Matters Of The Heart CD (1992)

Artist: Tracy Chapman

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Product Overview


Label Wea/elektra Entertainment
SKU 60077659
UPC 075596121521
UPC 14 00075596121521
Format CD
Release Date 4/28/1992
Author Tracy Chapman
Compilation Appearance Deuces Wild
Compilation Appearance Vol. 4-Very Special Christmas-Live (Live)
Compilation Appearance Pavarotti & Friends For Cambod
Compilation Appearance Ultimate Grammy Collection: Contemporary Rock
Compilation Appearance Human Rights Concerts 1986-1998
Compilation Appearance 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration
Technical Info
Producer Tracy Chapman; Jimmy Iovine
CatalogID 7559612152
Lable Name Elektra (Label)
Released 04/28/1992
Original Release 1992
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 43m : 44s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00075596121521
Musical Guests
Vernon Reid
Bobby Womack
Mike Campbell
Roy Bittan
Omar Hakim
Manu Katche
Tony Levin
Alex Acuna Y Su Acuarela De Tambores
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Tracy Chapman (vocals, acoustic guitar); Bobby Womack (acoustic guitar); Mike Campbell (guitar, mandolin); Waddy Wachtel, Vernon Reid (guitar); Roy Bittan (accordion, keyboards); Charles Judge, Larry Williams (keyboards); Randy Jackson, Tony Levin, Larry Klein, Bob Glaub (bass); Manu Katche, Omar Hakim (drums); Mino Cinelu, Steve Thornton, Michael Fisher, Alex Acuna (percussion).
Engineers include: Thom Panunzio, Bradshaw Leigh, Niko Bolaso.
Chapman's debut and its quickly produced follow-up CROSSROADS sound very much alike. While not a total departure, 1992's MATTERS OF THE HEART has a much different, richer sound. Subtle elements of world music, blues, and jazz enrich the folk-based starkness of the previous records. Unfortunately, this album was slightly too different for many of Chapman's early fans, and the incorrect received wisdom claims that it's a creative misstep.
The more textured arrangements and Jimmy Iovine's slick but not sterile production support Chapman's lyrics without overpowering them, and those lyrics are more mature and personal than before. The sometimes-empty sloganeering of CROSSROADS is at the barest minimum here, with Chapman instead focusing on character sketches like the thoroughly lovely "I Used to Be a Sailor" and the delicate title track. One of Tracy Chapman's finest.
Disc 1
1 Bang Bang Bang
2 So
3 I Used To Be A Sailor
4 Love That You Had, The
5 Woman's Work
6 If These Are The Things
7 Short Supply
8 Dreaming On A World
9 Open Arms
10 Matters Of The Heart
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