Monday, March 7, 2005

Alannis Morrisette to release acoustic album

I can't BELIEVE it has been 10 years since this album. I remember

listening to it in Fayetteville when I was dating Greg the Army sgt.

Alanis doing unplugged 'Little Pill'

Monday, March 7, 2005 Posted: 9:53 AM EST (1453 GMT)

  Jagged Little Pill

LOS ANGELES, California (Billboard) --

As she neared the 10th anniversary of her landmark album

"Jagged Little Pill," Alanis Morissette began pondering how to

commemorate the occasion.

  She ultimately decided to do it all again. Together with the album's

producer/co-writer, Glen Ballard, she is in the middle of recording

an acoustic version of the career-defining set.

  "It just sounded much more appealing than creating my own

awards show," Morissette, 30, said with a laugh. "There's no

better way to honor things than through music."

  The as-yet-untitled album will come out on June 13 --

exactly 10 years to the day after the original release.

  It will initially be sold only at Starbucks' 4,500 North American

outlets for a six-week exclusive period, after which it will hit

traditional retail outlets on July 26.

  The collection, which will feature the songs in their original order,

will include previously unreleased video footage from that era

plus different artwork.

  In the decade since its release, "Jagged Little Pill" has sold

30 million copies across the globe, according to her label,

Warner Music Group's Maverick Records. In the United States,

it has sold 14.4 million units, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

  The album is the best-selling debut by a female artist and the

14th best-selling album ever in the United States,

according to the Recording Industry Association of America.

  It also yielded four Grammys, including album of the year.

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