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Tracy Chapman's greatest hits celebrate quietly powerful legacy

On the occasion of her greatest hits album, Tracy Chapman reflects on her life's work and socially-conscious message.
U.S. singer and musician Tracy Chapman will soon release a greatest hits album. (Martial Trezzini/Associated Press)
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On the occasion of her greatest hits album, Tracy Chapman joins Shad for a wide-ranging conversation about her life's work and her quietly powerful persona. 

Over the course of 27 years, the singer-songwriter has delivered a parade of moving songs — including, Talkin' Bout a RevolutionFast Car, and Give Me One Reason. She continues to enthrall international audiences with her captivating voice, her powerful lyrics and her socially-conscious message. 

WEB EXTRA | Watch Chapman perform some of her biggest hits below. 

 
 
 

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