Tag: Tracy Chapman

Monday 7/19/21 10pm ET: Feature LP: Tracy Chapman – Telling Stories (2000)

Telling Stories is the fifth album by American singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman, released February 14, 2000. It was her first album in over four years, and her first since Crossroads to be produced or co-produced by David Kershenbaum. A special 2 CD tour edition of this album was also released in May 2000, supporting the tour going on at the time. The album is composed of contemporary rock songs in the first half, and folk songs in the second half. The song “Unsung Psalm” was originally written for her previous album, New Beginning, but it didn’t make it onto the album.

The record marked a return to shorter songs for Tracy; on New Beginning they had been somewhat longer.

  1. Telling Stories” 3:57
  2. “Less Than Strangers” 3:19
  3. “Speak the Word” 4:12
  4. “It’s OK” 4:00
  5. “Wedding Song” 4:36
  6. “Unsung Psalm” 4:19
  7. “Nothing Yet” 3:21
  8. “Paper and Ink” 4:52
  9. “Devotion” 2:48
  10. “The Only One” 3:08
  11. “First Try” 3:31

Tracy Chapman – acoustic guitar, bouzouki, harp, vocals, background vocals, baritone guitar, record producer, mixing, art design
Alex Acuña – percussion
Rock Deadrick – vocals, background vocals
Tommy Eyre – organ, keyboard
Mike Finnigan – organ
Denny Fongheiser – percussion, drums
Emmylou Harris – vocals
Howard Hersh – bass guitar
Steve Hunter – dulcimer, lap steel guitar, baritone guitar
Larry Klein – bass guitar
JayDee Mannes – pedal steel guitar
John Pierce – bass guitar
Tim Pierce – acoustic guitar, dobro, mandolin, sitar, baritone guitar
Eric Rigler – Uillean pipes, low whistle
Scarlet Rivera – violin
Glenys Rogers – percussion, vocals, background vocals
Andy Stoller – bass guitar
Patrick Warren – keyboard, Chamberlin

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Artist Countdown: Tracy Chapman Top 25 7p ET @tchapmannews

Tracy ChapmanTracy Chapman (born March 30, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, known for her singles “Fast Car”, “Talkin’ ’bout a Revolution”, “Baby Can I Hold You”, “Crossroads”, “Give Me One Reason” and “Telling Stories”. She is a multi-platinum and four-time Grammy Award-winning artist.

Chapman often performs at and attends charity events such as Make Poverty History, amfAR and AIDS/LifeCycle, to support social causes. She identifies as a feminist.

Although Chapman has never disclosed her sexual orientation, in the mid-1990s she dated writer Alice Walker. Chapman maintains a strong separation between her personal and professional lives. “I have a public life that’s my work life and I have my personal life,” she said. “In some ways, the decision to keep the two things separate relates to the work I do.”  –Wikipedia

1 Fast Car
2 Give Me One Reason
3 Crossroads
4 Talkin’ ’bout a Revolution
5 Baby Can I Hold You
6 Telling Stories
7 Sing for You
8 Smoke and Ashes
9 Bang Bang Bang
10 New Beginning
11 All That You Have Is Your Soul
12 Subcity
13 Dreaming on a World
14 The Promise
15 It’s OK
16 Happy
17 Wedding Song
18 You’re the One
19 Another Sun
20 Thinking of You
21 Open Arms
22 Speak The Word
23 I’m Ready
24 Let It Rain
25 Bridges