Crossroads

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Tracy Chapman's self-titled debut album of 1988 was an incredibly tough act to follow, but the folk-rocker delivered an inspired sophomore effort with Crossroads. While it falls short of the excellence of her stunning debut, Crossroads is a heartfelt, honest offering that's well worth obtaining. Dedicated to South African freedom fighter Nelson Mandela, the anthemic "Freedom Now" is one of Chapman's best protest songs. Equally compelling is "Subcity," a lament for the poor, disenfranchised underclass that stands on the outside of the American Dream looking in. Much of the time, however, Chapman isn't going for immediacy -- introspective and subtle songs like "Bridges," ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Tracy Chapman's self-titled debut album of 1988 was an incredibly tough act to follow, but the folk-rocker delivered an inspired sophomore effort with Crossroads. While it falls short of the excellence of her stunning debut, Crossroads is a heartfelt, honest offering that's well worth obtaining. Dedicated to South African freedom fighter Nelson Mandela, the anthemic "Freedom Now" is one of Chapman's best protest songs. Equally compelling is "Subcity," a lament for the poor, disenfranchised underclass that stands on the outside of the American Dream looking in. Much of the time, however, Chapman isn't going for immediacy -- introspective and subtle songs like "Bridges," "Be Careful of My Heart," and "All That You Have Is Your Soul" require at least several listens in order to be fully appreciated.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/25/1989
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • UPC: 075596088824
  • Catalog Number: 60888
  • Sales rank: 62,940

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Crossroads (4:11)
  2. 2 Bridges (5:24)
  3. 3 Freedom Now (4:02)
  4. 4 Material World (3:02)
  5. 5 Be Careful of My Heart (4:39)
  6. 6 Subcity (5:09)
  7. 7 Born to Fight (2:46)
  8. 8 A Hundred Years (4:20)
  9. 9 This Time (3:43)
  10. 10 All That You Have Is Your Soul (5:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tracy Chapman Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, 12-string Guitar
Marc Cohn Piano
Frank Marocco Accordion
Scarlet Rivera Violin
Peggi Blu Background Vocals
Bobbye Hall Percussion, Conga
Charlie Bisharat Violin, Viola, Electric Violin, Pizzicato Violin
Paulinho Da Costa Tambourine
Carolyn Dennis Background Vocals
Denny Fongheiser Drums
Jack Holder Banjo, Piano
Larry Klein Bass
Danny Kortchmar Electric Guitar
Russ Kunkel Drums
Jim Lacefield Cello
Tim Landers Bass
Bob Marlette Keyboards
G.E. Smith Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Electric Guitar
John X. Volaitis Piano
Elesecia Wright Background Vocals
Snooky Young Trumpet
William D. "Smitty" Smith Organ
Steve Lindley Electric Piano
Sheila Minard Background Vocals
Roz Seay Background Vocals
William Smith Organ
Technical Credits
Tracy Chapman Composer, Producer
David Kershenbaum Producer
Kevin Smith Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WOW !!!!!!!! what a great alnum

    tracy is a wounderful artest and i hope she will keep wowing the world with this great music that touches so many in different ways hop to see her some day in concet

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    the music that touched my being Tracy never stop playing this music

    Tracy you touched every part of my life with your music that l actually can dedicate your music to my late my mother and my daugther whom l aint sure when next we see each other.Keep your spirit going and wish you all the best

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