Portrait Gallery (album)

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Portrait Gallery
Studio album by Harry Chapin
Released September 27, 1975
Recorded Connecticut Recording Studios, Inc. of Bridgeport, Connecticut
Genre Folk rock
Length 47:42
Label Elektra
Producer Paul Leka
Harry Chapin chronology
Verities & Balderdash
(1974)
Portrait Gallery
(1974)
Greatest Stories Live
(1975)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone 1/5 stars [2]

Portrait Gallery is the fifth studio album by the American singer/songwriter Harry Chapin, released in 1975.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Chapin unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Dreams Go By" – 4:46
  2. "Tangled Up Puppet" (Harry Chapin/Sandy Chapin) – 3:45
  3. "Star Tripper" – 4:19
  4. "Babysitter" – 4:36
  5. "Someone Keeps Calling My Name" – 6:30
  6. "The Rock" – 4:16
  7. "Sandy" – 2:48
  8. "Dirt Gets Under the Fingernails" – 3:48
  9. "Bummer" – 9:55
  10. "Stop Singing These Sad Songs" – 2:59

Trivia[edit]

An early version of "Someone Keeps Calling My Name", done in a folk-rock vein reminiscent of The Byrds, appeared on the obscure 1966 album Chapin recorded with his brothers, Chapin Music!. The main guitar riff (and entire arrangement) in this version is strikingly similar to The Blue Things' equally obscure 1966 track "Doll House."[citation needed]

The album artwork was designed and illustrated by Milton Glaser.

Personnel[edit]

  • Harry Chapin - guitar, vocals
  • Murray Adler - violin
  • Ron Bacchiocchi - synthesiser, percussion
  • Ed Bednarski - clarinet
  • Gene Bianco - harmonica
  • George Bohannon - trombone
  • Bud Brisbois - trumpet
  • Steve Chapin - piano, clavinet, vocals
  • Tom Chapin - vocals
  • Rita Coolidge - vocals
  • Assa Drori - violin
  • Jesse Ehrlich - cello
  • Joan Fishman - vocals
  • Joe Flood - vocals
  • Ronald Folsom - violin
  • James Getzoff - violin
  • Jeff Gross - vocals
  • Jim Horn - saxophone
  • Paul Hubinon - trumpet
  • Bill Hymanson - strings
  • Armand Kaproff - cello
  • Jackie Kelso - saxophone
  • David Kondziela - vocals
  • Kris Kristofferson - vocals
  • Paul Leka - piano, celeste, harpsichord
  • Jonathan B. Lindle-vocals
  • Betty MacIver - vocals
  • Pete MacIver - vocals
  • Michael Masters - cello
  • Marti McCall - vocals
  • Jay Migliori - saxophone, flute
  • Tim Moore - keyboards, clavinet
  • Todd Mulder - vocals
  • Alexander Neiman - viola
  • Gareth Nuttycombe - viola
  • Ronald Palmer - guitar, vocals
  • Geoff Parker - vocals, choir, chorus
  • Judi Parker - vocals
  • Don Payne - bass
  • Donald Peake - synthesizer
  • Stanley Plummer - violin
  • Katherine Anne Porter - vocals
  • Frank Porto - accordion
  • Kathy Ramos - vocals
  • Henry Roth - violin
  • Alan Schwartzberg - drums
  • Tim Scott - cello
  • Jack Shulman - violin
  • Frank Simms - vocals
  • George Simms - vocals
  • Ken Smith - flute, mandolin
  • Bob Springer - percussion
  • Billy Swan - vocals
  • John Tropea - guitar
  • Sheila Turner - vocals
  • Christopher Von Koschembahr - vocals
  • John Wallace - bass, vocals
  • Rob White - whistle
  • Susan White - vocals
  • Carolyn Willis - vocals

References[edit]