Portrait Gallery (album)

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Portrait Gallery
Portrait Gallery.jpg
Studio album by Harry Chapin
Released September 27, 1975
Recorded Connecticut Recording Studio, Bridgeport, Connecticut
Genre Pop/rock
Length 47:42
Label Elektra
Producer Paul Leka
Harry Chapin chronology
Verities & Balderdash
(1974)Verities & Balderdash1974
Portrait Gallery
Greatest Stories Live
(1975)Greatest Stories Live1975
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone1/5 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.

Side One

  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

Side Two

  1. "The Rock" – 4:16
  2. "Sandy" – 2:48
  3. "Dirt Gets Under the Fingernails" – 3:48
  4. "Bummer" – 9:55
  5. "Stop Singing These Sad Songs" – 2:59


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.



Year Chart Position
1975 Billboard 200 53