Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Fast Car
4.65 4:59
2 Subcity
4 5:13
3 Baby Can I Hold You
5 3:15
4 The Promise
3 5:28
5 I’m Ready
4:56
6 Crossroads
3 4:13
7 Bang Bang Bang
4:23
8 Telling Stories
3 3:59
9 Smoke and Ashes
4 6:39
10 Speak the Word
3 4:13
11 Wedding Song
3 4:37
12 Open Arms
4:35
13 Give Me One Reason
4.35 4:30
14 Talkin’ Bout a Revolution
2:41
15 She’s Got Her Ticket
3:57
16 All That You Have Is Your Soul
5 5:18

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
San Rafael, California, United States (tracks 4, 9, 13)
acoustic guitar:
G.E. Smith (track 6)
Tracy Chapman (tracks 1, 6, 14)
Tracy Chapman (1991 – 1992) (tracks 7, 12)
Bobby Womack (1991 – 1992) (track 12)
acoustic guitar and piano:
Neil Young (Canadian singer, songwriter & musician) (track 16)
acoustic guitar, guitar and harmonica:
Tracy Chapman (tracks 2, 16)
violin:
Charlie Bisharat (track 6)
cello:
Jim Lacefield (track 16)
Hammond organ:
Jack Holder (tracks 3, 14–15)
drums (drum set):
Manu Katché (1991 – 1992) (tracks 7, 12)
membranophone:
Denny Fongheiser (tracks 1, 3, 6, 15)
Russ Kunkel (track 2)
membranophone and percussion:
Denny Fongheiser (track 14)
organ:
William D. “Smitty” Smith (organist/keyboardist) (track 2)
electric violin:
David LaFlamme (track 3)
electric violin and viola:
Charlie Bisharat (track 2)
guitar [rhythm]:
Tracy Chapman (track 3)
bass:
Larry Klein (tracks 1–3, 6, 14–15)
Randy Jackson (former bassist with Journey and American Idol judge) (1991 – 1992) (tracks 7, 12)
electric guitar:
Jack Holder (tracks 14–15)
Tracy Chapman (tracks 14–15)
Mike Campbell (worked with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) (1991 – 1992) (track 7)
Vernon Reid (1991 – 1992) (track 7)
Waddy Wachtel (1991 – 1992) (track 7)
electric guitar [rhythm]:
Tracy Chapman (track 14)
percussion:
Paulinho da Costa (track 15)
Denny Fongheiser (track 3)
Bobbye Hall (track 6)
Tracy Chapman (track 14)
Alex Acuña (1991 – 1992) (track 12)
Mino Cinelu (1991 – 1992) (tracks 7, 12)
Michael Fisher (Percussionist) (1991 – 1992) (track 12)
Nellee Hooper (1991 – 1992) (track 12)
Steve Thornton (1991 – 1992) (tracks 7, 12)
steel guitar:
Ed Black (track 1)
keyboard:
Steve Kaplan (Keyboards) (track 15)
Bob Marlette (tracks 3, 6)
Roy Bittan (1991 – 1992) (tracks 7, 12)
Charles Judge (1991 – 1992) (track 12)
Larry Williams (keyboard,sax,flute) (1991 – 1992) (track 12)
accordion:
Frank Marocco (track 6)
electric sitar:
Jack Holder (track 3)
congas:
Bobbye Hall (track 2)
additional membranophone:
Denny Fongheiser (track 2)
assistant engineer:
Chad Blinman (tracks 7, 12)
John Ewing, Jr. (Engineer) (tracks 4, 9, 13)
Greg Goldman (track 7)
Ed Korengo (track 12)
Marty Lester (tracks 2, 6, 16)
Chad Musney (track 12)
Joe Pirrera (track 12)
Rick Plank (track 7)
Kevin Scott (Engineer) (tracks 4, 9, 13)
Doug Trantow (tracks 4, 9, 13)
assistant mixer:
Marty Lester (tracks 2, 6, 16)
composer:
Tracy Chapman (tracks 1–16)
engineer:
Duane Baron (tracks 8, 10–11)
Don Gehman (tracks 4, 9, 13)
Kevin Smith (engineer and producer) (tracks 1–3, 6, 14–16)
lyricist:
Tracy Chapman (tracks 1–16)
mixer:
Bob Clearmountain (tracks 7, 12)
Don Gehman (tracks 4, 9, 13)
Kevin Smith (engineer and producer) (tracks 1–3, 6, 14–16)
producer:
Jimmy Iovine (tracks 7, 12)
David Kershenbaum (tracks 1–3, 6, 8, 10–11, 14–16)
Tracy Chapman (tracks 2, 4–13, 16)
Don Gehman (tracks 4–5, 9, 13)
recording engineer:
David Bianco (American engineer and record producer) (track 7)
Nellee Hooper (track 12)
Bradshaw Leigh (track 12)
Thom Panunzio (tracks 7, 12)
Mark ‘Spike’ Stent (producer, engineer) (track 12)
vocals:
Tracy Chapman (tracks 1–6, 8–11, 13–16)
Tracy Chapman (1991 – 1992) (tracks 7, 12)
phonographic copyright by:
Elektra/Asylum Records (not for release label use! copyrights holder, distributor within the US) (1988) (tracks 1, 3, 14–15)
publisher:
Kobalt Music Publishing Limited (tracks 1, 3, 14–15)
Purple Rabbit Music (tracks 1, 3, 14–15)
Sony Music Publishing (Japan) Inc. (tracks 1, 3, 14–15)
ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company - do not use as release label) (tracks 1, 3, 14–15)
EMI April Music Inc. (1995) (track 13)
Purple Rabbit Music (1995) (track 13)
mixed at:
recorded at:
A&M Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1991 – 1992) (tracks 7, 12)
The Complex Studios in Los Angeles, California, United States (1991 – 1992) (tracks 7, 12)
The Hit Factory in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (1991 – 1992) (track 12)
edits:
sampled by:
Promo by Ley Rico feat. Romo (track 1)
Sorry by DJ Kaos (track 3)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 165) (track 1)
later parody versions:
Fast Dick (track 1)
later translated versions:
Talkin’ Bout a Revolution (Portuguese) (track 14)
recording of:
Crossroads (track 6)
Fast Car (track 1)
Give Me One Reason (track 13)
I’m Ready (track 5)
Smoke and Ashes (track 9)
Speak the Word (track 10)
Subcity (track 2)
Telling Stories (track 8)
The Promise (track 4)
Wedding Song (track 11)
Bang Bang Bang (1991 – 1992) (track 7)
Open Arms (1991 – 1992) (track 12)