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Tracy Chapman: Telling Stories
Tracy Chapman is one of those female artists that does not strike the public with their great physical appearance, but rather with their music. Born in 1964 in Massachusetts, the singer and songwriter studied anthropology and African studies and joined an African percussion group after graduating from university. Her debut album Tracy Chapman and her first single Fast Car were huge hits in 1988. Her mix of folk, gospel and blues was different from the mainstream music but still attracted a large public. Her earlier albums were politically outspoken and were not allowed to be played on South African radio in 1990. Her new album Telling Stories is about honesty, lies, vulnerability and love. Her sensitive and fragile songs are not without a rebelious tone here and there but it is a more intimate album that searches for and offers comfort and help. The songs on Telling Stories sound too similar, only Nothing Yet is different. Despite that fact, Telling Stories stands out since it is not one of those mass-productions that seem to come from assembly lines. Elektra/Warner, 2000. Get the CD from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.ca, Amazon.de, Amazon.fr, Directmedia Schweiz.
 

Added on October 23, 2002: Tracy Chapman: Let It Rain. Warner, October 2002. Get the album from Amazon.com, Amazon.fr, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Directmedia Schweiz. Let It Rain is already #4 in the Swiss charts and her Zurich concert - on February 24, 2003 - is already sold out.

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