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Bad Boy. Stop and Smell the Roses. Time Takes Time. Vertical Man. Postcards from Paradise. Give More Love. The Concert for Bangladesh. The song was written with a different instrumentation; the pair were then asked to re-write the music — something Navarro described as being "A lot like a remix The structure of the song was in place but there were no guide tracks, we just had the vocal to work from. It was just a good time and we basically jammed until we found something we were both happy with.
Alanis was happy too. Los Angeles engineer Chris Fogel engineered the sessions. Most of the lyrics were written by Morissette and Glen Ballard. The album opens with " All I Really Want ". It features harmonica, swirly guitars and Drink drums, and is in a grunge-pop vein. The lyrics talk about "intellectual intercourse" and a mental connection with another angry, frustrated, frightened, uncomfortable soul.
It portrays a lighter side to Morissette, with lyrics that touch upon themes of her self-effacing and hopeful side. I believed that if I had sex I would be damned in hell forever. The lyrics talk about Morissette being a "handful", and that she's not the type to get emotional. In a writer suggested it was an example of an anti- rhetorical argument about taking action.
The closing "Wake Up" takes the Drink of a cry for help to an apathetic world. Maverick Records released Jagged Little Pill internationally in The album was expected only to sell enough for Morissette to make a follow-up, but the situation changed quickly when KROQ-FMan influential Los Angeles modern rock radio station, began playing " You Oughta Know ", the album's lead single.
The fourth U. Morissette toured Jagged Little Pill worldwide for 18 months, [ citation needed ] supported by Radiohead. On the album's tenth anniversary inMorissette released an acoustic version of the album, Jagged Little Pill Acoustic. This album was originally sold through Starbucks ' Hear Music brand in an exclusive six-week deal that ended on July 26, For the duration of this partnership, music retailer HMV boycotted the sale of Morissette's entire catalogue in Canada.
The artwork of the acoustic version is similar to the original version, but is sepia -tinted instead. A two-disc deluxe edition contains a newly remastered version of the album, appended with ten demo recordings, two of which were previously released on the " Joining You " single in A limited four-disc collector's edition also adds 's Acoustic album and a full live concert recorded in London at Subterranea on September 28, Jagged Little Pill received generally positive reviews from music critics.
Not to mention man problems. Other critics were less favorable. David Browne of Entertainment Weekly described the album as "[a hard] swallow", continuing, "What sounds arresting on a single grows wearing over a full album. Producer-co-songwriter Glen Ballard's arrangements are clunky mixtures of alternative mood music and hammy arena rock, and the year-old Morissette tends to wildly oversing every other line.
When listing the album at 45 on the " Best Albums of the Nineties", Rolling Stone commented: " Jagged Little Pill is like a Nineties version of Carole King 's Tapestry : a woman using her plain soft-rock voice to sift through the emotional wreckage of her youth, with enough heart and songcraft to make countless listeners feel the earth move".
Jagged Little Pill is one of the most successful albums of the s. Morissette held the record by the youngest artist to be certified diamond in the US, until she was beaten by Britney Spears with her debut album Baby One More Time.
On the week ending June 21,the album sold 5, bringing the sales to just over 15 million, making the album one of only three albums to have sold at least 15 million copies in the United States since Nielsen Music began tracking data in Jagged Little Pill was very successful worldwide. In Oceania, the album debuted at No. In Europe, the album peaked at No. In Italy Jagged Little Pill has shipped half a million copies.
One of the best selling albums worldwide, in it was the best selling worldwide with As of [update]it has sold 33 million copies worldwide. The album received numerous awards and accolades. In it Album) voted No. The album ranked at No. Perry stated, " Jagged Little Pill was the most perfect female record ever made. There's a song for anyone on that record; I relate to all those songs.
They're still so timeless. It made me a better singer. In AugustMorissette began a tour for the album's 26th anniversary. The tour was scheduled to begin in for the album's 25th anniversary, but was postponed due to the COVID pandemic. In Novemberit was revealed that a theatre adaption of Jagged Little Pill was being adapted for the stage  with Tom Kitt attached to arrange the orchestrations.
All lyrics are written by Alanis Morissette, except where noted; all music is composed by Alanis Morissette and Glen Ballardexcept where noted. The following people contributed to Jagged Little Pill : . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Jagged Little Pill disambiguation. Alanis Morissette. This section reads like a review rather than an encyclopedic description of the subject. Please help improve this article to make it neutral in tone and meet Wikipedia's quality standards.
August Main article: Jagged Little Pill musical. The Words and Music of Alanis Morissette. Retrieved December 26, ECW Press. ISBN Rolling Stone. Retrieved September 27, The New York Times. May 30, Retrieved March 21, December 2, Could arguably be said to have laid the groundwork for country music. This was originally a plantation song and became a popular nursery rhyme as well. Honorable mention: The Bel-Airs. Whether this was a traditional sea shanty or a fictional creation by Robert Louis Stevenson in his classic novel Treasure Island is uncertain.
Young Ewing Allison added more lyrics inand a Broadway musical version of Treasure Island opened in with an extended version of the song credited to Allison and Walter. Drunken Sailor traditional Michael Dunn as Dr. One of the oldest known Anglo-Saxon sea-shanty. Honorable mention: The Windjammers. The lyrics were temporarily banned in by parents who feared the lyrics would encourage students to drink while they still had the chance.
An old Slavic and German beerhall drinking song. Honorable mention: Frank Yankovic. Honorable mentions: Guy Lombardo and Jimi Hendrix. A sad song, even though written in a major scale. Honorable mention: Elvis Presley. Originally a hymn. Yes, even the national anthem of the United States has a link to alcohol. The melody, added later, comes from an old English drinking song.
Honorable mentions: Jose Feliciano and Whitney Houston. And finally: 1. But does the song have a darker side? Eventually, we all will have passed around 99 bottles of beer and there will be no more bottles on the wall. It is then that life will fade away into nothingness, or at best an obscure memory buried in the depths of a drunken fog. Honorable mention: Andy Kaufman, the peculiar and sometimes annoying stand-up comedian performed it once during the early days of his career.
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