‘Jagged Little Pill’ Still Swimming After 20 Years: Hear 10 Unreleased Demos
Twenty years after Alanis Morissette's third studio album, Jagged Little Pill—which earned her five Grammy Awards and has sold more then 30 million albums worldwide—rocketed to the top of the charts, Morissette has released a special collector's edition. The new package includes remastered audio of the album's original tracks, an entirely acoustic alternative and—oh yeah—ten never-before-heard demos.
Between "King of Intimidation," a feisty, come-at-me warning that fits seamlessly between Jagged Little Pill's exiting productions and "No Avalon," a slow, world-weary ballad, the new offerings function as a second take on 1995. They're glossy and new but somehow eerily familiar, and when Morissette hits her harmonica, it might as well be blasting from the stereo system in Doc Brown's DeLorean—time-travel is the only explanation.
"I’m super excited to share this music with a whole new generation of peeps, as well as people who have grown along with me over the last two decades,” she told Billboard. “Thankfully, these songs have stood the test of time for me, and in their timelessness, I am thrilled to honor and reflect on them as well as the last twenty years of my life and career.
Be sure to download Jagged Little Pill: Collector's Edition and tell us what you think of the iconic album's second coming.
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