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Hands Clean, Pt. 1

ALANIS MORISSETTE Audio CD
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1. Hands Clean (Album Version) - Morissette, Alanis
2. Fear Of Bliss - Morissette, Alanis
3. Sister Blister - Morissette, Alanis

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The Opening Salvo from Morrissette's Third Studio Album 'under Rug Swept'. The Two Accompanying Tracks Are NON-LP B's and Are Exclusive to this Single.

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ALANIS MORISSETTE Hands Clean (2002 UK 3-track CD single also including the exclusive tracks Fear Of Bliss & Sister Blister picture sleeve W574CD2)

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5.0 out of 5 stars LEFTOVERS FROM THE ALBUM ARE JUST AS IMPRESSIVE March 1 2002
By Howard
Format:Audio CD
When Alanis Morissette was in the studio, taking on all the jobs by herself this time around, there was a question of the new music's quality. If you've heard her latest release "Under Rug Swept", you know she did a terrific job, especially on the first single, "Hands Clean". This single (Part One of two) features 3 extra tracks that were left off of the album. In a nutshell, these songs wouldn't have sounded at all out of place on the album...which means they're all just as fantastic. "Awakening Americans" is a twangy soft rocker that soothes yet once again explodes with honesty and frustration from the artist herself. "Symptoms" is a light trance rocker that you could call a part two to "..Americans" in my opinion, sweet-sung but still emotionally wrung. "Unprodigal Daughter" is a song that fans knew about a year ago, when Alanis first started previewing songs off her "forthcoming CD". This was expected to be on the album, and there was a bit of surprise when it wasn't included. It sounds better as a b-side, however, and creates an excellent change of pace/sound for the "Hands Clean" single as a whole.
Go for this one! And get part Two.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Alanis Bounces Back March 28 2004
By Busy Body - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
After the release of her second sophomore album "Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie," Alanis Morissette seemed to disappear from the music scene altogether. Her absence went almost unnoticed with the arrival of the teen pop movement - the Spice Girls were cooling and Britney was hotting up. A lot of mature and real talented artists didn't have a place anymore as a cheesy pop album seemed to top the charts every other week. The pop scene was, as it usually is, a hit-and-miss thing, and by the dawn of 2002 rock and indie was returning. So this gave Alanis a perfect opportunity to hit back at all the critics who called the curtain on her career three years previously. In March 2002 she released her third studio album entitled "Under Rug Swept." It surpassed many expectations when it went straight to No.1 in the US and put Alanis back on top of her angst-ridden rocking pedestal. The album received rave reviews and went multi-platinum as Alanis showcased a return to her Jagged Little Pill roots that made her the 90's reigning Angry White Female.
The first single to be taken from the Under Rug Swept album was "Hands Clean." The single was a fairly big hit all over the world and peaked in the UK Top 15. Radio-wise, the song was mammoth. You couldn't go anywhere without this being played like crazy! In the song Alanis sings of a forbidden relationship she experienced when she was a teenager with a man much older than herself. It's an interesting topic and the video is superb.
Hands Clean opens with a soft and gentle guitar and Alanis begins singing the first verse with a soft voice, "If it weren't for your maturity none of this would have happened. If you weren't so wise beyond your years I would have been able to control myself. If it weren't for my attention you wouldn't have been successful and if, if it weren't for me you would have never amounted to very much." The song then picks up and Alanis sings the bridge, "Ooh, this could be messy but you don't seem to mind. Ooh, don't go telling everybody and overlook this supposed crime." Alanis then sweeps into the catchy and famous chorus, "We'll flash forward to a few years later and no one knows except the both of us. And I have honored your request for silence and you've washed your hands clean of this." Alanis then starts singing the second verse with a quiet and sweet voice, "You're essentially an employee and I like you having to depend on me. You're a kind of protégé and one day you'll say you learned all you know from me. I know you depend on me like a young thing would to a guardian. I know you sexualize me like a young thing would and I think I like it."
Alanis then sings the bridge and chorus once more, before sweeping into the best part of the song where she sings, "What part of our history's reinvented and under rug swept? What part of your memory is selective and tends to forget? What's with this distance it seems so obvious?" The song then goes all quiet again as if Alanis is whispering it as she sings, "Just make sure you don't tell on me especially to members of your family. We best keep this to ourselves and not tell any members of our inner posse. I wish I could tell the world cause you're such a pretty thing when you're done up properly. I might wanna marry you one day if you'd watch that weight and you keep your firm body." Alanis then sings that bridge again, before belting out the chorus a few more times until the song fades out. Excellent song, and it never gets old!
Hands Clean is easily one of Alanis Morissette's career highs. Her observational, conversational and confrontational lyrics are at times shocking, sometimes comforting and very relatable. Her knack for producing superb melodies only serves as a bonus and her trademark, unique vocals make her one of the greatest female artists of a modern day music. With songs like Hands Clean, it's easy to see why Alanis has a mass following and I very much look forward to her new album due for release May 2004.
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5.0 out of 5 stars LEFTOVERS FROM THE ALBUM ARE JUST AS IMPRESSIVE March 1 2002
By Howard - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
When Alanis Morissette was in the studio, taking on all the jobs by herself this time around, there was a question of the new music's quality. If you've heard her latest release "Under Rug Swept", you know she did a terrific job, especially on the first single, "Hands Clean". This single (Part One of two) features 3 extra tracks that were left off of the album. In a nutshell, these songs wouldn't have sounded at all out of place on the album...which means they're all just as fantastic. "Awakening Americans" is a twangy soft rocker that soothes yet once again explodes with honesty and frustration from the artist herself. "Symptoms" is a light trance rocker that you could call a part two to "..Americans" in my opinion, sweet-sung but still emotionally wrung. "Unprodigal Daughter" is a song that fans knew about a year ago, when Alanis first started previewing songs off her "forthcoming CD". This was expected to be on the album, and there was a bit of surprise when it wasn't included. It sounds better as a b-side, however, and creates an excellent change of pace/sound for the "Hands Clean" single as a whole.
Go for this one! And get part Two.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hands Clean CD1 March 16 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This single is excellent. It puzzles me that it wasn't released domestically. The two extra tracks should have made it on the LP. At any rate, I recommend this cd - this is classic Alanis at her finest.
1. Hands Clean
2. Fear of Bliss
3. Sister Blister
5.0 out of 5 stars i love it Oct. 13 2007
By Carmen Y. Obergh - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
i love it!

i kept mine unopened since i am a colector, i got this one and the pink one too. gotta keep the collection growing.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bonus songs almost like the songs from Jagged Little Pill!! June 12 2002
By Robert Wesley Sager - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I am a rather new fan to Alanis and this was my first Alanis single. People at school complain(or they did before the year was over) that Hands Clean was on the radio too much, which is why I hate the radio. Well I better not go into that and I should probably get to rating this awesome cd.
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If you liked Jagged Little Pill than this is the single for you.
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