The Gold Medal Collection

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The Gold Medal Collection
Compilation album by Harry Chapin
Released September 13, 1988
Genre Folk rock
Length 2:20:13
Label Elektra
Producer Sandy Chapin & Charles J. Sanders
Harry Chapin chronology
Remember When the Music
(1987)
The Gold Medal Collection
(1988)
The Last Protest Singer
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

The Gold Medal Collection is a two-CD compilation of various songs from Harry Chapin's career, released to honor Chapin being posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for his humanitarian work and campaigns to end hunger.[2] Released in 1988, the album also featured recordings of Chapin speaking about various things, such as alleviating hunger, Pete Seeger, his grandfather, and his early music.

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1 (1:08:22):

  1. "Taxi" - 6:44
  2. "Sunday Morning Sunshine" - 3:30
  3. "Old College Avenue" - 4:25
  4. "Dirty Old Man" - 1:25
  5. "I Wanna Learn A Love Song" - 4:19
  6. "Cat's in the Cradle" - 3:44
  7. "Tangled Up Puppet" - 3:42
  8. "Dancing Boy" - 3:40
  9. "Thanksgiving Hunger Drives" - 0:47
  10. "Flowers Are Red" - 5:01
  11. "She Sings Songs Without Words" - 3:31
  12. "Shooting Star" - 4:02
  13. "Winter Song" - 2:30
  14. "Story of a Life" - 5:15
  15. "Commitment and Pete Seeger" - 1:47
  16. "There Only Was One Choice" - 14:00

Disc 2 (1:11:51):

  1. "A Better Place to Be" - 7:35
  2. "Mail Order Annie" - 4:52
  3. "Performing" - 0:30
  4. "W*O*L*D" - 4:46
  5. "Mr. Tanner" - 4:45
  6. "Corey's Coming" - 5:38
  7. "A Child Is Born" - 0:30
  8. "Sniper" - 9:50
  9. "Calluses" - 0:41
  10. "The Rock" - 4:15
  11. "Dance Band on the Titanic" - 5:11
  12. "I Wonder What Would Happen to This World" - 3:28
  13. "Sequel" - 6:35
  14. "My Grandfather" - 1:45
  15. "Remember When the Music (Reprise)" - 3:50
  16. "Circle" - 7:30

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Harry Chapin: The Gold Medal Collection, album notes, Elektra/Asylum Records, 1988.