Tracy Chapman’s ‘New Beginning’ is her fourth (and biggest selling) album released on November 14, 1995 by Elektra.
Track Listing : 1.Heaven’S Here On Earth (Tracy Chapman) – 05:23 . 2.New Beginning (Tracy Chapman) – 05:33 . 3.Smoke And Ashes (Tracy Chapman) – 06:39 . 4.Cold Feet (Tracy Chapman) – 05:40 . 5.At This Point In My Life (Tracy Chapman) – 05:09 . 6.The Promise (Tracy Chapman) – 05:28 . 7.The Rape Of The World (Tracy Chapman) – 07:07 . 8.Tell It Like It Is (Tracy Chapman) – 06:08 . 9.Give Me One Reason (Tracy Chapman) – 04:31 . 10.Remember The Tinman (Tracy Chapman) – 05:45 . 11.I’M Ready (Tracy Chapman) – 04:56
Musicians : Tracy Chapman – Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals . Rock Deadrick – Percussion, Drums, Background Vocals . Lili Haydn – Violin . Steve Ferrone – Drums . Adam Levy – Electric Guitar, Background Vocals . Eric Rigler – Human Whistle, Scottish Small Pipes . Scott Roewe – Didgeridoo . Glenys Rogers – Percussion, Background Vocals . John Philip Shenale – Keyboard . Andy Stoller – Bass, Background Vocals, Tamboura . Cameron Stone – Cello . John Thomas – Piano
Production : Produced By Tracy Chapman, Don Gehman . Don Gehman – Engineer, Mixing . John Ewing, Jr. – Assistant Engineer . Kevin Scott – Assistant Engineer . Doug Trantow – Assistant Engineer . Eddy Schreyer – Mastering
Package : Christine Alicino – Photography . Lee Cantelon – Art Direction, Design . Lavonne Murlowski – Graphic Layout
Released On November 14, 1995 By Elektra.
Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
Chapman can still write great songs. But too often she settles for tame folk-pop arrangements (every track is with a full band), routine melodiesand lyrics so stripped of poetry they read like twelve-step meeting testimonials or political leaflets. […]
From an audio standpoint, I have no major complaints about the recording. It has a pleasing, intimate sound free from unwarranted electronic effects. But there is a certain amount of compression to make the album play louder. That seems endemic to major label CD releases anymore. […]
schept @ RateYourMusic
Melancholic, sometimes depressing, but always very nice to listen to. A album not to put on just as backgrounnd music. When i hear this one, I immediatly stop what i’m doing and start listening and enjoying. […]