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August 27, 2012 | By Steve Appleford
The heat outside a North Hollywood rehearsal studio is in the triple digits, and inside isn't much better, but Alanis Morissette manages a cool, beatific calm beneath the hot lights of a film crew. She is fast approaching "the fever pitch" of activity that accompanies her every album release, even after a break of four years. A camera sweeps in on a boom for a close-up of the singer-songwriter, cheerful in a gleaming white blazer, her auburn hair long and parted down the center. She is here to talk up a new album, "Havoc and Bright Lights" (out Tuesday)
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August 27, 2012 | By Steve Appleford
The heat outside a North Hollywood rehearsal studio is in the triple digits, and inside isn't much better, but Alanis Morissette manages a cool, beatific calm beneath the hot lights of a film crew. She is fast approaching "the fever pitch" of activity that accompanies her every album release, even after a break of four years. A camera sweeps in on a boom for a close-up of the singer-songwriter, cheerful in a gleaming white blazer, her auburn hair long and parted down the center. She is here to talk up a new album, "Havoc and Bright Lights" (out Tuesday)
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June 30, 1997 | RICHARD CROMELIN
This video document of Morissette on tour is most effective when it depicts the magnitude of the success that exploded during this 20-month world tour. With a rapid-fire pastiche of TV appearance introductions and award announcements, press conferences and interviews, "Jagged Little Pill, Live" (to be released Tuesday) conveys some of the dizzying nature of Morissette's experience.
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February 24, 2002 | Robert Hilburn;Steve Hochman;Natalie Nichols;Soren Baker;Randy Lewis; Kevin Bronson
**1/2 ALANIS MORISSETTE "Under Rug Swept" Maverick Confession is good for the soul, and it's often good for singer-songwriters. In her 1995 "Jagged Little Pill," Morissette established herself at age 21 as one of the most absorbing pop arrivals in years by digging deep inside to share memories that were, by turns, raw, painful and cleansing. The collection sold about 30 million copies worldwide and won a Grammy for album of the year.
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January 6, 1996
Would someone please explain to me what the fuss over Alanis Morissette is all about? ("1995: Nothin' but a She Thing," Calendar, Dec. 30). As best as I can tell, she's just another female singer who has the male rock critics all ga-ga because she writes sexually graphic songs; isn't that why Liz Phair was so loved, even though no one bought her albums? "You Oughta Know" was OK the first two hearings, but her caterwauling voice made me lose interest quickly. From the little I could bear to listen to, "Jagged Little Pill" gave me a jagged little headache.
NEWS
January 11, 1996
Waiting almost two hours for Alanis Morissette to show at UC Irvine last week was no problem for the lucky 2,000 who held tickets to the sold-out concert. They passed the time in line kicking hacky sacks, getting to know the fans next to them or working on their Alanis worship.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 24, 2002 | Robert Hilburn;Steve Hochman;Natalie Nichols;Soren Baker;Randy Lewis; Kevin Bronson
**1/2 ALANIS MORISSETTE "Under Rug Swept" Maverick Confession is good for the soul, and it's often good for singer-songwriters. In her 1995 "Jagged Little Pill," Morissette established herself at age 21 as one of the most absorbing pop arrivals in years by digging deep inside to share memories that were, by turns, raw, painful and cleansing. The collection sold about 30 million copies worldwide and won a Grammy for album of the year.
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March 10, 1997 | Times Staff Writers and Contributors
Celine Dion's "Falling Into You" has already benefited from its Grammy coronation as album of the year. Its sales after the Feb. 26 Grammy ceremony were up almost 50% from the previous week, with the album jumping from No. 10 to No. 4 on the Billboard magazine Top 200. But the question remains: Will "Falling Into You," which was released more than a year ago and has already sold 7 million copies, be able to sustain long-range sales momentum? History is on its side.
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October 11, 1998 | Steve Hochman
If Las Vegas sports books took bets on how well albums would sell, they might have a little trouble setting the odds this season, with an impressive and large pack of superstar releases coming for pre-Christmas shoppers. Such proven names as Garth Brooks, Jewel, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Ice Cube, R. Kelly, Tupac Shakur, U2, R.E.M., Metallica, TLC, Bruce Springsteen and even John Lennon are in the race.
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March 28, 1996 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Fab Four on Top: The Beatles' archival two-disc "Anthology 2" was the nation's top-selling album last week, with about 442,000 copies purchased during the seven-day period that ended Sunday, according to SoundScan. That compares to first-week sales of 855,000 copies for "Anthology 1" last November, but sales of the first installment in the three-part series were boosted by a prime-time network television documentary on the band and the annual pre-holiday record-buying frenzy.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 11, 1998 | Steve Hochman
If Las Vegas sports books took bets on how well albums would sell, they might have a little trouble setting the odds this season, with an impressive and large pack of superstar releases coming for pre-Christmas shoppers. Such proven names as Garth Brooks, Jewel, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Ice Cube, R. Kelly, Tupac Shakur, U2, R.E.M., Metallica, TLC, Bruce Springsteen and even John Lennon are in the race.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 30, 1997 | RICHARD CROMELIN
This video document of Morissette on tour is most effective when it depicts the magnitude of the success that exploded during this 20-month world tour. With a rapid-fire pastiche of TV appearance introductions and award announcements, press conferences and interviews, "Jagged Little Pill, Live" (to be released Tuesday) conveys some of the dizzying nature of Morissette's experience.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 10, 1997 | Times Staff Writers and Contributors
Celine Dion's "Falling Into You" has already benefited from its Grammy coronation as album of the year. Its sales after the Feb. 26 Grammy ceremony were up almost 50% from the previous week, with the album jumping from No. 10 to No. 4 on the Billboard magazine Top 200. But the question remains: Will "Falling Into You," which was released more than a year ago and has already sold 7 million copies, be able to sustain long-range sales momentum? History is on its side.
NEWS
January 11, 1996
Waiting almost two hours for Alanis Morissette to show at UC Irvine last week was no problem for the lucky 2,000 who held tickets to the sold-out concert. They passed the time in line kicking hacky sacks, getting to know the fans next to them or working on their Alanis worship.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 6, 1996
Would someone please explain to me what the fuss over Alanis Morissette is all about? ("1995: Nothin' but a She Thing," Calendar, Dec. 30). As best as I can tell, she's just another female singer who has the male rock critics all ga-ga because she writes sexually graphic songs; isn't that why Liz Phair was so loved, even though no one bought her albums? "You Oughta Know" was OK the first two hearings, but her caterwauling voice made me lose interest quickly. From the little I could bear to listen to, "Jagged Little Pill" gave me a jagged little headache.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 8, 1996 | Steve Hochman
*** 1/2 ALANIS MORISSETTE, "Jagged Little Pill," Maverick/Reprise. Like Dylan and Lennon, Morissette leaves no doubt that both her bile and bliss come straight from the heart. A fresh talent who's determined to let her feelings out, whether with a snarl or a smile. * Albums and other items in the Gift Guide are rated on a scale of one star (poor), two stars (fair), three stars (good) and four stars (excellent).
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