ALANIS hand-picked the material on THE COLLECTION, a work that covers the full spectrum of the acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician's artistry and vision. It includes material from four Maverick studio albums (Jagged Little Pill, Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, Under Rug Swept, So-Called Chaos), ALANIS' Feast On Scraps DVD/EP, the MTV Unplugged album, and her contributions to the soundtracks for Dogma,City of Angels and De-Lovely (in which she acted), plus a song she recorded for The Prayer Cycle album.
"It was a torturous challenge to come up with the songs for this collection record," says ALANIS. "Rather than seeing my songs as children, I view them as rooms in the big house that is my life...all of them are a snapshot of a period of time and a passage in my life. I consider this collection to be pieces of that ongoing expression. Some songs were released formally as singles, others which were personal favorites speak to the themes that were relevant during the times that I wrote them. Ultimately, I put this collection record together to have something to show my great-grandkids one day, and to reflect with objectivity on my own evolution as a writer and singer."
Since emerging in 1995, ALANIS has become one of the premiere and influential singer-songwriter-musicians in contemporary music. Her deeply expressive music and performances have earned vast critical praise and a dedicated fanbase that extends throughout the world, with album sales exceeding 40 million.
The Collection Track Listing:
Head Over Feet
8 East Steps
You Oughta Know
That I Would Be Good
Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love)
Hand In My Pocket