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Certified Multi-Platinum (6 times) by the RIAA. (11/01)
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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Top Customer Reviews
Well getting back to her album..every track is worth the listen. An amazing debut album packed with real life instances that will make you smile and cry. " Talkin about a revolution " , " fast car " and " baby can i hold you " ( the single who's recent cover version was done in 1998 by the #1 irish group Boyzone ) are few of the tracks making the cd a gem of an album.
Tracy Chapman - A unique artist , who's work is worth the recognition worldwide. My respect to her , and sincere thanks for giving us some very good music.
On the other side of the coin, there is the political Tracy (Talkin' Bout A Revolution, Across The Lines). She has either fixed her ideology somewhere between Lenin and Mao, or she's terribly naive. "Poor people are going to rise up and get their share and take what is theirs" from 'Talkin' Bout A Revolution.' Oh really. Not your typical "We've got to take care of the poor" liberal view - sounds closer to anarchy. This sort of Robin Hood foolishness may be suitable for college kids, not working adults. 'Why?' is another example of childish political gibberish: "Why are the missiles called peace keepers when they're aimed to kill?" Duh. Kuwait didn't have any peace keepers, and look at the fix they were in.
Tracy's songs of relationships and love are tender and moving. But when she's in bed with Lenin and Mao, the result is naive and corny. Tracy, the next time you write about inner city politics, how about "poor people are going to rise up and go get a job."
Technical note: The sound quality of this DDD recording is immaculate.
Most recent customer reviews
This recording is amazing. It plays as fresh and essential today as when first released just over 25 years ago. Rich and true authentic emotion, for all music lovers.Published 24 months ago by Bob
It was a gift for my mom she is very happy with it, she loves Tracy chapman and I do like her music as wellPublished on Nov. 29 2012 by Lorena
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... Read more
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. Read morePublished on May 25 2004
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. Read morePublished on March 17 2004 by VacaChico
i love the song fast car. it is one of the most beautifully tragic songs ever.Published on Dec 15 2003 by jj
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... Read morePublished on Oct. 27 2003 by S. Quinto
Tracey Chapman's self-titled debut is stunningly delicate and straightforward all at once. All the songs are ones of sheer beauty. Read morePublished on Oct. 22 2003 by Zech
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