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Pieces of You

Jewel Audio CD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (319 customer reviews)
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1. Who Will Save Your Soul
2. Pieces Of You
3. Little Sister
4. Foolish Games
5. Near You Always
6. Painters
7. Morning Song
8. Adrian
9. I'm Sensitive
10. You Were Meant For Me
11. Don't
12. Daddy
13. Angel Standing By
14. Amen

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Jewel's debut album, Pieces of You, reveals a special voice--strong and focused on both the whispery verses and the hooky choruses. The recording also exposes an unfortunate tendency to present trite, hackneyed sentiments as if they were oracular visions from a young prophet to a jaded world. For the most part, Jewel sings to her own acoustic guitar accompaniment, but she has a lot more in common with, say, the Indigo Girls or Lisa Loeb than with Judy Collins or Nanci Griffith. Despite her soft soprano and pretty melodies, her songs have an iconoclastic edge which make her more of an unplugged alternative rocker than a folkie. Her songs too often betray their origins as written verse in their hard-to-sing meters, unmusical phrasing, and diary-like pronouncements. Nonetheless, a few numbers, such as "Morning Song" and "You Were Meant for Me," show a spark of humor about romance, and hint that Jewel may yet write songs worthy of her remarkable voice. --Geoffrey Himes

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JEWEL Pieces Of You (1994 US 14-track CD album including Who Will Save Your Soul picture sleeve - still factory sealed from new)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Singer! Dec 27 2013
By Lorrah
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Love her voice and song writing. Writes from the heart about every day topics in an off-the-wall manner. Husband loved it.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Doesnt Really Flow Nov. 1 2003
Format:Audio CD
As another reveiwer stated in a reveiw of Michelle William's "Heart to Yours", we can't give albums higher ratings just because of their subjet matter. It has to be a good album to begin with. After reading all of the stellar reviews about Jewel's albums, I listened to this one and I was not really impressed. Jewel has a decent enough voice and her material is a lot different from most other singers. However, to me this is an album that you'd really have to concentrate on while listening to. Every song has a meaning but they sound more like poems that were put to music so they do not flow very well. Most artists who have messages in every one of their songs vary the style to keep the listeners interst. Jewel, however, keeps a pretty similar style throughout the album. The songs are not that bad but it is hard to distinguish one from the others. THe only track I really did not like was "Pieces of You" because Jewel talks about wanting to kill someone because they are Jewish. That offends me since it is the only religion mentioned in the song along with "ugly girls", "pretty girls" and "...". I have nothing against what Jewel was trying to say in this song. In fact, it is very true. However, I think she should have not mentioned any religions in this song since none of the other stereotypes mentioned were religious. As I mentioned, I agree with Jewel's message but there were other ways she could have conveyed this. Other reveiwers (I shall not mention names, however, out of respect for other people's opinions) have misinterpreted what I mentioned in this review. They have said I did not understand what Jewel was trying to say. Jewel's message is clear but her choice of stereotypes to use in this song could have been better. Overall, a slightly below average album since it has very few songs that capture the listeners attention and because of the unecessary religious references in one song.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The radio was right for once July 3 2003
Format:Audio CD
Typically I hate the singles format that radio follows, since the best songs are invariably NOT the ones that wind up on the air, and it disrupts the flow of the album format. However, in the case of Jewel's "Pieces of You" the three best songs, by far, are the ones you've probably heard over and over on the airwaves.
"Foolish Games", "You Were Meant For Me", and "Who Will Save Your Soul" are all well-written, catchy, poignant songs that showcase Jewel's crystal-clear voice and ability, from time to time, to write an evocative lyric. They are late-adolescent poems of failed love and compassion for humanity, and they are brought to life by Jewel's expressive delivery. A lyric like "Excuse me 'cause I've mistaken you for somebody else, somebody who gave a damn, somebody more like myself" could come off as trite were it not for Jewel's passionate rendering of the lines, which make it sound as if her soul is spilling out into the microphone.
However, the rest of the album consists of failed attempts to repeat this formula. The sing-songy "Morning Song" comes closest to hitting the high of the singles, but it is a little too insubstantial to be a real hit and is best memorized and sung to someone you love on a lazy Sunday rather than listened to repeatedly.
