internationally renowned singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette’s greatest hits CD, The Collection, will see its vinyl debut this summer.
The Collection will be available on August 25 as a 2-LP on black vinyl. A transparent grape-vinyl version will be available the same day exclusively from HMV, as well as your local Record Store Day indie retailer.
The Collection covers the seven-time Grammy® Award-winner’s career between 1995 and 2005, when the Canadian popstar first broke out in the States.
It includes a handful of Morissette’s well-known singles, several soundtrack selections, and her performance of Seal’s hit Crazy, which debuted on The Collection in 2005.
Five songs from her number 1 album, Jagged Little Pill (1995), appear on the set, including the smash singles You Oughta Know, Ironic, and You Learn.
The album catapulted Morissette to global stardom, earning her five Grammy® awards, including Album of the Year. The record was certified 16x platinum, selling over 33 million copies worldwide. It is the 16th best-selling album of all time in the U.S. and the third best-selling album by a female artist.
Morissette returned in 1998 with the triple-platinum album Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, which is represented on The Collection by a trio of songs, including the Top 20 hit Thank You. Hands Clean from her 2002 platinum album,
Under Rug Swept, is featured along with Eight Easy Steps from 2004’s So-Called Chaos.
Several songs on The Collection weren’t released on Morissette’s studio albums, like Princes Familiar from her 1999 gold-certified MTV Unplugged album and Sister Blister from the 2002 compilation Feast on Scraps.
A few of the singer’s soundtrack contributions are featured here, including Still from Kevin Smith’s 1999 film, Dogma, where Morissette played the role of God.
The Collection 2-LP Track Listing is as follows: Side One: Thank You / Head Over Feet / Eight Easy Steps / Everything / Crazy (James Michael Mix) Side Two: Ironic / Princes Familiar / You Learn / Simple Together / You Oughta Know Side Three: That I Would Be Good / Sister Blister / Hands Clean / Mercy (From The Prayer Cycle) Side Four: Still / Uninvited / Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall In Love) / Hand In My Pocket / So Unsexy (Vancouver Sessions 2004).