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Alanis Morissette
Jagged Little Pill - Acoustic


Maverick Records
ASIN: B0009WFF0Y
2005

 
Jagged Little Pill - Acoustic reviewed by Chris High

JAGGED LITTLE PILL - ACOUSTIC
BY ALANIS MORISSETTE
Ten minutes on and things tend to sound tired and dull and, let's be fair, over stated. So the release Jagged Little Pill ten years down the road from making Alanis Morissette her name can be seen as something of a brave move.


Has the phenomenally powerful, multi-award winning, angst-ridden album of 1995 faired well during the years? Yes is the answer; like a bottle of vintage Champagne - or Chardonay, to pinch a lyric - it bubbles and satisfies at every newly recorded track so to leave the listener refreshed and thirsting more.


Tracks best suited to the acoustic treatment on offer here are Ironic, Right Through You, Mary Jane and You Learn. You Oughta Know has changed from the rage encrusted bunny boiler song of the original album and appears here as a melancholy ballad that is so moving that it echoes of late original Floyd.

What is most striking throughout though is the versatility that Morisette has managed to inject into her singing. Always powerful, it did tend to screech when at its most urgent. No longer. Every word here is discernible, clear and emotive as it swoops and dives throughout.

Never mind that you've got the original, buy this album. It's a whole new deal and its quality is guaranteed to last far longer than ten minutes.


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