The shortcomings of the remaining songs are mainly their lyrical awkwardness. Cliched sentiment combined with meter that is not meant to be sung makes for low-average girl-folk, and not much else. Save your money and buy the singles, or wait for Jewel's greatest-hits album. At this rate after four or five more albums she should have one CD of decent material.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Good attempt... June 18 2003
By Isabel
Format:Audio CD
This album is all right - I do not rave about it, but I do not hate it. Some of the songs are new and refreshing, especially after so much machine sounding pop songs. These songs include "Foolish Games," "Little Sister" and "Who Will Save Your Soul." But her voice kind of annoys me ... it changes from a terrible brassy to a bothersome whisper at the weirdest times. Honestly, I don't think this album is worth it ... if you want folk rock, you're better off with Joni Mitchell.
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1.0 out of 5 stars A crown "drool" of an album May 31 2003
Format:Audio CD
Jewel's attempt at a pop gem is a complete, utter and wholly unmitigated failure. The songs all sound the same, her lyrics are sad at best and insulting at worst. Should be a hit with the less intelligent end of the Pre-Teen demographic. Saps. Ignore this album and her poetry book as well, spend your money on the new Kenny G album instead! He has better hair and lyrics...
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I listened to the singles from this album, "Foolish Games", and "You Were meant For Me" on the radio and on VH1 and loved them so much I figured the album was worth buying for these two alone. I stand by that thought. The problem is that when you actually GET the album, it's like some sort of horrible bait and switch! The songs are the same, but the recordings are different. The accompanying music (especially in Foolish Games) that sounds so melodic and beautiful on the radio and in the music videos now sound entirely mediocre, as do the rest of the songs. I was SO dissapointed. Thank God for mp3's.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Pleeaaaaaaseeeeee! Dec 6 2002
Format:Audio CD
Today there are lot of untalented artist that claim they are
really talented such as Avril Lavigne and Vanessa Carlton and those kind og garbage. The one who started that was Jewel. This girl from Texas or whatever made this album which has probably one of the most non-exicting collection of songs ever put on an album before. Her voice is not very good and when she sings it's like she has a fever or something and has just thrown up. It's that bad. The music isn't very interesting. She is clearly copying Joni Mitchell ( who is another overrated singer, but has created some amazing songs). The lyrics are not good either and knowing that over 11 million people bought this album just shows how the music industry is becoming more like a circus.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Well-Written
This is an extremely well written début (especially regarding lyrics), and what's even better is that Jewel wrote all of the tracks, minus two that she co-wrote with Steve... Read more
Published on Sept. 25 2004 by Ez
5.0 out of 5 stars Peices of You
I found this album buried in my parents CD collection and fell in love with it as soon as I turned it on. Deffinatly a moving and in depth album. Read more
Published on July 16 2004 by Ruko
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Debut
I've always been a fan of Jewel, but until last year I didn't even own this album. I had Spirit, This Way, and 0304, but I never got around to getting this CD. Read more
Published on July 12 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars A Gem of an Album
This album is truly a mixed bag. It has sweet 90's pop confections like "Morning Song", "Near You Always" and "I'm Sensitive", and then suddenly... Read more
Published on July 10 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Pieces of my Heart
Who Will Save Your Soul: Nice instrumentals and a very good song. Really fun to listen to. "Another day, another dollar, another war, another tower went up where the homeless... Read more
Published on May 11 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars my favorite Jewel album
I was one of those people who knew about Jewel way better most people. I was already a fan in 1995, '96. Read more
Published on April 26 2004 by I ain't no porn writer
4.0 out of 5 stars Flawed To Perfection!
"Pieces Of You," as many people on Amazon have pointed out (both rationally and [mostly] irrationally) is definatly not a perfect album! Read more
Published on April 21 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Jewel's magnificent first album.
"Pieces of You" wasn't the first album that turned me on to Jewel-it was actually "Spirit," which I instantly fell in love with and rushed right out to get... Read more
Published on April 17 2004 by unicornelia
5.0 out of 5 stars Pieces of us die everyday...
I can't believe all the crap this album has gotten. All the 1-star reviews, just ignore them. I suppose they are all teenyboppers who listen to J.Lo anyway. Read more
Published on March 14 2004 by Megzi
5.0 out of 5 stars A JEWEL IN THE ROUGH
THIS IS GREAT! I have never in my life heard a better album. With songs like WHO WILL SAVE YOUR SOUL and FOOLISH GAMES which are sure to be classics this album can not dissapoint. Read more
Published on Feb. 15 2004 by Torik
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