Collection (Tracy Chapman album)

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Collection
Tracy Chapman Collection Front.500.jpg
Greatest hits album by Tracy Chapman
Released October 30, 2001
Genre folk rock, alternative rock, blues-rock
Length ??
Label Elektra, WEA International
Tracy Chapman chronology
Telling Stories
(2000)
Collection
(2001)
Let It Rain
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Collection is a greatest hits album by Tracy Chapman, it features tracks from her first five studio albums. The tracks include her two U.S. Top Tens, "Fast Car" and "Give Me One Reason". Other charted singles on this album include "Talkin' 'bout a Revolution", "Crossroads", "Telling Stories", and "Baby Can I Hold You".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Fast Car" – (Tracy Chapman, 1988) 4:58
  2. "Subcity" – (Crossroads, 1989) 5:12
  3. "Baby Can I Hold You" – (Tracy Chapman, 1988) 3:14
  4. "The Promise" – (New Beginning, 1995) 5:28
  5. "I'm Ready" – (New Beginning, 1995) 4:56
  6. "Crossroads" – (Crossroads, 1989) 4:13
  7. "Bang Bang Bang" – (Matters of the Heart, 1992) 4:22
  8. "Telling Stories" – (Telling Stories, 2000) 3:58
  9. "Smoke and Ashes" – (New Beginning, 1995) 6:39
  10. "Speak the Word" – (Telling Stories, 2000) 4:13
  11. "Wedding Song" – (Telling Stories, 2000) 4:36
  12. "Open Arms" – (Matters of the Heart, 1992) 4:34
  13. "Give Me One Reason" – (New Beginning, 1995) 4:29
  14. "Talkin' 'bout a Revolution" – (Tracy Chapman, 1988) 2:40
  15. "She's Got Her Ticket" – (Tracy Chapman, 1988) 3:56
  16. "All That You Have Is Your Soul" – (Crossroads, 1989) 5:15

Charts[edit]

Collection reached #3 in the UK Albums Chart in October 2001.[2] The album reached #10 in Australia, and has been certified double platinum.[3][4]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[5] 2× Platinum 140,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[6] Gold 20,000*
France (SNEP)[7] Platinum 300,000*
Germany (BVMI)[8] Gold 150,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[9] Platinum 15,000^
Sweden (GLF)[10] Gold 40,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[11] Gold 20,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[12] Platinum 300,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 100. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ "Pandora Archive" (PDF). Pandora.nla.gov.au. 2006-08-23. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  4. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2004 Albums". Aria.com.au. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  5. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2002 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved October 15, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Tracy Chapman – Collection" (in German). IFPI Austria. Retrieved June 28, 2016.  Enter Tracy Chapman in the field Interpret. Enter Collection in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen
  7. ^ "French album certifications – Tracy Chapman – Collection" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved June 28, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Tracy Chapman; 'Collection')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved October 15, 2012. 
  9. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Tracy Chapman – Collection". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved November 22, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 2001" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. Retrieved June 28, 2016. 
  11. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Tracy Chapman; 'Collection')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 28, 2016. 
  12. ^ "British album certifications – Tracy Chapman – Collection". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved October 15, 2012.  Enter Collection in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search