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New Beginning

Tracy ChapmanAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (120 customer reviews)

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Tracy Chapman helped restore singer/songwriters to the spotlight in the '80s. The multi-platinum success of Chapman's eponymous 1988 debut was unexpected, and it had lasting impact. Although Chapman was working from the same confessional singer/songwriter foundation that had been popularized in the '70s, her songs were fresh and powerful, driven by simple melodies and affecting ... Read more in Amazon's Tracy Chapman Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 14, 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • ASIN: B000002HKC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (120 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,547 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Since her remarkable debut in 1988, Tracy Chapman has captivated audiences around the glove with her pure voice, evocative songs and intense spirit. In the process, she has sold over 18 million records and filled concert halls worldwide. Produced by Don Gehman, whose hit credits include Hootie & The Blowfish and R.E.M., New Beginning marks the auspicious return of one of Elektra's defining voices and one of the most compelling artists in popular music. Certified Multi-Platinum (5 times) by the RIAA. (11/01)

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this album December 23, 2006
Format:Audio CD
I managed to get this CD from my sister and just listened to it

today. With most folk, blues albums it'll take me a couple of

listens to really like them, but this album was different.

Tracy's voice is powerful and on point. She also has a lot

to say and says it with feeling. I believe the folks who gave

a bad review because the whole album isn't like "Give Me One Reason"

did the album an injustice. These songs are still relevant today

and sound very good even 10 years later. That's saying a lot.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BUY THIS ALBUM FOR "THE PROMISE" March 27, 2006
Format:Audio CD
I heard "The Promise" over my car radio the day after my mother passed away - I knew it was Tracy Chapman but was unfamiliar with the particular song but somehow it spoke to me. I immediately searched for & purchased this CD and played the song, "The Promise" at my mother's funeral. I cannot tell you just how much it has meant to me...it was as though it was a sign from my mother. The lyrics are incredible as a stand alone poem and so moving when heard through Ms. Chapman's vocals. I have played this CD repeatedly and my affection for this recording as increased.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BRAVO, TRACY, BRAVO!!! October 12, 2002
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Every song on this CD cuts right to the soul. This is folk music tinged with blues and rock and soul...lyrics worth listening to. I only hope Ms. Chapman keeps putting her music out. I believe her negative reviews are coming from hiphopsters and rappers expecting somthing else. Tracy's music is folk. I dread the day where talented singer- songwriters are completely replaced by throwaway commercial [...] music. Make no mistake, each song on this CD is poetry, messages for the listener, pure art. I consider her right up there on the same level as Dylan. If your into quality listening...buy this one.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So Smooth December 7, 2004
By Kimber
Format:Audio CD
It's a shame that Tracy Chapman doesn't do more recordings, but that is probably because she writes her own material and doesn't want to sound like everyone else. She definitely doesn't and that's an excellent thing! Among the 3 "favorites" that I have on this CD is the mellow "Smoke and Ashes," the bluesy "Give me Just one Reason," and "I'm Ready." This is good listening and would be comparable to a fine aged wine. Her Rich voice dominates, with mellow undertones. Class. Pure and Simple.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An emotional journey: not for the weak of heart April 2, 2005
By T
Format:Audio CD
Ok, I understand the "Give me 2 reasons" review only because the radio release of Give Me One Reason was a bit of false advertising. But come on people, you can listen to a CD before you buy it now! This is, without question, my favorite of her collection. It is a rare gem that takes you on an emotional journey through the heart and the world. At this Point in My Life is as real as it gets in life. If you can't be this honest in love, then what's the point? The live performance of Promise at Lillith Fair in '97 made me cry and it was the first time I heard this song: my first Tracy Champan experience. Remember the Tinman? I think we all know the Tinman in this life and I wonder if this song refers to mankind. Lastly, I'm Ready is rightfully placed at the end. This song is enlightening and is reason alone to have purchased this CD. "Gonna wake up and know where I'm going...I'm ready to let the rivers wash over me". This is the most beautiful song I've heard from Tracy.

If you LOVE emotional music, buy this one and Tracy's debut album.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderous, Authentic, & Warm June 15, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I have eclectic tastes in music (alternative rock, R & B/soul, reggae, folk) -- yet this is truly one of my favorite CDs...
I am not sure if it is truly brilliant, but I definitely emotionally & musically connect with it. Tracy has grown (up), demonstrated by the increased nuance and textures...
Surely one can't expect the naive & angry freshness of her debut... Instead this satisfies more, and yet avoids "middle of the road" status. "New Beginning", "Cold Feet:, & "The Promise" are amazing songs (melody, lyrics, textures).
Wonderful stuff.
Cheers.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It will break your heart January 5, 2005
By Chrissy
Format:Audio CD
I am a new devotee of Tracy after hearing a song on the radio. I love the whole CD, but "Promise" could break your heart. The feeling she puts in the song feels like she's been there.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars New Beginning August 2, 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The is without question Tracy Chapman's best CD. I liked every song the first time I played the CD. Just as I did the first time I heard her debut. I fell in love with her music when a co-worker suggested her first CD to me. I had never heard of her before then. It was only after this that I began to here "Fast Car" on the radio. When I first heard The Tracy Chapman CD I was in love. I have everyone of her CD's. She must be doing something right. Her record company has not dropped her in all these years. I had the pleasure of seeing her in concert this past weekend and she was outstanding.
Critics refer to "New Beginning" and her comeback. I have never understood this. As far as I am concerned she has been consistent with her music. All of her releases deserve 5 stars. I buy all of her CD's without first hearing them. Tracy has not disappointed me yet. She has remained true to her art.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Tracy's Music Wonderful to listen to
I got most of her albums and love her voice and the lyrics. Plus the acoustic guitar in the background for many of the songs just adds so much natural flavor to her rendition. Read more
Published 1 month ago by JK
3.0 out of 5 stars Never main stream
I didn't like this one as much as most of Tracy Chapmans songs. She's true to form, but I didn't like some of the lyrics.
Published 3 months ago by Kristin R. Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars This album is worth having for anybody with even a hint of feeling
This album is worth having for anybody with even a hint of feeling in their soul. The lyrics and melodies are hauntingly gorgeous. Read more
Published 3 months ago by luerwulf
5.0 out of 5 stars A standard.
As storytellers go, Tracy Chapman is among my favorites.
This album plays very well from beginning to end, there are no duds here.
Published 6 months ago by Glen Meisner
5.0 out of 5 stars Tracy at her best!
Here is Tracy at her best. Every song has memorable lyrics and melodies. She outdoes herself in every track. I would highly recommend purchasing this CD!
Published 9 months ago by CD music collector
5.0 out of 5 stars New Beginning
I really think that Tracy Chapman is an extraordinary talent. I love her voice and the songs that are on her CD's. This CD is excellent, the price and shipping were great. Read more
Published 9 months ago by c straub
3.0 out of 5 stars What a beautiful voice.
I was hoping that I would remember more of the songs on this cd but unfortunately, I was wrong.
This woman has a beautiful voice and listening to this CD made me feel very... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Janis Stuart
4.0 out of 5 stars Interestingly
I have always liked Tracy Chapman and bought this cd for just one song I'd heard used in the background of a video. Read more
Published 11 months ago by ClaireP
5.0 out of 5 stars Chapman at her Best
This CD was purchased because I scratched my old one. Love Love this whole CD would buy again and again.
Published 12 months ago by Marta
4.0 out of 5 stars So far I like every song I have really listened to.
Tracy is great, she writes her music and she has real sensibility. I have just started listening to her beyond the radio.
Published 12 months ago by By your side
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