This listing is for Harry Chapin - Short Stories Vinyl LP Record Album EKS 75065.
Label: Elektra – EKS-75065, Elektra – 75065
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold
Style: Folk Rock, Soft Rock
Condition: Jacket: Very Good Vinyl: Very Good
A1 Short Stories 4:35
A2 WOLD 5:15
A3 Song For Myself 5:00
A4 Song Man 3:13
A5 Changes 4:32
B1 They Call Her Easy 4:03
B2 Mr. Tanner 5:08
B3 Mail Order Annie 4:52
B4 There's A Lot Of Lonely People Tonight 3:39
B5 Old College Avenue 4:25
Short Stories is the third studio album by the American singer/songwriter Harry Chapin, released in 1973. "W·O·L·D", "Mr Tanner" and "Mail Order Annie" remained amongst his most popular work for the rest of his life. "W·O·L·D" went to number 36 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Harry Forster Chapin (December 7, 1942 – July 16, 1981) was an American singer-songwriter best known for his folk rock songs including "Taxi", "W*O*L*D", and the No. 1 hit "Cat's in the Cradle".
Chapin was also a dedicated humanitarian who fought to end world hunger; he was a key participant in the creation of the Presidential Commission on World Hunger in 1977. In 1987, Chapin was posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for his humanitarian work.
I base the condition of each of my Records off of Ebay's Grading System.
• MINT (M) Looks new and unplayed. Very high vinyl luster and no noticeable label defects. Sounds new. With 45rpm records, this does not always mean there is no surface noise at all.
• NEAR MINT (NM) Looks almost new, but has some minor flaws such as a drill hole; unobtrusive writing on label (e.g., an X on a promo copy); minor scuffing on vinyl; minor color flaking on label, or other insignificant flaws that only slightly detract from visual appeal. May have some minor surface noise, but nothing distracting.
• VERY GOOD (VG) There may be light scuffing and some of the original vinyl luster may be lost. The vinyl and label may appear used, but well cared for. Records may have some more obvious flaws that are not visually degrading such as a sticker on the label; more noticeable writing on the label; scuffing and minor scratches on the vinyl; or minor discoloration of the label. There may be very minor warping of the vinyl. There may be a slight scratch not affecting play.
• GOOD (G) Record has visible signs of handling and playing, such as loss of vinyl luster, minor surface scratches, groove wear, and audible surface noise. Appears well used but not abused. May have a few major flaws, such as scratches, label tears, or stickers, and/or writing.
• FAIR (F) Appears well used and somewhat abused. Audio is not great due to surface noise and scratches. The record may have a stick or a skip. Records in this condition are those you might purchase to fill a hole in your collection until a better copy comes along.
• POOR (P) Well played with little luster and significant surface noise, but still not cracked or broken. Record likely skips and/or sticks. Typically so bad looking that a true “collector” would just toss it out. More useful as a Frisbee. I try not to sell records in this condition.
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