Alanis Prepares 'Feast' Of Unreleased Material
Alanis Morissette, fresh off the tour supporting her March release "Under Rug Swept" (Maverick/Warner Bros.), is readying for a Dec. 10 release "Feast on Scraps," a combined CD-and-DVD package featuriAlanis Morissette, fresh off the tour supporting her March release "Under Rug Swept" (Maverick/Warner Bros.), is readying for a Dec. 10 release "Feast on Scraps," a combined CD-and-DVD package featuring a live concert video and a selection of unreleased recordings from the "Under Rug Swept" sessions.
The DVD comprises a concert recorded Aug. 13 in Rotterdam, Holland, featuring tunes from throughout Morissette's career, including "Ironic," "Thank U," "You Oughta Know," "Hand in My Pocket," and "21 Things I Want In a Lover." It also includes a bounty of backstage and behind-the-scenes footage following the artist through the writing and recording of "Under Rug Swept" and its ensuing tour.
The bonus CD included in "Feast on Scraps" will include eight songs that were recorded in the "Under Rug Swept" sessions, including "Sister Blister" and "Sorry to Myself," which were both included as bonus tracks on the Japanese version of the album. "Unprodigal Daughter" and "Purgatorying," two more cuts on the bonus CD, are also performed on the DVD concert. Further, the bonus disc will also include an acoustic version of the album's single "Hands Clean."
"I just could not face the idea of letting all of these songs go," the artist told Billboard in March of the bonus tracks. "They're all precious to me. It's just a matter of finding the right framework in which to share them with the world."
"Under Rug Swept" debuted atop The Billboard 200 in March and has sold 925,000 copies to date in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Hands Clean" peaked at No. 23 on the Billboard Hot 100.