase all Harry's albums, this is the essential CD to have.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.