Offered for sale is an original U.S. white label promotional pressing of the self-titled debut by Tracy Chapman.
Promotional copies were pressed on high-quality translucent “audiophile” vinyl that was not used for the copies sold in stores.
About this copy: This copy of Tracy Chapman is an original 1988 U.S. white label promotional pressing on the Elektra label.
There is a hype sticker attached to the cover promoting three songs from the album. That sticker has a stain where a price sticker was removed. A second sticker reads, “Pressed on High Quality Audiophile Vinyl.”
The cover is VG+, with slight edge and corner wear. There is a saw mark on the spine; all promotional copies have this.
The custom inner sleeve is VG+ with a small 1″ (2.5 cm) split on once side.
The disc is VG++ and very close to M- with a couple of very faint sleeve scuffs. There are no spindle marks on the labels; the record may be unplayed. Clean disc!
A nice copy of an album that is very hard to find on vinyl. Great-sounding album, too.
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.
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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|Year of Release:||1988|