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Tracy Chapman

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Tracy Chapman: Tracy Chapman (Elektra)

Review by Len Brown, New Musical Express, April 1988

SHE COMES from the wilderness, as prophesised, with a voice like molasses, hair like an ink blot and a heartful of tears. She comes with ...

She’s Gotta Ticket: Tracy Chapman

Interview by Lucy O'Brien, City Limits, 5 May 1988

TRACY CHAPMAN is fresh, focused – and making her points with hard – hitting folk. Lucy O’Brien talked to a new kind of star. ...

Tracy Chapman: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by David Toop, The Times, 17 November 1989

A glum, tedious sing-along ...

Nelson Mandela Tribute Concert, Wembley Stadium, London

Live Review by Robert Sandall, Rolling Stone, 31 May 1990

WHILE THE black south African leader Nelson Mandela was still in jail, his seventieth birthday, in June 1988, inspired the starriest gathering of rockers since ...

Black Rock

Essay by David Toop, The Face, July 1990

White Rock we know about, but why should the idea of Black Rock be so difficult to comprehend? When Prince says his current tour is rock'n'roll based, he ...

Tracy Chapman: Matters Of The Heart (Elektra)

Review by David Bennun, Melody Maker, 16 May 1992

I'M ALWAYS prepared to be surprised. I like surprises, me. If, for example, Tracy Chapman made an album — not a terrifically surprising event in ...

Tracy Chapman: Matters Of The Heart

Review by Mark Cooper, Q, June 1992

THE COMBINATION OF 'Fast Car' and the Mandela show transformed Tracy Chapman from an odd throwback to the era of folk protest into the voice ...

Tracy Chapman: Central Park Summerstage, New York

Live Review by Anthony DeCurtis, Rolling Stone, 19 September 1996

"LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE, but through it all, forgive"; "Let's not compare ourselves to others"; "You are your own garden"; "For God's sake, teach people to ...

Songs of the Sirens: Lilith Fair

Report by Nicholas Jennings, Maclean's, 28 July 1997

THEY READ tarot cards on the grass in the afternoon sun and danced under the moon to the sounds of Tracy Chapman. And before they ...

Lilith Fair: The Gorge Amphitheatre George, Washington

Live Review by Evelyn McDonnell, Spin, September 1997

"JUST A SECOND, just a second now," said Canadian performer Kinnie Starr as she abruptly swung her electric guitar down and stepped off the tiny ...


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