This is such an accomplished album on so many different levels, that it really should be bought by all music lovers. She writes the most poignant songs that are so acute to feelings innate to us all. The album has a very distinct chronolgy to it, that I would imagine, mirrors events in her life. "Telling Stories" the title track recounts a relationship where she was fictitiosly made out to be the 'one at fault' all the time. "Unsung Psalms" - truly one of the most beautiful songs you'll ever hear, is concerned with the ideas of redemption and salvation. She questions her life, the afterlife, and whether at her funeral, she would have had a fulfilled and generally 'proper' existence. My favourite song besides the two I've mentioned is "The Only One" which is Tracy's dirge for her mother who died last year. IT regards her losing centre, and finding that living without her mother is an experience that she is finding difficult to get used to. She almost reverts back into a child to reflect this point. "Does heaven have enough angels yet?" she continues to say. The line " sometimes I hear her calling straight from the house of God!" just sums up Tracy Chapman's considerable talents. She has a fantastic voice, full of emotion, and is able to relate complex feelings in a simple form, the mark of a true genius. I can not emphatically recommend this album enough!!