Tracy Chapman (studio album) by Tracy Chapman
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Macetou muito nesse primeiro álbum! Que timbre lindo de voz!
El debut de Tracy Chapman es uno de los más destacados de la historia. Ninguno de sus discos posteriores está a la altura de este.
Like Mary Chapin-Carpenter and Rosanne Cash, Tracy Chapman was among many female folk singer-songwriters that emerged in the new corporate era who were literary and socially conscious.
It's fitting that her debut was released on the Elektra label, the same label that helped non-mainstream singer-songwriters like Mickey Newbury, Nanci Griffith and Sara Hickman.
This is a really fine debut, well worth your time.
A Side: Fast Car
B Side: Baby Can I Hold You
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Remarkable songwriting on a debut album.
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Brilliant debut album.
This album still sounds great today, it currently sits at BEA 501 Overall and 100% deserves to sit inside the top 500
I recall seeing Tracy Chapman live at the zenith of this albums mass popularity. It was at a large many thousand venue & we sat waiting for TC to appear & when she did it was just her, with one microphone, one acoustic guitar and a single chair for the entire gig ( in fact she sat down for the entire performance) . The ultimate intimate gig for a stadium. Needless to say the crowd sat spell bound and you could have heard a pin drop. Oh and Tracy barely spoke 2 words the whole night her shyness was palpable, she just sat on that chair & let her music do the talking. Whenever I hear this album it always takes me back to that night and one of the most unique concerts I ever had the privilege of attending. And yes this is a fantastic album.
God. You cannot listen to this woman sing and not be moved to near tears. Fast Car is on my ban list, it does not go on rotation when I shuffle my library. I just cant listen to that song without breaking down inside. Listen to this album at your own risk.
One of the surprise hits of the eighties, Tracy Chapman's debut is a beautiful album of lovely songs. Fast car, is off course a classic, one of the best songs of the 1980's, but there are plenty of other great songs here; talkin' bout a revolution, mountain o' things, for my lover, across the lines, and, for you. Great songs, just a pity Chapman never seemed to able to come any where near it on her other releases. Superb record.
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