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Tracy Chapman

Tracy Chapman
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Description: 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's a disc of remarkable uniformity and clarity that Chapman has yet to improve on. --Wayne Pernu ... (more)
Manufacturer: Elektra Records
Release date: 25 October 1990
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 0007559607742 UPC: 075596077422
Tags: Folk (2), Vinyl (2), Folk Alternative (1), Music Mecca 13 (1), Cd (1), Chris (1), Debut Album (1), *saipal (1), (CD) (1), Rock (1), 04 (1), 1988 (1), Girl Power (1)
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"When the Ohio native Tracy Chapman released her self-titled debut album in 1988, she instantly scooped up six Grammy nominations and three wins, including the Best New Artist award. Not that it was a surprise. Each one of Tracy Chapman's talents could have made her famous on its own merit. Take her soulful, gender-defying voice that stops you in your tracks and inevitably gives you goosebumps. Or her songwriting, which is personal, human and unpresumptuous. Yet you don't sell 20 million copies w"

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" Time on chart: July 23 - September 17, 1988 Genres: Contemporary Folk"

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"Chapman has yet to better this powerful and socially conscious debut. The rootsy arrangements are masterpieces of understatement, focusing attention on the sincerity of Chapman’s world-worn voice and her confessional, storytelling lyrics. Standout track: “Fast Car”"

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""Fast Car" Runner up: "Talkin' 'bout a Revolution" "

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