Sniper and Other Love Songs

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Sniper & Other Love Songs
Harry Chapin - Sniper and Other Love Songs.jpg
Studio album by Harry Chapin
Released October 1972
Recorded 1972 at Elektra Sound Recorders, Los Angeles
Genre Pop/rock
Length 45:52
Label Elektra
Producer Fred Kewley
Harry Chapin chronology
Heads & Tales
(1972)Heads & Tales1972
Sniper and Other Love Songs
Short Stories
(1973)Short Stories1973
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]

Sniper and Other Love Songs is the second studio album by the American singer/songwriter Harry Chapin, released in 1972. The album's title song is a vaguely fictionalised account of Charles Whitman's shootings from the clocktower of the Main Building of the University of Texas at Austin in August 1966. In 2004 it was released as a double CD package with Heads & Tales featuring several previously unreleased out-takes.

The song "Circle" was a major hit for The New Seekers (released as "Circles") and became known as the Chapin Anthem. "Sunday Morning Sunshine" cracked the Billboard Hot 100. A live version of "Better Place To Be" charted in 1976.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Harry Chapin

Side One

  1. "Sunday Morning Sunshine" – 3:51
  2. "Sniper" – 9:58
  3. "And the Baby Never Cries" – 5:09
  4. "Burning Herself" – 3:30

Side Two

  1. "Barefoot Boy" – 3:29
  2. "Better Place to Be" – 8:36
  3. "Circle" – 3:24
  4. "Woman Child" – 5:24
  5. "Winter Song" – 2:31



Year Chart Position
1972 Billboard 200 160

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