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All Music Guide - Jose F. Promis
The 2001 import Collection is the first compilation to round up Tracy Chapman's key tracks, and it succeeds on every level. All the hits (and almost-hits) are here, beginning with her two U.S. Top Tens -- the legendary "Fast Car" and the bluesy comeback hit "Give Me One Reason." Other charted singles on this album include the fiery, politically charged "Talkin' Bout a Revolution," the ghostly, self-determined "Crossroads," the 2000 single "Telling Stories," and "Baby Can I Hold You," arguably one of the most stirring and beautiful songs ever recorded. In fact, this set features tracks from all five of Chapman's albums, but, since her musical output has been so ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jose F. Promis
The 2001 import Collection is the first compilation to round up Tracy Chapman's key tracks, and it succeeds on every level. All the hits (and almost-hits) are here, beginning with her two U.S. Top Tens -- the legendary "Fast Car" and the bluesy comeback hit "Give Me One Reason." Other charted singles on this album include the fiery, politically charged "Talkin' Bout a Revolution," the ghostly, self-determined "Crossroads," the 2000 single "Telling Stories," and "Baby Can I Hold You," arguably one of the most stirring and beautiful songs ever recorded. In fact, this set features tracks from all five of Chapman's albums, but, since her musical output has been so consistent, several favorites, such as "Freedom Now" from Crossroads, were left off, and Matters of the Heart is represented only by two tracks. Regardless, every song on this collection is a gem, but, in reality, nothing compares to the modern masterpieces she created with the emotional car wreck that is "Fast Car" and the touching, desperate love plea that is "Baby Can I Hold You." A wonderful collection, representing some of the finest work from one of the latter 20th century's most celebrated American artists.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/30/2001
  • Label: Warner Bros Uk
  • UPC: 075596270021
  • Catalog Number: 962700
  • Sales rank: 22,282

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Fast Car (4:58)
  2. 2 Subcity (5:12)
  3. 3 Baby Can I Hold You (3:14)
  4. 4 The Promise (5:28)
  5. 5 I'm Ready (4:56)
  6. 6 Crossroads (4:13)
  7. 7 Bang Bang Bang (4:22)
  8. 8 Telling Stories (3:58)
  9. 9 Smoke and Ashes (6:39)
  10. 10 Speak the Word (4:13)
  11. 11 Wedding Song (4:36)
  12. 12 Open Arms (4:34)
  13. 13 Give Me One Reason (4:29)
  14. 14 Talkin' Bout a Revolution (2:40)
  15. 15 She's Got Her Ticket (3:56)
  16. 16 All That You Have Is Your Soul (5:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tracy Chapman Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica, Percussion, Electric Guitar, Harp, Vocals, Background Vocals, 12-string Guitar
Larry Williams Keyboards
Bobby Womack Acoustic Guitar
Neil Young Acoustic Guitar, Piano
Frank Marocco Accordion
Mike Finnigan Organ
Steve Hunter Dulcimer, Electric Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar
David LaFlamme Electric Violin
Mike Campbell Electric Guitar
Bobbye Hall Conga
Alex Acuña Percussion
Charlie Bisharat Viola, Electric Violin, Pizzicato Violin
Roy Bittan Keyboards
Ed Black Steel Guitar
Mino Cinelu Percussion
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Tommy Eyre Keyboards
Denny Fongheiser Percussion, Drums
Michael Fisher Percussion
Lili Haydn Violin
Jack Holder Electric Guitar, Hammond Organ, Electric Sitar
Nellee Hooper Percussion
Charles Judge Keyboards
Manu Katché Drums
Larry Klein Bass
Russ Kunkel Drums
Jim Lacefield Cello
JayDee Mannes Pedal Steel Guitar
Bob Marlette Keyboards
Tim Pierce Electric Guitar, Electric Sitar
Vernon Reid Electric Guitar
John Philip Shenale Keyboards
G.E. Smith Acoustic Guitar
John Thomas Piano
Steve Thornton Percussion
Patrick Warren chamberlain
Waddy Wachtel Electric Guitar
Lili Hayden Violin
Cameron Stone Cello
Steve Kaplan Keyboards
Randy Jackson Bass
Rock Deadrick Percussion, Drums, Background Vocals
Andy Stoller Bass, Background Vocals
Ms. Bobbye Hall Conga
William McLeish Smith Organ
Adam Levy Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Glenys Rogers Percussion, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Tracy Chapman Composer, Producer, Art Direction
Don Gehman Producer
Jimmy Iovine Producer
David Kershenbaum Producer
Iki Levy drum programming
Don Rubin Executive Producer
Jeri Heiden Art Direction
John Heiden Art Direction
Brian Koppelman Executive Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Pretty good album

    It's good that Tracy Chapman has a greatest hits album. Now this album is not all that great. The song "All That You Have Is Your Soul" is not good. The good thing that all my favorite Tracy Chapman songs are on here. Here are my favorites: Fast Car - This song is great. This album would not be good without "Fast Car". Subcity - This song seems to have a hint of Hootie and the Blowfish and the Cranberries to it. Baby Can I Hold You - This song is boring in the beginning but later on the song is great. I'm Ready - This song is one of the most beautiful songs on here. Crossroads - This song seems to have some ethnic touch to it. It has a mix of folk, African, and Hawaiian music to it. Telling Stories - This song gives me an expression of painting a picture and has excellent instrumental coverage. Open Arms - This song is very striking and beautiful. Give Me One Reason - Another one of Chapman's classic tracks. This song has a touch of blues and is great to listen to on the highway. Talkin' Bout A Revolution - This song is so irrestible. It gives me an expression of making a success. She's Got Her Ticket - This song has a touch of reggae and good percussion.

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