One of Chapman's strongest works
R. Kyle | USA | 10/12/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have most of the rest of Tracy Chapman, but I hadn't actually stopped to listen to anything from this CD. Then I heard "Crossroads" on the radio and just had to go ahead and pick up the CD.
"Crossroads" is some of Ms. Chapman's strongest work. The ten songs are thoughtful, emotive and deliver a message of life lived hard with the hope of redemption that you will remember. My three favorites are "Crossroads", "This Time" and "All that you have is your Soul". Truthfully, there really isn't a bad song on the album.
The title work "Crossroads" is probably the most memorable of the bunch. As you might imagine, this music deals with choices.
"This Time" swears she will live her life differently this time around. She's made some mistakes, but this time will be different.
"All you have is your soul" closes the CD and carries on the theme of life and redemption that Chapman's established throughout the music. A lovely coda to some powerful tunes.
Rebecca Kyle, October 2009"