Telling Stories (2000), Tracy Chapman’s 5th album


“Telling Stories” is Tracy Chapman’s fifth album, released on February 15, 2000. It was her third collaboration with David Kershenbaum as a (co)-producer, David had already produced her Debut Album (1988) and co-produced “Crossroads” in 1989. Order Telling Stories from


1. Telling Stories (3:58)
2. Less Than Stranger (3:20)
3. Speak The Word (4:30)
4. It’s OK (4:00)
5. Wedding Song (4:36)
6. Unsung Psalm (4:20)
7. Nothing Yet (4:04)
8. Paper And Ink (4:52)
9. Devotion (2:48)
10. The Only One (3:08)
11. First Try (3:33)

Release date: February 15, 2000



Telling Stories Tour Edition - Limited EditionTRACKLISTING BONUS CD, TOUR EDITION

1. Three Little Birds (live)
2. House Of The Rising Sun (live)
3. Mountain’s O’ Things (live)
4. Behind The Wall (live)
5. Baby Can I Hold You (1988 edit)

Release date (only in Europe): May 05, 2000.

See also:

* Telling Stories Lyrics
* Telling Stories Guitar Tabs


Telling Stories only had 2 singles: the first one “Telling Stories” that was a really big hit in France and is still a song she often play live on tour.


Thanks to Sylvia Rhone, Herb Ritts, Ron Stone, Todd, the musicians and engineers who worked on this record, and my friends and loved ones.

Special thanks to Emmylou Harris.

Acoustic guitar : Tracy Chapman, Tim Pierce
Backing vocals : Tracy Chapman, Rock Deadrick, Glenys Rogers
Bass : Howie Hersh, Larry Klein, John Pierce, Andy Stoller
Bouzouki : Tracy Chapman
Chamberlain : Patrick Warren
Dobro : Tim Pierce
Drums : Denny Fongheiser
Drum Programming : Iki Levy
Dulcimer : Steve Hunter
Electric Sitar : Tim Pierce
Electric Guitar : Tracy Chapman, Steve Hunter, Tim Pierce
Keyboards : Patrick Warren, Tommy Eyre
Lap Steel : Steve Hunter
Low Whistle, Ullean Pipes : Eric Rigler
Mandolin : Tim Pierce
Melody Harp : Tracy Chapman
Organ : Tommy Eyre, Mike Finnigan
Pedal Steel : Jaydee Maness
Percussion : Alex Acuna, Denny Fongheiser
Strum Stick : Tracy Chapman
Violin : Scarlet Rivera
Guest Vocals : Emmylou Harris
Vocals : Tracy Chapman

All lyrics by Tracy Chapman
Produced by David Kershenbaum and Tracy Chapman
Mixed by David Kershenbaum, Tracy Chapman and Duane Baron
Engineered by Duane Baron
Recorded at Royaltone Studios, North Hollywood, CA
Additional recording at John Galt Entertainment Ranch Studio and at One On One South
Mixed at One On One South, Los Angeles, CA
Assistant engineers : Curt Kroeger and Oger Sommers at Royaltone and Ronnie Riviera at One On One South
Production coordinators : Martie Kolb for Worlds End and Renata Kanclerz for Gold Mountain Entertainment
Management : Ron Stone or Gold Mountain Entertainment
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering, Portland, ME
Art Direction : Tracy Chapman and Smog
Design : John and Jeri Heiden for Smog
Artwork : Tim Hailand
Portraits : Herb Ritts


Telling Stories . 2000 . Directed by Herb Ritts . 3:48

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