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Harry Chapin - Greatest Stories - Live album

Harry Chapin - Greatest Stories - Live album
  • Performer Harry Chapin
  • Title Greatest Stories - Live
  • Date of release 1976
  • Country US
  • Style Soft Rock, Folk
  • Other formats DTS MIDI AHX RA AC3 MP3 APE
  • Genre Rock / Folk music
  • Size MP3 1602 mb
  • Size FLAC 1811 mb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 717

Manufactured by Columbia House under license. Other Versions (5 of 35) View All. Cat.

Greatest Stories - Live ‎(CD, Album, Club, RE). Elektra, BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. 6003-2, D 233818. Greatest Stories - Live ‎(Cass, Album, Club).

He released his first live album, Greatest Stories Live. The album sold . million units. However, Elektra Records underwent a management change and gave almost no promotion for his later albums with Elektra, but they all sold at least 250,000 units each and charted successfully.

Certain elements had to be re-recorded in the studio due to technical problems with the live recordings. The original LP release featured three new studio tracks, two of which ("She Is Always Seventeen" and "Love Is Just Another Word") were excluded from the CD release. A Better Place to Be" was released as a single, and did manage to crack the Billboard Hot 100 chart

Greatest Stories Live.

Shop for the Eagles - Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 (180 Gram Vinyl) in and receive free shipping and guaranteed lowest price. What others are saying. WEA Eagles - Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 (180 Gram Vinyl). A Better Place to Be" was released as a single, and did manage to crack the Billboard Hot 100 chart

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Dreams Go By 4:43
A2 W.O.L.D. 4:46
A3 Saturday Morning
Written-By – Tom Chapin
A4 I Wanna Learn A Love Song 4:52
B1 Mr. Tanner 4:45
B2 A Better Place To Be 9:17
B3 Let Time Go Lightly
Written-By – Stephen Chapin
C1 Cats In The Cradle
Written-By – Sandy*
C2 Taxi 6:37
C3 Circle 6:54
D1 30,000 Pounds Of Bananas 10:45
D2 She Is Always Seventeen 4:19
D3 Love Is Just Another Word 4:37
D4 The Shortest Story 2:27

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – San Diego Civic Auditorium
  • Recorded At – Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
  • Recorded At – Berkeley Community Theatre
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records
  • Copyright (c) – Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records


  • Acoustic Guitar – Harry Chapin (tracks: D2 to D4)
  • Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Banjo, Backing Vocals – Tom Chapin
  • Arranged By, Producer [Studio Material], Piano, Clavinet – Paul Leka (tracks: D2 to D4)
  • Art Direction – Glen Chriestensen*
  • Backing Vocals – Betse Wager (tracks: D2 to D4), Christine Faith* (tracks: D2 to D4), Dave Kondziela (tracks: D2 to D4), Frank Simms (tracks: D2 to D4), George Simms (tracks: D2 to D4), John Wallace (tracks: D2 to D4), Kathy Ramos (tracks: D2 to D4), Mary Mundy (tracks: D2 to D4), Sue White (tracks: D2 to D4)
  • Bass – Don Payne (tracks: D2 to D4)
  • Bass, Backing Vocals – John Wallace
  • Cello – Mike Masters*
  • Congas, Chimes, Castanets – Bob Springer (tracks: D2 to D4)
  • Design – Gribbitt*, Tim Bryant
  • Drums – Alan Schwartzberg* (tracks: D2 to D4), Howie Fields
  • Electric Guitar – John Tropea (tracks: D2 to D4)
  • Electric Guitar [Lead], Backing Vocals – Doug Walker
  • Engineer [Assistance] – Terry Dunavan, Tony Beecher
  • Engineer [Live Recording] – Ken Caillat
  • Engineer [Mixing, Elektra Sound Recorders] – Bruce Morgan
  • Engineer [Mixing, Phase I Recordings Studio] – John Stewart*
  • Engineer [Special Engineering] – Kevin Harron
  • Handclaps – Bob Smith (tracks: D2 to D4), Bob Springer (tracks: D2 to D4), Cheryl Ferrio (tracks: D2 to D4), Jimmy Keyes (tracks: D2 to D4), Ken Smith (tracks: D2 to D4), Paul Gabriel (tracks: D2 to D4), Ron Bacchiocchi (tracks: D2 to D4), Scott Spray (tracks: D2 to D4), Tom Smith (tracks: D2 to D4)
  • Liner Notes – Harry*
  • Management – Fred Kewley
  • Mastered By – Greg Calbi
  • Mixed By [Concert Mixes], Management [Road] – Mike Solomon
  • Mixed By [Mixes Of Live Cuts Supervised By] – Mickey Erbe*
  • Other [Lighting Design], Management [Raod] – Jeff Gross
  • Photography By – Raeanne Rubenstein
  • Piano – Tim Moore
  • Piano, Synthesizer – Stephen Chapin
  • Piano, Synthesizer [String Synthesizer], Backing Vocals – Stephen Chapin
  • Producer – Fred Kewley, Stephen Chapin
  • Recorded By [Live] – Wally Heider
  • Synthesizer, Clavinet – Ron Bacchiocchi
  • Written-By – Harry Chapin (tracks: A1, A2, A4 to B2, B3 to D4)


Label variation with (CSM) under Stereo designation on labels.

℗&© 1976 Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records
962 North La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90069

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout): 7E-2009-A-2CSM STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout): 7E-2009-B-CSM STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C Runout): 7E-2009-C-1CSM STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D Runout): 7E-2009-D-CSM STERLING
  • Other (Price code): 0798

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
7E-2009 Harry Chapin Greatest Stories - Live ‎(2xLP, Album, Club) Elektra 7E-2009 US 1976
CEKJ-2009 Harry Chapin Greatest • Stories • Live ‎(Cass, Album, RE, C, ) Elektra CEKJ-2009 Canada Unknown
6003-2 Harry Chapin Greatest Stories - Live ‎(CD, Album, RE) Elektra 6003-2 US Unknown
7E-2009 Harry Chapin Greatest Stories - Live ‎(2xLP, Album) Elektra 7E-2009 Canada 1976
C2-6003 Harry Chapin Greatest Stories - Live ‎(Cass, Album, Club) Elektra C2-6003 US 1976

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Harry’s best album. A fabulous testament to him as a songwriter and storyteller and his amazing live performances. If you only get one Harry album get this......