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HARRY CHAPIN
DANCE BAND ON THE TITANIC

Label: ELEKTRA RECORDS
Format: 33 rpm 12" LP stereo
Country: United States
Vinyl Condition: VG+
Cover Condition: VG
Year Released: 1977
LP Quantity: 2

Catalog #: 9E 301

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  • Drill hole
  • Gatefold cover
  • Original first press
  • Original insert inner sleeve
  • RL MASTERDISK STAMPERS
  • BOB ROBERT LUDWIG MASTERED
  • MASTERDISK STUDIOS
  • 9E-301


Inventory Number: 01-A-02

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Tom From Pgh
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Two CD Set Finds Chapin At His Most Versatile Best
Reviewed in the United States on October 14, 2014
This two CD set captures Harry Chapin at what might have been his peak in terms mixing commercially viable music with his preferred form of long, narrative "story song" style song writing. Dance Band was originally a two album set when released in 1977, although the... See more
This two CD set captures Harry Chapin at what might have been his peak in terms mixing commercially viable music with his preferred form of long, narrative "story song" style song writing. Dance Band was originally a two album set when released in 1977, although the entire set is captured on one CD here. Chapin writes songs about the changing course of the sexual revolution ("My Old Lady" where an admitted adulterer is confronted with feelings of betrayal when his wife takes a lover),destructive marriages and domestic abuse ("We Grew Up A Little Bit" where a young couple marries early due to Pregnancy and become more disconnected through time), about "selling out" and the hurt caused to loved ones you leave behind chasing your greed ("Why Should People Stay The Same"), the disillusionment of the working man who has to put his dreams on hold working a job he hates to support his family, who he seems to deeply love ("Country Dreams"), one man''s pursuit of success, originally tied to his attempts to prove his worthiness to the woman he loves, turns into his own obsession with power and ruins his relationship ("I Do It For You, Jane"), as well as songs about overcoming handicaps ("Paint A Picture Of Yourself"), immaturity in relationships ("Manhood"), and self conscious doubt , questioning if his paramour really loves him or her ex ("I Wonder What Happened To Him"). Chapin switches between uptempo, contemporary (for the times) sounding arrangements, progressive rock, and acoustic ballads, even reggae, not too mention an inspirational spiritual hymn number ("One Light In A Dark Valley"), a far wider array of styles than typical on his albums. For the most part the stories are engaging, some of the protagonists you feel sorry for and truly like ("Country Dreams"), some you cheer for ("Why Should People Stay The Same"), and some you clearly dislike ("Manhood") but still manage sympathy for.

The final number "there Only Was One Choice" is an epic, 14 minute track that shifts musically between acoustic ballad, prog rock, and even interjects bits from the title track ("Dance Band On The Titanic"), all the wihile telling a story about an ageing musician who, when seeing a youn upstart entering the business with the same fresh faced enthusiasm he once had, questions whether the industry is worth it with all the pitfalls and negatives (much of which is specifically addressed), as well as questioning his own place in the world after trying (and seemingly failing) to make a social difference in a country he describes as listless and ignorant of it''s ills. Very well written, it comes off as a biographical piece explaining where Chapin saw himself, the country, and the music industry, in this space in time, ending with his decision of whether or not he should stay committed to the industry and the social change he believed in and whether he would support the young upstart. Meanwhile, the title track itself, an uptempo rocker that at first glance is a bit of a comedy number about a hapless band member stuck on the famous ship as it sinks and the lack of leadership surrounding the boat''s calamity, turns into a metaphor for society''s answers to it''s biggest social problems in the album''s final track. Chapin would use the phrase as a metaphor in that context in interviews over the next few years.

The second album, 1978''s "Living Room Suite" is more country pop oriented in it''s arrangements and the compositions are more romantic relationship based, focusing lyrically more on the relationships themselves than the entanglements that people encounter while in them (a shift from "Dance Band"). There are songs that seem directly influenced by his youngest children ("Dancing Boy", about the joy a young son''s spontaneous reaction to his dad''s music brings to the dad, and "Jenny", a ballad about missing a loved one when traveling), and two songs that seem to address relationships containing, worried, maybe even skeptical women, and the challenge presented to the male character who understands where the worry and insecurity comes from but questions how to address it ("You Only Love Me When It Rains" & "If You Want To Feel"). It''s anyone''s guess if those numbers were inspired by Chapin''s relationship with his wife or not, although he often wrote songs inspired by her or his view of their relationship.

The best tracks include "Why Do The Little Girls", an uptempo rocker that challenges societies views on women and men and how it plays into the way they are raised as children, "Poor, Damn Fool", a guitar based ballad Chapin admitted in interviews was inspired by his feeling towards his wife''s ex husband (not a damning critique of the man, more an assertion that he made a mistake letting her go and Chapin was thrilled to have the chance to be with her), and "Flowers Are Red, a mildly comical but also poignant tale about creativity and expression among children are often tramped upon instead of nurtured by our education system (inspired according to Chapin in interviews by his reaction to a report card his secretary''s son received).

"Somebody Said" is the album''s hardest rocking number, concentrating on Chapin''s views of politics and societies lack of involvement. "I Wonder What Would Happen" takes a more optimistic approach, questioning how much good a person could do if they truly tried, even in a small way, to make a difference. As a side note, lyrics from this song were posted on the singer''s tombstone in memoriam .

