11 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Tracy Chapman’s seventh album is a master class in understated elegance. It's a dexterous blend of the deeply personal (the gut-wrenching “Never Yours”) and the stridently political—all seamlessly woven together and held in place by the Ohio native’s singularly mellow vocal. Her social conscience is on full display here; “3,000 Miles” rails fiercely against urban poverty, while the starkly arresting “America” challenges racial bias and political power, its sparse instrumentation letting Chapman’s impeccable musicianship take centre stage.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Tracy Chapman’s seventh album is a master class in understated elegance. It's a dexterous blend of the deeply personal (the gut-wrenching “Never Yours”) and the stridently political—all seamlessly woven together and held in place by the Ohio native’s singularly mellow vocal. Her social conscience is on full display here; “3,000 Miles” rails fiercely against urban poverty, while the starkly arresting “America” challenges racial bias and political power, its sparse instrumentation letting Chapman’s impeccable musicianship take centre stage.

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