Feast on Scraps

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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
It takes a rare artist to transform a hodgepodge of ingredients into a pièce-de-résistance, but like an artful chef, upstart pop star Alanis Morissette is clever enough to pull it off. Not quite a greatest hits and not quite a sweeping archive, the two-disc Feast on Scraps assembles live material, outtakes, and, on its DVD component, plenty of peeks behind Alanis's public persona. The first disc is a short-but-sweet collection of nine tunes that were recorded alongside those on Under Rug Swept, and while it's clear why she initially marked these as outtakes, highlights abound. The snarling "Sister Blister," for instance, wouldn't have made sense on Under Rug Swept, but...
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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
It takes a rare artist to transform a hodgepodge of ingredients into a pièce-de-résistance, but like an artful chef, upstart pop star Alanis Morissette is clever enough to pull it off. Not quite a greatest hits and not quite a sweeping archive, the two-disc Feast on Scraps assembles live material, outtakes, and, on its DVD component, plenty of peeks behind Alanis's public persona. The first disc is a short-but-sweet collection of nine tunes that were recorded alongside those on Under Rug Swept, and while it's clear why she initially marked these as outtakes, highlights abound. The snarling "Sister Blister," for instance, wouldn't have made sense on Under Rug Swept, but here its stark candor and guitar assault work perfectly. The gently wafting folk trifle "Offer" is a 180-degree turn from that stance, but again, Morissette's lilting delivery holds things together beautifully. Likewise, an acoustic rendering of her hit "Hands Clean" reaches its mark. The DVD sprinkles behind-the-scenes moments -- including a telling interlude in which the singer collapses emotionally while writing "Surrendering" -- amid a series of strong live performances of songs both well-known "Ironic," "Thank U" and thankfully unearthed "Unprodigal Daughter," the "Purgatorying" trilogy. Consider it a moveable -- and often moving -- feast.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/10/2002
  • Label: Maverick
  • UPC: 093624840923
  • Catalog Number: 48409
  • Sales rank: 193,474

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Fear of Bliss (4:37)
  2. 2 Bent 4 U (4:40)
  3. 3 Sorry 2 Myself (5:43)
  4. 4 Sister Blister (4:12)
  5. 5 Offer (4:04)
  6. 6 Unprodigal Daughter (4:12)
  7. 7 Simple Together (4:48)
  8. 8 Purgatorying (4:27)
  9. 9 Hands Clean (6:40)
  10. 10 [CD-Rom Track]
Disc 2
  1. 1 Baba
  2. 2 Right Through You
  3. 3 21 Things I Want in a Lover
  4. 4 Hand in My Pocket
  5. 5 Purgatorying, Pt. 1
  6. 6 Unprodigal Daughter
  7. 7 Flinch
  8. 8 All I Really Want
  9. 9 Precious Illusions
  10. 10 Sympathetic Character
  11. 11 Purgatorying, Pt. 2
  12. 12 So Unsexy
  13. 13 Head Over Feet
  14. 14 Purgatorying, Pt. 3
  15. 15 You Oughta Know
  16. 16 Hands Clean
  17. 17 Uninvited
  18. 18 Ironic
  19. 19 You Learn
  20. 20 That Particular Time
  21. 21 Thank U
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alanis Morissette Primary Artist, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Eric Avery Bass
Charlie Bisharat Violin
Larry Corbett Cello
Dean DeLeo Guitar
MeShell NdegeOcello Bass
Jamie Muhoberac Keyboards
Gary Novak Drums
Carmen Rizzo Keyboards
Tim Thorney Bass, Guitar
Joel Shearer Guitar
Suzie Katayama Conductor
Nick Lashley Guitar
Rudy Stein Cello
Chris Chaney Bass
Richard Causon Piano
Zac Rae Keyboards
Technical Credits
Glen Ballard Composer
Rob Jacobs Engineer
Carmen Rizzo Programming, Engineer
Alanis Morissette Composer, Director, Producer, Liner Notes
Suzie Katayama Arranger
Chris Bellman Mastering
Andrew Scheps Pro-Tools
Mike Harlow Engineer
Brad Nelson Engineer
Francois Lamoureux Engineer
Wendy Marvel Direction
Amber Cordero Producer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    the DVD is okay, the CD is great!

    this is a dvd/cd combo. the dvd is a compliation of live concerts--most of which is taken from a concert in holland during the Under Rug Swept tour. the concert footage is okay, but i must say the band she plays with sucks. she hired this band around 2001 and has been playing with them since, and the way they play her older songs from JLP and SFIJ... it's just not good. so, don't expect for the concer to be as musically fulfilling as "Jagged Little Pill Live." HOWEVER, what this dvd has that JLP Live doesn't are all of the hilarious behind the scenes stuff that is in between the songs--including the infamous "raise the bar on your own beauty." this whole dvd is worth it for that 2 minutes of sheer hilarity. the CD contains 8 b-sides and an acoustic version of "hands clean." interestingly, this collection of b-sides is actually my second favorite album by her. some of these songs are ten times better than what ended up on the final cut of URS, including "fear of bliss," "sister blister," and "purgatorying." i would have given this 5 stars, but because of the poor arrangements of the songs on the live dvd, it got knocked down to four. other than that, this is a highly recommended title.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A feast that'll fill ya.

    Its amazing-alanis is a total riot.And u can't take your eyes off her during her unbelievable performances-hard to believe so much energy came out of this one concert-well maybe not considering its alanis morissette, whos a fluckin ball of glowing energy-If u thaught u knew alanis before, you'll be pleasantly mistaken.The cd portion is truely inspiring and you'll get lost in not only the words that she wrote but the music she produced as well. You'll be drawn to rewatch all those behind the scene moments-thinkn is she for real-omg did she just say that-does her talent know no ends-hopefully not-buy it, watch it and tell a friend to do the same.It's for the good of the world.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    "Feast", indeed!

    I'll say it from the start, I am an Alanis Morissette fan. Have been all this time, and I've enjoyed her musical journey all the way...with "Feast On Scraps",both the CD and DVD appealed to everything that I like about her. On the CD, she continues to evolve as a musician, as a singer, and as a producer. On the DVD, the frantic pace of touring, the bliss of watching her work it live, and her antics off stage are intense, draining, and downright hilarious respectively. A thoroughly enjoyable mix.

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    Posted October 27, 2008

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