Tracy Chapman made quite a stir with her first album in 1988. With her soulful, Joan Armatrading-like voice and poignant songs full of artfully rendered social realism, she represented a strong new voice in the singer-songwriter realm. That album's hit "Fast Car" became her signature song. Though Chapman never equalled her debut's success, she's continued putting out thoughtful, emotionally honest records over the years, and her commercial profile got a boost with the surprise bluesy hit "Give Me One Reason" in 1996.
No Description Available. Genre: Popular Music Media Format: Compact Disk Rating: Release Date: 1-JAN-2002
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
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