Tracy Chapman – Tracy Chapman 1988 U.S. LP


An original U.S. copy of the self-titled debut by Tracy Chapman, with the cover still in the shrink wrap.

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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 retains the original shrink wrap; it’s M- aside from trace corner wear at the mouth.  There is a hype sticker attached to the wrap promoting three songs from the album.

The disc is M-, with a couple of ultra-faint scuffs from being removed from the inner sleeve.  The record appears to have only been played once or twice.

A beautiful copy of an album that is very 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. 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:
Year of Release: 1988
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 9 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in