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Matters of the Heart


Download links and information about Matters of the Heart by Tracy Chapman. This album was released in 1992 and it belongs to Rock, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 43:45 minutes.

Artist: Tracy Chapman
Release date: 1992
Genre: Rock, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 10
Duration: 43:45
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No. Title Length
1. Bang Bang Bang 4:21
2. So 3:27
3. I Used to Be a Sailor 3:58
4. The Love That You Had 4:13
5. Woman's Work 2:01
6. If These Are the Things 4:43
7. Short Supply 4:25
8. Dreaming On a World 5:04
9. Open Arms 4:34
10. Matters of the Heart 6:59



Less bold and angry than her previous work, Chapman paces Matters of the Heart over an acoustic course that touches equally on personal vignettes and social commentary. With her fluid, rapid-fire delivery, Chapman takes aim at society and lands several direct hits devoid of self-righteousness: songs about the downtrodden ("Bang Bang Bang"), feminism ("Woman's Work"), and freedom ("I Used to Be a Sailor"). The album's centerpiece is "If These Are the Things," a subtle, passionate masterpiece about coming to grips with innocence lost. A couple of songs suffer from too much sweetening in the studio, diluting the impact of Chapman's potent lyrics. The extraneous bells and whistles dressing up "Dreaming on a World" provide the most obvious example of a trend Chapman would do well to avoid in the future.