Harry Chapin – Heads and Tales – 180 Gram Vinyl Record
Heads & Tales is the debut studio album by American singer-songwriter Harry Chapin, released in 1972.
Heads & Tales was released in 1972, marking the beginning of Harry Chapin’s recording career. The album falls into the folk-rock and singer-songwriter genres, featuring Chapin’s storytelling style. His lyrics often convey narrative tales, and the album showcases his ability to craft compelling stories within his songs.
Some notable tracks on the album include “Taxi,” a song that would become one of Chapin’s signature pieces, and “Dogtown,” another narrative-driven song that reflects Chapin’s storytelling prowess. Heads & Tales introduced Harry Chapin to the music scene as a solo artist. Prior to his solo career, Chapin had been involved in various musical projects, including forming the band The Chapin Brothers with his brothers Tom and Steve.
The album received positive critical reviews and established Chapin as a talented and thoughtful songwriter. “Taxi” and other songs from the album helped build his reputation as a storyteller with a unique perspective.
Heads & Tales may not have achieved the same commercial success as some of Chapin’s later works, it laid the foundation for his subsequent albums, and its impact on the folk-rock genre is acknowledged in the context of his broader discography. Heads & Tales reflects Harry Chapin’s early work and sets the stage for the narrative-driven style that would become a hallmark of his career.
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180 gram vinyl audiophile reissue by Friday Music.
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