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Tracy Chapman – Tracy Chapman 1988 U.S. promotional LP audiophile vinyl

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An original U.S. promotional copy of the self-titled debut by Tracy Chapman, pressed on high quality vinyl that was used only for the promotional release.

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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.  A second sticker reads, “Pressed on High Quality Audiophile Vinyl.”

The cover is VG++, with trace edge wear and a couple of bends in the lower left-hand corner.  There is a saw mark on the spine; all promotional copies have this.

The custom inner sleeve is VG++, with no splits, but a few minor wrinkles.

The disc is M-, with a couple of ultra-faint scuffs from being removed from the inner sleeve.  The record may be unplayed.

A beautiful 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.

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