Story of a Life

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Story of a Life
Compilation album by Harry Chapin
Released October 19, 1999
Genre Folk, Folk rock, Singer-songwriter
Length 3:53:32
Label Elektra
Producer Mike Ragogna & David McLees
Harry Chapin chronology
The Bottom Line Encore Collection
(1998)
Story of a Life
(1999)
Storyteller
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Story of a Life is the third posthumous compilation album released featuring Harry Chapin, released in 1999 (see 1999 in music). It was released as a box set containing 3 CDs and a 76-page booklet.

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1 (1:16:59):

  1. "Taxi" - 6:42
  2. "Someone Keeps Callin' My Name" - 2:53
  3. "Could You Put Your Light On, Please" - 4:30
  4. "Empty" - 2:58
  5. "Greyhound" - 5:39
  6. "Any Old Kind of Day" - 4:45
  7. "Sunday Morning Sunshine" - 3:50
  8. "Sniper" - 9:57
  9. "Better Place to Be" - 8:35
  10. "They Call Her Easy" - 4:03
  11. "Mr. Tanner" - 5:12
  12. "Mail Order Annie" - 4:54
  13. "W*O*L*D" - 5:12
  14. "Old College Avenue" - 4:27
  15. "Circle" - 3:22

Disc 2 (1:18:07):

  1. "Short Stories" - 4:35
  2. "Cat's in the Cradle" - 3:48
  3. "I Wanna Learn a Love Song" - 4:24
  4. "30,000 Pounds of Bananas (Live)" - 10:58
  5. "Shooting Star" - 4:06
  6. "What Made America Famous?" - 6:52
  7. "Vacancy" - 4:01
  8. "Dreams Go By" - 4:43
  9. "Tangled Up Puppet" - 3:42
  10. "The Rock" - 4:12
  11. "She is Always Seventeen" - 4:18
  12. "The Mayor of Candor Lied" - 8:21
  13. "Caroline" - 3:40
  14. "Laugh Man" - 3:35
  15. "Taxi (Live)" - 6:52

Disc 3 (1:18:26):

  1. "Corey's Coming" - 5:38
  2. "If My Mary Were Here" - 3:26
  3. "Dance Band on the Titanic" - 5:11
  4. "Mismatch" - 4:55
  5. "I Wonder What Happened to Him" - 4:09
  6. "Dancin' Boy" - 3:52
  7. "Flowers Are Red (Live)" - 5:07
  8. "Poor Damned Fool" - 4:34
  9. "Jenny" - 4:47
  10. "I Wonder What Would Happen to This World" - 3:29
  11. "Old Folkie (Live)" - 5:02
  12. "Remember When the Music (Reprise)" - 3:56
  13. "God Babe, You've Been Good for Me" - 3:23
  14. "Story of a Life" - 5:21
  15. "November Rains" - 3:50
  16. "Sequel" - 6:40
  17. "Last Stand" - 5:06

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Story of a Life at AllMusic