Sniper and Other Love Songs

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Sniper & Other Love Songs
Harry Chapin - Sniper and Other Love Songs.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1972
Recorded1972 at Elektra Sound Recorders, Los Angeles
GenrePop/rock
Length45:52
LabelElektra
ProducerFred Kewley
Harry Chapin chronology
Heads & Tales
(1972)
Sniper & Other Love Songs
(1972)
Short Stories
(1973)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
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]

Side one
No.TitleLength
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
No.TitleLength
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

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Charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
1972 Billboard 200 160

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