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Tracy Chapman

Tracy Chapman Audio CD
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One of the most striking debut albums ever released, this disc instantly established Chapman as a musical force, and with good reason. Immediacy, integrity of purpose and unqualified artistry are apparent in nearly every song. And while "Fast Cars" remains Chapman's best-known work, "Talkin' Bout a Revolution" is that rarest breed: a song which is both topical and timeless. Any exploration into Chapman's work should begin with this at times stunning effort; it is a disc of remarkable uniformity and clarity that Chapman has yet to improve on. --Wayne Pernu

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5.0 out of 5 stars Unparalleled March 17 2004
Format:Audio CD
After almost 16 years and over 7 million copies of this album sold, each of these songs still bears an importance to just about anyone who is willing to listen carefully. Tracy Chapman tells stories, sometimes entertaining, always emotional, through her songs. Whether she is singing acapella or with accompaniment, her voice, lyrics, tone, and just about every facet of her tracks are inspiringly unique. Tracy Chapman is without imitation or contenders, for this album is truly without flaws. Besides being a work of art, it is excellent listening as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great disk Nov. 29 2012
By Lorena
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
It was a gift for my mom she is very happy with it, she loves Tracy chapman and I do like her music as well
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1.0 out of 5 stars I wonder.... Jan. 12 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
..if, when the poor people come to "get their share," if that will include the share owned by rich recording artists. Nothing worse than a hyporcrite, and no profession exhibits it worse than the entertainment industry. Chapman just happens to be one of the most "vocal" but is really nothing but the primus inter pares.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Time to call it a classic June 15 2004
Format:Audio CD
I think enough time has gone by that this album should finally be called a classic.
With a voice this expressive, lyrics this blunt, and a musical sensibility this exciting and haunting ... Tracy Chapman deserves legendary status for this album alone -- even though she's made more good ones since.
Hard to imagine anyone going through teenaged years without lying in bed and listening to this at least once or twice. It's gritty and honest -- brutal, yet strangely comforting all at once. Made a whole generation want to buy guitars and make up their own songs!
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the essential albums of the 80's! May 25 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Winner of 3 Grammys in 1988 for Best New Artist (one of the few winners that were the best of their years), Pop Female performance (Fast Car), and Folk Album. It was also nominated for Album of the Year, and Best Song & Record. I was shocked to find out that she lost Best Song to Bobby McFerrin for "Don't Worry, Be Happy". While I remember McFerrin's song, it has not aged well. But "Fast Car" still sounds relevant, with its telling lyrics about people who reach for a better life. A theme in her album is a cry to the lowly to try to rise above their conditions. While she doesn't give an answer how, she gives words of encouragement to let others know that there is hope.
On this album a lot of musical genre influences can be heard. You can hear things from Pop (Fast Car) to Reggae (She's Got Her Ticket). This was labeled as Folk music but it has such a blend of styles that you really can't categorize it. It's a great album and is mentioned many times when people talk of great debuts and great albums of the 80's.
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5.0 out of 5 stars fast car Dec 15 2003
By jj
Format:Audio CD
i love the song fast car. it is one of the most beautifully tragic songs ever.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I GOT A TICKET TO ANYWHERE...... Oct. 27 2003
Format:Audio CD
Tracy Chapman debut album has become one of those classic albums you can't get enough...so well constructed, such an amazing lyrics driven, I can remember listening to this album before goin' into bed when I was 9 years old...I thought Tracy was a man...but then...she has such a magestic voice and a gifted talent to write songs, this debut should be consider her masterpiece, many highlights songs are crowded here, it's not fare to say that some are better than other, but for their meaning and their touch "Talkin Bout A Revolution", "Fast Car", "Across The Lines", "Behind The Wall", "Baby Can I Hold You" stand out, this is a classical album that still sells like a new record, great owning......
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring yet realistc Oct. 22 2003
By Zech
Format:Audio CD
Tracey Chapman's self-titled debut is stunningly delicate and straightforward all at once. All the songs are ones of sheer beauty. Despite the fact there are no intruments in the song, Tracey pulls off the eerie "Behind the Wall" and uses her warbly voice as an instrument to speak out against domestic abuse. All the songs on here are more than listenable, but I don't particularly care for "Fast Car" (the one and only big hit). I myself prefer side 2 (still got my worn-out tape), but the only made-for-radio songs (Fast Car and Talkin' 'Bout a Revolution) are on side 1. If you decide to buy Tracey's debut, I suggest starting on the second half of the disc or tape, and then you'll appreciate her delicate beauty even more. This isn't a happy album, but that doesn't mean it's depressing, either. It's just realistic. It's also very insightful and inspiring, and I hope you love as much as I do
Standouts:
She's Got Her Ticket    
Why?    
For My Lover    
If Not Now    
For You
Mountains O' Things
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5.0 out of 5 stars How can this not be an amazon essential?
This album is an essential recording in any collection, not matter what type of music you like. Tracy Chaoman's smooth vocals on a heart wrenching album with take you on an... Read more
Published on Sept. 15 2003 by N. de Villiers
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Cd, possibly the best of Tracy Chapman!!!
This CD is my favorite, it is probably tracy chapmans best, i think it really tells a story of tracys life in the songs as well as really keeping your ears in love with the music!!
Published on Aug. 14 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING!!!
I'm 13, and yesterday my dad was looking through his record collection for music I would like. He pulled out this CD, and set the needle down. It was beautiful. Read more
Published on Aug. 8 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a genuine work of a genius
I cannot put this album in higher regard. This is one of the greatest records of all time. Chapman enters issues such as Racial Tension, Poverty, Domestic Violence, Love with such... Read more
Published on July 31 2003 by Matt
5.0 out of 5 stars Personal Opinion of a Della
One of Della's FAVORITE songs! Tracy Chapman is black and pretty and has an honest voice. She knows hard times and sings about peace and ending war, and about spirituality and... Read more
Published on March 26 2003 by "starryhawk"
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly Exceptional
Great art grows in stature with time. So it is with this. These songs are so thoroughly profound and so emotionally resonant as to almost defy description. Read more
Published on Feb. 4 2003 by Fred McGhee
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