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Tracy Chapman – Tracy Chapman sealed 1988 U.S. LP

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Free U.S. shipping!  A still sealed original U.S. copy of Tracy Chapman, the 1988 self-titled debut by Tracy Chapman.

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Offered for sale is a still sealed 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.

As the album is still sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.

The wrap is fully intact except for a tear in the lower left-hand corner.

There is a saw mark in the cover at that corner.  There are bends in the upper right and lower left corners.

There is a hype sticker on the wrap that promotes three songs on the LP.

A beautiful copy of a great-sounding album and the first sealed copy we’ve seen since the album was first released.

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.

Allmusic.com gave Tracy Chapman a rare 5 star review:

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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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Elektra
Catalog Number:
60774-1
Year of Release: 1988
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 9 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in