by Tracy Chapman


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.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/30/2001
Label: Wea International
UPC: 9325583013515
catalogNumber: 962700

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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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