|Back cover of Jagged Little Pill Acoustic (2005)|
And so, Vertigo Shtick hereby encourages the Gen X/Gen Y-ers out there to stick your feet in your mouth and/or walk around naked in your living rooms, and share one of your favorite Alanis lyrics with us and the rest of the world on what is a grim and gloomy day in Los Angeles, on which we hope no one has planned a wedding day - wouldn't that be "ironic?"*
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For inspiration, listen below to Jagged Little Pill Acoustic, recorded in 2005 to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the initial release of Jagged Little Pill; on the new record, Morissette performs new, (relatively) acoustic, and accordingly mellowed renditions of all thirteen tracks from the original release, with original producer - with some surprising and some downright transcendent results. It's a fascinating before-and-after piece that differs from the teenage angst of the original to the extent the then 29-year-old Alanis, at the time engaged to Hollywood hunk Ryan Reynolds (the pair called off their engagement in 2007), differed from the precocious, angry/bruised teenager on the first record. If someone had told me that I might one day play Jagged Little Pill to soothe my senses to sleep I'd have laughed aloud, but if you haven't had the pleasure, give it a go. After all, it's Alanis Lyric Day!
Swallow it down. It feels so good.
If you like what you hear, pick up part or all of Jagged Little Pill Acoustic on iTunes or Amazon, so we aren't such thugs for streaming it here for you for free.
* ironic (adj.): in the song by Alanis Morissette, used to describe an unfortunate circumstance, particularly one with seeming cruelty of chance; not to be confused with an actual definition of the word.