Editors’ Notes With quiet eloquence and smoldering outrage, Tracy Chapman made protest music relevant to Reagan-era audiences. Chapman’s heartwrenching-yet-dignified contralto can be filled with defiance (“Talkin’ Bout A Revolution”), longing (“Mountains O’ Things”), or resolve (“For My Lover”). But her incredible gift as a storyteller makes this breakthrough sound just as transcendent decades later.

SONG
Talkin' Bout a Revolution
1
2:41
 
Fast Car
2
4:56
 
Across the Lines
3
3:24
 
Behind the Wall
4
1:49
 
Baby Can I Hold You
5
3:13
 
Mountains O' Things
6
4:39
 
She's Got Her Ticket
7
3:54
 
Why?
8
2:06
 
For My Lover
9
3:12
 
If Not Now...
10
3:01
 
For You
11
3:09