COLLECTION, Greatest Hits Album (2001)
The Collection album is a greatest hits album released on September 17, 2001 worldwide but in the USA. The tracks chosen by Tracy Chapman herself are from her 5 first albums (The Debut Album, Crossroads, Matters Of The Heart, New Beginning and Telling Stories). It doesn’t contain any new / rare / unreleased songs.
The booklet of the CD contains a biography written by Nigel Williamson under the direction of Tracy.
Though its release was not supported in the press by interviews from Tracy, it had a heavy marketing campaign. It eventually reached #3 in the UK Albums Chart in October 2001, #10 in Australia, and has been certified double platinum.
|1. Fast Car (4:58)||iTunes||amazon|
|2. Subcity (5:09)||iTunes||amazon|
|3. Baby Can I Hold You (3:16)||iTunes||amazon|
|4. The Promise (5:28)||iTunes||amazon|
|5. I’m Ready (4:56)||iTunes||amazon|
|6. Crossroads (4:11)||iTunes||amazon|
|7. Bang Bang Bang (4:21)||iTunes||amazon|
|8. Telling Stories (3:58)||iTunes||amazon|
|9.Smoke and Ashes (6:39)||iTunes||amazon|
|10. Speak the Word (4:14)||iTunes||amazon|
|11.Wedding Song (5:37)||iTunes||amazon|
|12. Open Arms (4:34)||iTunes||amazon|
|13. Give Me One Reason (4:31)||iTunes||amazon|
|14. Talkin’ Bout A Revolution (2:38)||iTunes||amazon|
|15. She’s Got Her Ticket (3:54)||iTunes||amazon|
|16. All That You Have Is Your Soul (5:16)||iTunes||amazon|
Listen to “Collection” online
“Baby Can I Hold You” had been chosen to be the only single from Collection
1, 3, 14, 15 from the album TRACY CHAPMAN
Produced by David Kershenbaum for SBK Record Production, Inc.
Executive Producers : Don Rubin and Brian Koppelman
2, 6, 16 from the album CROSSROADS
Produced by David Kershenbaum and Tracy Chapman for SBK Record Production, Inc.
7, 12 from the album MATTERS OF THE HEART
Produced by Jimmy Iovine and Tracy Chapman
4, 5, 9, 13 from the album NEW BEGINNING
Produced by Don Gehman and Tracy Chapman
8, 10, 11 from the album TELLING STORIES
Produced by David Kershenbaum and Tracy Chapman
All lyrics and music by Tracy Chapman
Compilation Mastered at Gateway Mastering, Portland, ME
Management by Ron Stone and Lavonne Murlowski for Gold Mountain Entertainment
Art Direction and design: John and Jeri Eiden for SMOG and Tracy Chapman
Photography: Michael Lavine
French TV promo video . 2001. 0:42