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American singer/songwriter Jewell will reissue her 1995 debut album Pieces of You on vinyl this month.
Though Pieces of You failed to chart when first released, the album later gained the attention of the public after Jewell was invited by Bob Dylan to open for him on tour. Two years later, the album was re-released featuring re-recordings of the hit singles You Were Meant For Me, and Foolish Games (which was also featured on the Batman and Robin soundtrack). It would become a major hit for Jewell — being certified 12X Platinum.
Though Pieces of You was met with a mixed critical response, it would later be listed at number 64 on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Definitive 200.
According to the release put out by Craft Records:
The 2-LP vinyl features five bonus tracks that originally appeared as B-sides on the album’s single releases, with lacquers cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering and pressed at Memphis Record Pressing. Barnes & Noble also will be selling an exclusive blue vinyl version.
Pieces of You will be released February 15th.
Los Angeles, CA – Craft Recordings is pleased to announce their upcoming reissue of Pieces of You, the debut album from Jewel, one of the most successful singer-songwriters of all time. Long out-of-print, Craft Recordings reissues this landmark album on February 15th. Like the original, the 2-LP vinylfeatures five bonus tracks that originally appeared as B-sides on the album’s single releases, with lacquers cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering and pressed at Memphis Record Pressing. Barnes & Noble also will be selling an exclusive blue vinyl version.
Acclaimed American singer-songwriter-poet Jewel has enjoyed career longevity rare among her generation of artists. Since achieving international stardom over 20 years ago, Jewel has emerged as a charismatic live performer and a respected songwriter with 12 studio albums, four GRAMMY® nominations, and over 30 million albums sold worldwide.
Signed before she was 19, Jewel credits her great mentors Bob Dylan, and Neil Young who took the time to encourage her as a young artist, advising her to take risks and make music she is authentically interested in. Pieces of You was released in 1995, recorded in a studio on Neil Young’s ranch, and included Young’s backing band, The Stray Gators. The album stayed on the Billboard 200 chart for two years (peaking at #4) and spawned Top 10 hits including the certified platinum single “You Were Meant for Me,“ “Who Will Save Your Soul,” and “Foolish Games.” Described by Rolling Stone as “a record that carved out a perfectly confessional, coffeehouse niche between the decline of grunge and the rise of slinky pop princess.” The album also reached mainstream success, going on to sell over 12 million copies and becoming certified 12x platinum ─ making it one of the best-selling debut albums of all time.
Jewel’s versatile music career has spanned seven studio albums ranging in genre from pop, folk and country. In addition to singing and songwriting, Jewel is also a successful actress and philanthropist. In 1997, Jewel founded her water charity and brought clean water to 15 countries. Recently, she partnered with the Inspiring Children Foundation to start the Never Broken Foundation and online program. This program makes mindfulness and emotional intelligence tools available to the masses at no cost. A lifelong passion of growth and health is helping Jewel become the spokesperson of modern-day wellness and mindfulness. Jewel’s “Whole Human” philosophy is designed to help people gain tone and strength in all areas of their life, most importantly as friends, associates, and contributes to society.
Pieces of You Track Listing:
1. Who Will Save Your Soul
2. Pieces Of You
3. Little Sister
4. Foolish Games
5. Near You Always
7. Morning Song
9. I’m Sensitive
10. You Were Meant For Me
13. Angel Standing By
Vinyl-Only Bonus Tracks:
2. Rocker Girl
3. Everything Breaks
4. Cold Song
5. Angel Needs A Ride
Click here to stream and pre-order Pieces of You.