Tracy ChapmanTracy Chapman on the cover of her title album
Tracy Chapman (born March 30, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, best known for a small number of enduring hits, such as "Fast Car" and "Give Me One Reason".
Cleveland-born Chapman began playing guitar as a child, and eventually began attending Tufts University. Chapman began performing in coffeehouses and soon signed to SBK, releasing Tracy Chapman (1988). The album was critically acclaimed, and she began touring and building a fanbase. Soon after performing at Nelson Mandela's 70th birthday party, Chapman's "Fast Car" began its rise on the US charts. Album and singles sales were strong, and the album went multi-platinum, as well as winning four Grammies.
The follow-up, Crossroads (1989) was less successful. By 1992's Matters of the Heart, Chapman was playing to a small and devoted cult. To the surprise of most industry-watchers, however, Chapman's 1995 album New Beginning included the hit single "Give Me One Reason" (1995). One of her latest albums was 2000's Telling Stories. Her latest album is Let It Rain (2002).
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Her latest album is Let It Rain (2002). Singles are in italics. One of her latest albums was 2000's Telling Stories. Nick Seymour produces bands in his studio in Dublin. To the surprise of most industry-watchers, however, Chapman's 1995 album New Beginning included the hit single "Give Me One Reason" (1995). He is currently hosting the successful Australian cable music channel Music Max's Sessions series. By 1992's Matters of the Heart, Chapman was playing to a small and devoted cult. for Tarmac Adam).
The follow-up, Crossroads (1989) was less successful. Paul Hester became a television personality in Australia with his own prime-time show and is working mostly as a freelance drummer (e.g. Album and singles sales were strong, and the album went multi-platinum, as well as winning four Grammies. Mark Hart rejoined Supertramp. Soon after performing at Nelson Mandela's 70th birthday party, Chapman's "Fast Car" began its rise on the US charts. Since the break up, Neil has embarked on a successful solo career and Tim has resumed his, although they have continued to work together and have recorded a total of two Finn Brothers albums 2004. The album was critically acclaimed, and she began touring and building a fanbase. However, various members of the group still turn up as guest musicians at each other's concerts on a regular basis.
Chapman began performing in coffeehouses and soon signed to SBK, releasing Tracy Chapman (1988). Finn decided to end the group soon after recording the first Finn Brothers album in 1995, and Hester returned for their massively successful free farewell concert on the steps of the Sydney Opera House in November 1996. Cleveland-born Chapman began playing guitar as a child, and eventually began attending Tufts University. The group broke up amicably in 1996, following Hester's acrimonious departure in April 1994 during an American tour; he was replaced for a short time by Jones. Tracy Chapman (born March 30, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, best known for a small number of enduring hits, such as "Fast Car" and "Give Me One Reason". Members of the band included Tim Finn (Neil's brother) in 1990/91, Nick Seymour, Paul Hester (1986-1994), session musician and Supertramp recruit Mark Hart (1993-1996) and Peter Jones (1994-1996). 1988 "Fast Car" #5 UK. They released four albums during their career: Crowded House, Temple of Low Men, Woodface and Together Alone, plus the posthumous Best-Of Recurring Dream as well as the rarities collection Afterglow.
Let It Rain (2002). By far New Zealand's most internationally-successful popular musicians, their notable hits include "Better Be Home Soon", "Something So Strong", "Don't Dream It's Over", and the Byrds-influenced "Weather with You". Telling Stories (2000). The group's output was mainly folk-influenced pop-rock, but Finn's outstanding songwriting skills made them stand out from similar bands. New Beginning (1995). Tim Finn joined the group for their third album, Woodface but left again soon after. Matters of the Heart (1992). Early in their career they also invited former Split Enz keyboard player Eddie Rayner to join, but he declined.
Crossroads (1989). The first incarnation of the band in 1985, The Mullanes, was a 4-piece which also included guitarist Craig Hooper, formerly of The Reels, but Hooper left the group before their first album and the change of name to Crowded House. Tracy Chapman (1988). Bassist Nick Seymour was the younger brother of singer-songwriter-guitarist Mark Seymour, leader of Australian rock group Hunters & Collectors. Neil Finn and Paul Hester were former members of Split Enz; Neil was the younger brother of Split Enz founding member Tim Finn. The group had important connections in the Australian and New Zealand rock scenes.
Performing in the 1980s and 1990s, the group was based around the songwriting and vocal talents of lead singer, composer and guitarist Neil Finn. Crowded House was an Australasian rock group; two original members were from Australia and one was from New Zealand. mix], Lester, Anyone Can Tell, Recurring Dream, Left Hand, Time Immemorial). Livingstone, My Telly's Gone Bung, Private Universe [alt.
1999 Afterglow, a collection of rare and unreleased tracks from the vaults (I Am in Love, Sacred Cow, You Can Touch, Help Is Coming, I Love You Dawn, Dr. All of the tracks were singles. 1996 Recurring Dream, a best of album (Weather With You, World Where You Live, Fall At Your Feet, Locked Out, Don't Dream It's Over, Into Temptation, Pineapple Head, When You Come, Private Universe, Not The Girl You Think You Are, Instinct, I Feel Possessed, Four Seasons In One Day, It's Only Natural, Distant Sun, Something So Strong, Mean To Me, Better Be Home Soon, Everything Is Good For You). 1993 Together Alone, (Kare Kare, In My Command, Nails in My Feet, Black and White Boy, Fingers of Love, Pineapple Head, Locked Out, Private Universe, Walking on the Spot, Distant Sun, Catherine Wheels, Skin Feeling, Together Alone).
1991 Woodface, (Chocolate Cake, It's Only Natural, Fall at Your Feet, Tall Trees, Weather With You, Whispers and Moans, Four Seasons in One Day, There Goes God, Fame Is, All I Ask, As Sure as I Am, Italian Plastic, She Goes On, How Will You Go, I'm Still Here). 1988 Temple of Low Men, (I Feel Possessed, Kill Eye, Into Temptation, Mission in the Slums, When You Come, Never Be the Same, Love This Life, Sister Madly, In the Lowlands, Better Be Home Soon). 1986 Crowded House, (Mean To Me, World Where You Live, Now We're Getting Somewhere, Don't Dream it's Over, Love You 'Til the Day I Die, Something So Strong, Hole in the River, Can't Carry On, I Walk Away, Tombstone, That's What I Call Love).