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Pieces of You
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|5. Near You Always|
|7. Morning Song|
|9. I'm Sensitive|
|10. You Were Meant For Me|
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Certified at 11 million units by the RIAA. (2/01)
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
Top Customer Reviews
"Who Will Save Your Soul" is the only single from the album that used it's original version, and that's because it's the most pop-influenced song on the album. The rest are very acoustic sounding, and a lot of them were recorded live in a coffee house I believe. I think that the single versions for "You Were Meant For Me" is better than the album version, but as far as "Foolish Games" goes, I could go with either the single or album version. They're both good.
But it's not the singles that make the album, it's the other ones. A lot of people usually buy albums just to hear the ones that are familiar from the radio - if you want to buy this album for that, then don't. Download the single versions of "You Were Meant For Me" and "Foolish Games" instead. But, if you are truly interested in hearing wonderfully written music and Jewel's unparallel storytelling - then get it.
"Painters" and "Adrian" tell the saddest stories of the entire album - the first being about a woman whose husband dies, the second being about a youthful boy who comes down with a horrible sickness. They'll have you locked into the story by the first note.
"Little Sister" is my favorite song on the entire album. It's AMAZING! If you are looking for a song to download, this is the one!
"Near You Always" is one of the best songs on the album. The lyrics, her voice, and the story are all wonderful. "Morning Song" and "Insensetive" are definitely the most sing-a-long type songs besides the singles.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
I have always enjoy her singing. Certainty not disappointed with this CD.Published 9 months ago by Hilda M. Turnbull
Love her voice and song writing. Writes from the heart about every day topics in an off-the-wall manner. Husband loved it.Published on Dec 27 2013 by Lorrah
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 morePublished on Sept. 25 2004 by Ez
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 morePublished on July 16 2004 by Ruko
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 morePublished on July 12 2004
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 morePublished on July 10 2004
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 morePublished on May 11 2004