Tracy Chapman

Tracy ChapmanApril 5, 1988
Singer-Songwriter℗ 1988 Elektra/Asylum Records for the United States and WEA International for the world outside of the United States.
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Tracy Chapman is the self-titled debut album by singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman, released on April 5, 1988, by Elektra Records. The album was recorded at the Powertrax studio in Hollywood, California. In 1987, Chapman was discovered by fellow Tufts University student Brian Koppelman. He offered to show her work to his father, who owned a successful publishing company; however, she did not consider the offer to be serious. After multiple performances, however, Koppelman found a demo tape of her singing her single "Talkin' 'bout a Revolution", which he promoted to radio stations, and she was eventually signed to Elektra Records.
In early attempts to produce the first album, many producers turned down Chapman as they did not favor her musical direction. David Kershenbaum, however, decided to produce it as he wanted to record an acoustic music album. It was recorded in Hollywood, California in eight weeks. Most of the writing is based on political and social causes.
Tracy Chapman gained critical acclaim from a wide majority of music critics, praising the simplicity, Chapman's vocal ability and her political and social lyrical content.

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Talkin' Bout a Revolution2:41
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Fast Car4:56
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Across the Lines3:24
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Behind the Wall1:49
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Baby Can I Hold You3:13
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Mountains O' Things4:39
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She's Got Her Ticket3:54
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Why?2:06
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For My Lover3:12
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If Not Now...3:01
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For You3:09
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Tracks
11
Released
October 14, 2008
Label
℗ 1988 Elektra/Asylum Records for the United States and WEA International for the world outside of the United States.
File type
MP3
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