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Matters of the Heart (Tracy Chapman album)

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Released  April 28, 1992
Length  43:34
Artist  Tracy Chapman
Label  Elektra Records
Recorded  1991–1992
Matters of the Heart (1992)  New Beginning (1995)
Release date  28 April 1992
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Producer  Tracy Chapman, Jimmy Iovine
Genres  Folk rock, Alternative rock
Similar  Tracy Chapman albums, Other albums

Matters of the Heart is the third album by American singer/songwriter Tracy Chapman, released in 1992 (see 1992 in music). It was her first not to be produced or co-produced by David Kershenbaum.

Contents

Tracy chapman matters of the heart


Track listing

All songs written by Tracy Chapman.

  1. "Bang Bang Bang" – 4:21
  2. "So" – 3:26
  3. "I Used to Be a Sailor" – 3:56
  4. "The Love That You Had" – 4:11
  5. "Woman's Work" – 2:01
  6. "If These Are the Things" – 4:40
  7. "Short Supply" (Jigten; For Richmond) – 4:23
  8. "Dreaming on a World" – 5:03
  9. "Open Arms" – 4:34
  10. "Matters of the Heart" – 6:59

Personnel

  • Tracy Chapman – acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Manu Katché – drums (tracks: 1 to 4, 7 to 10)
  • Omar Hakim – drums (tracks: 6)
  • Alejandro "Alex" Acuña – percussion (tracks: 8, 9)
  • Mino Cinelu & Steve Thornton – percussion (tracks: 1 to 4, 7 to 10)
  • Michael Fisher – percussion (tracks: 5, 6, 9)
  • Nellee Hooper – percussion (tracks: 9)
  • Tony Levin – bass (tracks: 2, 3, 7, 10)
  • Randy "The Emperor" Jackson – bass (tracks: 1, 8, 9)
  • Larry Klein – bass (tracks: 6)
  • Bob Glaub – bass (tracks: 4)
  • Roy Bittan – accordion (tracks: 5), keyboard
  • Charles Judge & Larry Williams – keyboard (tracks: 9)
  • Mike Campbell – bouzouki (tracks: 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 (tracks: 9)
  • Production

  • Producers: Tracy Chapman, Jimmy Iovine
  • Engineers: David Bianco, Niko Bolas, Nellee Hooper, Femi Jiya, Bradshaw Leigh, Thom Panunzio, Mark "Spike" Stent
  • Assistant engineers: Chad Blinman, Greg Goldman, Ed Korengo, Chad Munsey, Joe Pirrera, Rick Plank
  • Mixing: Bob Clearmountain, Femi Jiya
  • Mastering: Bob Ludwig
  • Coordination: Susie Tallman
  • Art direction: Tracy Chapman
  • Photography: Herb Ritts
  • Musical Style

    The record marked a notable switch in sound from Chapman's earlier works. Allmusic labeled it as "less bold and angry" than her preceding record, and Israbox took note of the "subtle elements of world music, blues, and jazz" included in the record.

    Critical reception

    Matters of the Heart received generally mixed reviews from music critics.

    Charts

    Album – Billboard (North America)

    Songs

    1Bang Bang Bang4:23
    2So3:28
    3I Used to Be a Sailor3:59

    References

    Matters of the Heart (Tracy Chapman album) Wikipedia


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