Offered for sale is an original U.S. pressing of the self-titled debut by Tracy Chapman.
About this copy: This copy of Tracy Chapman is an original 1988 U.S. pressing on the Elektra label.
The cover is VG++, with a couple of corner dents and a small bend in the lower right hand corner. The custom inner sleeve is M- with no splits.
The disc is M- on side one and VG+ on side two, as there are a couple of needle marks through the third track, “Why?” It plays with a few ticks through that track.
A nice play copy of a great-sounding album that has become quite hard to find on vinyl.
Background: Released in 1988, Tracy Chapman was a surprise hit, reaching #1 on the U.S. album charts and being certified 6 times platinum by the RIAA.
The album appeared just as American record companies began phasing out the pressing of vinyl LPs in favor of compact discs, so the album was only in print on vinyl for a short time.
The album has long been a favorite among audiophiles, as it’s a very well recorded LP.
Arriving with little fanfare in the spring of 1988, Tracy Chapman’s eponymous debut album became one of the key records of the Bush era, providing a touchstone for the entire PC movement while reviving the singer/songwriter tradition. … The record continues to sound fresh because Chapman’s writing is so keenly observed and her strong, gutsy singing makes each song sound intimate and immediate.
You can listen to “Talkin’ ‘Bout a Revolution” here:
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