All in all, while the two albums differ both in terms of the musical arrangements and the way the songs are approached in terms of storytelling, this set is highly entertaining and contains some of Chapin''s best work, while displaying a versatility, both in terms of subject matter and musical styles not seen in other albums. Pop music fans of the era would definitely enjoy this set, as would fans of the singer-songwriter genre in general.
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S. Payne
4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
So...
Reviewed in the United States on April 28, 2014
Revision May 7, 2015 Grows on you. Driving along you''ll hear a refrain and say I''m that guy. Worth a listen, give it time. I''ve probably listened to his "greatest stories live" album too many times. Get Greatest Stories if you don''t have it.... See more
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Grows on you. Driving along you''ll hear a refrain and say I''m that guy. Worth a listen, give it time. I''ve probably listened to his "greatest stories live" album too many times. Get Greatest Stories if you don''t have it.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Original Review~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Poor mix, muddy vocals. No stories I could discern. And it''s Harry''s stories that are the reason to give it a listen, not his voice.

His band is a mix of studio musicians and regulars. It seems overly commercial and trite. Dance Band on the Titanic should have been an epic story. Instead it''s a ditty. Maybe it was the muddy mix.
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Im716
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Some of Harry''s best
Reviewed in the United States on April 30, 2007
Buy this album, do. You''ll thank yourself, especially if you love stories; fun, moving stories about real people facing real challenges. Some of these songs are among Harry''s best, the kind that make the hair stand up on the back of your neck when you listen closely to the... See more
Buy this album, do. You''ll thank yourself, especially if you love stories; fun, moving stories about real people facing real challenges. Some of these songs are among Harry''s best, the kind that make the hair stand up on the back of your neck when you listen closely to the lyrics. I think Country Dreams (about a young couple whose bucolic dreams are put on hold by business success) is as touching a story song as he ever wrote. Bluesman (about "the last of the steet corner singers paying his final years of dues" and a young college kid), Dance Band (about the role of entertainers to distract the world from the iceberg on the starboard bow), Mismatch (a true story of young love), I Wonder What Happened to Him (about your lover''s ex, "but where there''s still shining/ a faint glow from a light/ it makes me wonder where he is/ tonight"), I Do it For You Jane (about the challenge of living an idealized love in the real world), all vintage inspiring Harry Chapin songs about flawed people finding the grace and courage to overcome life''s disappointments in a compelling and meaningful way. I''ve always loved the song Mercenaries which I once heard Harry introduce in concert as a song about the world''s two oldest professions ("you''ve used up your booty/ the girls done her duty/ the turnstile has turned and you learn you are done/ you''re back on the street/ joining fresh marching feet/ you see more soldiers coming and your girl chooses one"). I doubt another song exists with the sheer number of lyrics as There Only Was One Choice. This is a great tribute to the soldiers out to play the music game who strive to keep music real ("And he''s got Guthrie running in his bones/ he''s the hobo kid who left his home/ and his Beatles records and the Rolling Stones/ this boy is staying acoustic"), and it climaxes, or anticlimaxes, with the singer passing on his love of music to his son ("and as I wander with my music/ through the jungles of despair/ my kid will learn guitar and find his street corner somewhere/ there he''ll make the silence listen/ to the dream behind the voice/ and show his minstrel hamlet daddy/ that there only was one choice"). Buy this album and get to know the songs and the characters in Harry''s world.
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P L Ramsey
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Why so few made it to radio
Reviewed in the United States on February 9, 2021
This is great music with the reason so few made it to radio, time. I bought the album when it came out, now I have a CD.
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Nick PusloskieTop Contributor: Classic Rock
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Bought this a while ago
Reviewed in the United States on July 6, 2013
But just now getting around to reviewing it. I have always like Harry Chapin. Along with Jim Croce, John Prine, Gordon Lightfoot and Bruce Cockburn, he is a great storyteller. And he tells some good ones here - including the title track. Now, face it, the only songs the... See more
But just now getting around to reviewing it. I have always like Harry Chapin. Along with Jim Croce, John Prine, Gordon Lightfoot and Bruce Cockburn, he is a great storyteller. And he tells some good ones here - including the title track. Now, face it, the only songs the radio plays of his is Cats in the Cradle or maybe, just maybe - Taxi. If that is all you have heard of his music, my friend you have not heard the best of his stuff.

Just the title track alone is worth the price of the CD.
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Sharon Dorsey
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Reviewed in the United States on July 18, 2019
HUSBAND HAS BEEN LOOKING FOR HARRY CHAPIN CDS SO HE CAN SAVE HIS VINYL FOR POSTERITY.
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Dennis Howes
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Just write about your feelings , not the things you never did
Reviewed in the United States on January 17, 2014
Dance Band is one of my favorite LP''s of all time. Bought it for a friend who is an up and coming musician. He heard about Harry Chapin, but never heard any of the songs on either of these albums. He really enjoyed it. Saw Harry live twice, and was planning on a third show... See more
Dance Band is one of my favorite LP''s of all time. Bought it for a friend who is an up and coming musician. He heard about Harry Chapin, but never heard any of the songs on either of these albums. He really enjoyed it. Saw Harry live twice, and was planning on a third show when he died.
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David W.
4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Good listen
Reviewed in the United States on August 1, 2020
Harry Chapin is always better live but this is still worth your time. Some great songs and some you might not be too familiar with
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Helen1960
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
One of the best singer songwriters of all time
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 13, 2014
Harry Chapin died far too early. One of the best singer songwriters of all time. Well respected across the years for all he did to make the world a better place. It''s nice to know he lives on in his fab music. You never get bored of listening to his music and lyrics. One of...See more
Harry Chapin died far too early. One of the best singer songwriters of all time. Well respected across the years for all he did to make the world a better place. It''s nice to know he lives on in his fab music. You never get bored of listening to his music and lyrics. One of the all time greats. Up there with the Beatles.
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Cara S.
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Tracks skip
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 8, 2021
Some tracks skip
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mick turner
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Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 15, 2016
Excellent rarity
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H. J. Beattie
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Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 26, 2016
Fine album and good service.
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Dr H Waters
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Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 7, 2015
Good value & fantastic entertainment.
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