Matters of the Heart – Tracy Chapman – 1992

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Album Matters of the Heart by Tracy Chapman
Album Matters of the Heart by Tracy Chapman

Matters of the Heart is the fourth studio album by American singer-songwriter woman Tracy Chapman, released in 1992.

The album explores themes of love, loss, identity, and social justice, with Chapman’s soulful voice and acoustic guitar as the main instruments. The album received mixed reviews from critics, who praised Chapman’s lyrics and vocals, but criticized the production and lack of musical diversity. The album peaked at number 10 on the US Billboard 200 chart and was certified platinum by the RIAA. The album spawned two singles: “Bang Bang Bang”, a commentary on gun violence and war, and “Dreaming on a World”, a hopeful song about global peace and harmony.

Matters of the Heart” showcases a maturing artist with a deeper exploration of personal themes. While it may differ slightly in sound and focus from her debut, the album still delivers powerful songwriting and showcases Chapman’s undeniable talent.

  • Tracy Chapman – acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Manu Katché – drums (tracks: 1 to 4, 7 to 10)
  • Omar Hakim – drums (track: 6)
  • Alex Acuña – percussion (tracks: 8, 9)
  • Mino Cinelu and Steve Thornton – percussion (tracks: 1 to 4, 7 to 10)
  • Michael Fisher – percussion (tracks: 5, 6, 9)
  • Nellee Hooper – percussion (track: 9)
  • Tony Levin – bass guitar (tracks: 2, 3, 7, 10)
  • Randy “The Emperor” Jackson – bass guitar (tracks: 1, 8, 9)
  • Larry Klein – bass guitar (track: 6)
  • Bob Glaub – bass guitar (track: 4)
  • Roy Bittan – accordion (track: 5), keyboard
  • Charles Judge & Larry Williams – keyboard (track: 9)
  • Mike Campbell – bouzouki (track: 2), mandolin (tracks: 3, 5), electric guitar (tracks: 1, 2, 6, 7)
  • Vernon Reid – electric guitar (tracks: 1, 7, 8)
  • Waddy Wachtel – electric guitar (tracks: 1, 6)
  • Bobby Womack – acoustic Guitar (track: 9)

Source: Wikipedia

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