The Collection [Limited Edition]

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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
Alanis Morissette has been pushing people's buttons for the better part of a decade, but more important, she's been pushing herself in unique musical directions -- a combination that's made her one of the most enduring singer-songwriters of her generation. This 19-track retrospective retraces virtually all the steps that Alanis has made over the years, ranging from the angry-young-woman fist-shaking of such early hits as "You Oughta Know" to the almost hymnlike pensiveness of "That I Would Be Good." Naturally, the disc spends plenty of time on the singer's chart hits, but there's also a nice sampling of material that might have otherwise slipped under the radar -- from...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
Alanis Morissette has been pushing people's buttons for the better part of a decade, but more important, she's been pushing herself in unique musical directions -- a combination that's made her one of the most enduring singer-songwriters of her generation. This 19-track retrospective retraces virtually all the steps that Alanis has made over the years, ranging from the angry-young-woman fist-shaking of such early hits as "You Oughta Know" to the almost hymnlike pensiveness of "That I Would Be Good." Naturally, the disc spends plenty of time on the singer's chart hits, but there's also a nice sampling of material that might have otherwise slipped under the radar -- from "Mercy," her elegiac contribution to Jonathan Elias's sweeping Prayer Cycle to a suitably sassy take on Cole Porter's "Let's Do It" culled from the soundtrack to De-Lovely. The Collection only offers up one newly recorded tune -- a burnished take on Seal's "Crazy" -- but there's enough diversity in its grooves to make it a perfect one-stop for Alanis fans.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/6/2005
  • Label: Maverick
  • UPC: 093624956327
  • Catalog Number: 49563
  • Sales rank: 16,555

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Thank U (4:18)
  2. 2 Head Over Feet (4:24)
  3. 3 8 Easy Steps (2:52)
  4. 4 Everything (4:34)
  5. 5 Crazy (3:39)
  6. 6 Ironic (3:48)
  7. 7 Princes Familiar (4:34)
  8. 8 You Learn (3:59)
  9. 9 Simple Together (4:48)
  10. 10 You Oughta Know (4:08)
  11. 11 That I Would Be Good (4:17)
  12. 12 Sister Blister (4:12)
  13. 13 Hands Clean (4:33)
  14. 14 Mercy (3:44)
  15. 15 Still (6:17)
  16. 16 Uninvited (4:36)
  17. 17 Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love) (3:23)
  18. 18 Hand in My Pocket (3:39)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Jagged Little Pill
  2. 2 Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie
  3. 3 Dogma
  4. 4 The Prayer Cycle
  5. 5 MTV Unplugged
  6. 6 The One Tour
  7. 7 Under Rug Swept
  8. 8 Feast on Scraps
  9. 9 De-Lovely
  10. 10 So-Called Chaos
  11. 11 Service in Other Forms
  12. 12 The Awards
  13. 13 Jagged Little Pill
  14. 14 Final Gratitude
  15. 15 Bonus Material
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alanis Morissette Primary Artist, Vocals
Salif Keita Vocals
English Chamber Choir Vocals
Technical Credits
Glen Ballard Composer, Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Jonathan Elias Composer, Producer
Scott Gordon Engineer
Rob Jacobs Engineer
Stephen Marcussen Remastering
Cole Porter Composer
Allen Sides Engineer
Guy Sigsworth Composer
Tim Thorney Producer
Alanis Morissette Composer, Producer, Liner Notes, Artwork, translation, Audio Production, Melody Arrangement
Rob Cavallo Producer
Stephen Endelman Producer
Mark Hutchins Engineer
Chris Fogel Engineer
Brad Nelson Engineer
John Shanks Producer
Renato Petruzziello Engineer
James Michael Producer
Wendy Marvel Artwork
Lawrence Schwartz Orchestration
Walt Vincent Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    You're Better Off With the Purple One

    Well, first off, the Collection CD is pretty listenable and enjoyable, a mixed bag of well-known singles as well as other songs that Alanis seemed to think were important for the collection. The DVD, however, is a disappointment. The extra footage tracks it promises are two poorly shot tracks from her Jagged Little Pill tour (the audio's bad, too). However there's an accapella "Your House" from her JLP Acoustic tour which is quite good, and the music video for "Ironic". The hour-long documentary, quite entertaining though having little replay value, provides tantalizing clips of live footage from great songs such as "Princes Familar" and "Your Congratulations" as well as in the studio recording "You Owe Me Nothing in Return" and "Jagged Little Pill: Acoustic". One wonders why these selections weren't expanded in full instead of those poor JLP outtakes. Or, at least, several promotional music videos could be included. Photos, tourbooks and backstage passes redeem the DVD a little, but overall I felt hoodwinked into spending an extra eight bucks over the purple "Collection".

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    Posted February 22, 2010

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