Crossroads (Tracy Chapman album)

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Crossroads
Studio album by Tracy Chapman
Released October 3, 1989
Genre Contemporary folk
Length 42:32
Label Elektra
Producer Tracy Chapman, David Kershenbaum
Tracy Chapman chronology
Tracy Chapman
(1988)
Crossroads
(1989)
Matters of the Heart
(1992)

Crossroads is the second album by singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman, released in 1989 (see 1989 in music). It was Chapman's first album she helped produce.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Tracy Chapman. The song "Freedom Now" is dedicated to Nelson Mandela.

  1. "Crossroads" – 4:11
  2. "Bridges" – 5:24
  3. "Freedom Now" – 4:02
  4. "Material World" – 3:02
  5. "Be Careful of My Heart" – 4:39
  6. "Subcity" – 5:09
  7. "Born to Fight" – 2:46
  8. "A Hundred Years" – 4:20
  9. "This Time" – 3:43
  10. "All That You Have Is Your Soul" – 5:16
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau B [2]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars [3]

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producers: Tracy Chapman, David Kershenbaum

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1989 The Billboard 200 9
1989 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 72
1989 Swedish Albums Chart 8

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1989 "Crossroads" Mainstream Rock Tracks 26
1989 "Crossroads" Modern Rock Tracks 7
1989 "Crossroads" The Billboard Hot 100 90

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. Crossroads (Tracy Chapman album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Robert Christgau review". Robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 2012-02-03. 
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review[dead link]
Preceded by
The Seeds of Love by Tears for Fears
UK number one album
October 14, 1989 – October 20, 1989
Succeeded by
Enjoy Yourself by Kylie Minogue