Racism was alive back then
It’s amazing, I didn’t realize the racist overtones and the anti-white lyrics of this artist. It’s a shame the singer fell into the very racism she was probably trying to prevent. I came here for the “fast car” song, but I never knew these others.
Heard “Baby Can I Hold You” recently and was reminded how much I loved that song and this album. It the occurred to me it’s now 30 years old. It’s timeless. Meant s lot to me in college and it’s like discovering an old friend.
Nothing more pure, true, and beautiful
By Squirrely Legs
Absolutely loved this album at nine years old and still do at 37 years old !!!!
After so many years, this has not lost its power... As a matter of fact, it’s just the opposite!
How fast is your car?
Walking to work fast car popped into my head. And in that ten minute walk I remembered being in high school. Liking almost every genre of music except folk music. And at that moment, adding what is essentially the folk music of my generation, to that list. (Ok, James Taylor was the exception, but not enough till that point to make me add folk music to my list)!
By Adventure time fan 2007
Hi! I love this song "Fast Car" my fav song :)
If you want to listen to the human condition
By Dampa Denkins
This is pure art. One of the life changing listens. ❤
One of the best albums of the 80s
Tracy Chapman managed to strike a lot of chords with this seminal album. Songs full of emotion and reflection, anger, angst, desire, longing. "Talkin' Bout A Revolution" reminded me so much of Patti Smith's "Frederick" from the 1970s, how it starts off softly, then builds to a wonderful, driving beat. Kind of like making love. Still one of the best albums of the 1980s from a woman who, at the time, was unique. Kind of like Joan Armatrading in this respect, she makes her own music and no one else sounds like her.
This is one of the greatest singer-songwriter albums of all time. There's not a single bad song on this. Her voice is so smooth and beautiful, yet packed with so much emotion and passion. Her lyrics are real and honest; she knows how to write an incredible song. This is one of those records that moves me to the core every time I listen to it. It's a record I've grown up with, and it's shaped me in so many ways. Tracy Chapman is at her finest here (not than any of her other albums aren't spectacular), and if this album isn't already a favorite, it soon will be.
Talkin' 'Bout A Revolution
Behind The Wall
She's Got Her Ticket
For My Lover
Couldn't pick if you paid me
One of the greats
By Moroni Warriors