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Friday, March 04, 2005

Has It Really Been Ten Years? (part 2)

Apparently so, and today Billboard reports Alanis Morrissette is commemorating the 10th anniversary of her debut album, Jagged Little Pill, by re-recording the the set acoustic-style with original producer Glen Ballard. By the way, we're running a pic of Al's fiance, Ryan Reynolds, who we can probably all agree is much more of a looker.

The "new" album (no title yet - how about Apparent Dry Spell Career Desperation?) will be released on June 13th, 10 years to the day of Jagged Little Pill's release. But, the CD will only be available in Starbucks coffee shops, of all places, for the first 6 weeks -- then it goes straight to regular retail. The new set will feature all the original's songs in the same order, plus video footage and new artwork.

Billboard reports that the original album has sold 14.4 million copies in the States alone, and 30 million worldwide. That's a lotta bank. But, Ryan, we're better hung!


  • At 10:22 PM, Anonymous Shanaynay LaChild said…

    All-Anus is one greedy white bitch - with a stunt like this one she should be auditioning for a guest role on DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES. 'Sides - she lookin' old enough!

  • At 3:00 PM, Anonymous J.J. Boa said…

    From "Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie" on, hasn't she already done the "re-enlightened covers of angrier songs from angrier times" thing?

    Wasn't that the "Unplugged" concept?

    And on the Grammys back in '96, I remember she performed a mellow, stripped-down version of "You Oughta Know."

    She should redo her Canadian teen pop stuff...that would be interesting.

  • At 9:06 AM, Blogger J'ason D'luv said…

    J.J., yes, it does appear to be a rehash. I remember reading last year that Courtney Love asked an audience at one of her shows to close their eyes and "pretend it's still the '90s." Perhaps Alanis is thinking the same?

    But, doing so means we'd have to endure the Spin Doctors all over again, and frankly, we just don't have the patience.


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