The Collection

The Collection

by Alanis MorissetteAlanis Morissette

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Overview

Alanis Morissette has been pushing people's buttons for the better part of a decade, but more important, she's been pushing herself in unique musical directions -- a combination that's made her one of the most enduring singer-songwriters of her generation. This 19-track retrospective retraces virtually all the steps that Alanis has made over the years, ranging from the angry-young-woman fist-shaking of such early hits as "You Oughta Know" to the almost hymnlike pensiveness of "That I Would Be Good." Naturally, the disc spends plenty of time on the singer's chart hits, but there's also a nice sampling of material that might have otherwise slipped under the radar -- from "Mercy," her elegiac contribution to Jonathan Elias's sweeping Prayer Cycle to a suitably sassy take on Cole Porter's "Let's Do It" (culled from the soundtrack to De-Lovely). The Collection only offers up one newly recorded tune -- a burnished take on Seal's "Crazy" -- but there's enough diversity in its grooves to make it a perfect one-stop for Alanis fans.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/15/2005
Label: Maverick
UPC: 0093624949022
catalogNumber: 49490
Rank: 208

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alanis Morissette   Primary Artist,Vocals
Salif Keita   Vocals
English Chamber Choir   Vocals

Technical Credits

Glen Ballard   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Jonathan Elias   Composer,Producer
Scott Gordon   Engineer
Rob Jacobs   Engineer
Cole Porter   Composer
Allen Sides   Engineer
Guy Sigsworth   Composer
Tim Thorney   Producer
Alanis Morissette   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Artwork,translation,Audio Production
Rob Cavallo   Producer
Stephen Endelman   Producer
Mark Hutchins   Engineer
Chris Fogel   Engineer
Brad Nelson   Engineer
John Shanks   Producer
Renato Petruzziello   Engineer
James Michael   Producer
Wendy Marvel   Artwork
Lawrence Schwartz   Orchestration
Walt Vincent   Engineer

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