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Pieces of You

JewelAudio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (404 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (February 28, 1995)
  • Original Release Date: February 28, 1995
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Atlantic
  • ASIN: B000002J2S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (404 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,467 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Who Will Save Your Soul
2. Pieces Of You
3. Little Sister
4. Foolish Games
5. Near You Always
6. Painters
7. Morning Song
8. Adrian
9. I'm Sensitive
10. You Were Meant For Me
11. Don't
12. Daddy
13. Angel Standing By
14. Amen

Editorial Reviews

Jewel's debut album, Pieces of You, reveals a special voice--strong and focused on both the whispery verses and the hooky choruses. The recording also exposes an unfortunate tendency to present trite, hackneyed sentiments as if they were oracular visions from a young prophet to a jaded world. For the most part, Jewel sings to her own acoustic guitar accompaniment, but she has a lot more in common with, say, the Indigo Girls or Lisa Loeb than with Judy Collins or Nanci Griffith. Despite her soft soprano and pretty melodies, her songs have an iconoclastic edge which make her more of an unplugged alternative rocker than a folkie. Her songs too often betray their origins as written verse in their hard-to-sing meters, unmusical phrasing, and diary-like pronouncements. Nonetheless, a few numbers, such as "Morning Song" and "You Were Meant for Me," show a spark of humor about romance, and hint that Jewel may yet write songs worthy of her remarkable voice. --Geoffrey Himes

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Certified at 11 million units by the RIAA. (2/01)

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46 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Raw, Driving Talent April 16, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I have owned this CD since it was released several years ago. This is an excellent example of how powerful a minimalistic style of music can be. Jewel's debut CD ranks up there with the works of Tori Amos and Sarah McLachlan's,matching their drive and angst that allows them to create music that is a pure art form.

I was sorry to see Jewel become more pop with her following releases. I wish she would have followed more in the direction she was trying to go in in "Pieces of You." Her simple style music accompanied with her enchanting voice was a delight to the ears, as well as the soul. Her songs, like Tori Amos's touched on many different important subjects such as poverty, abuse, friendships, drug abuse, prejudice, love, and death.

This CD belongs in any collection of people who enjoy poetic lyrics with a strong message and a purist style of music. Jewel wrote all these songs herself and this album was recorded in a coffee shop in California. It has depth and loads of talent. I just love how simplistic music meshes so well with her breathy vocals and strong lyrics. This CD gets Five stars from me. It is excellent!
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, moving, and wondrous debut December 16, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Years now since I first heard the opening track, but still I remember the thrill I felt at its soaring, apostolic tone and its stunningly relevant lyrics about keeping oneself rooted amid the shallow bustle of life. That Jewel was so young when she wrote and performed that masterpiece speaks even today of the power of her talent and creativity.

And that the rest of the cd almost is as good still amazes me. "Pieces of You" and "Near You Always" are wonderful songs that will sneak right into your heart. But there are others, like "Foolish Games", with its heartbreaking, terribly accurate depiction of grief, love, and loss, "I'm Sensitive", with its anthem to hope and the heart, and "You Were Meant For Me", which is as breathtaking, powerful, and raw a musical expression of loss and love as any I ever have heard, that simply climb from the marvelous and into the sublime.

Pieces of You may be the most original, deep, and powerful expression of American music since, perhaps, Blue, by Joni Mitchell.

I rarely praise anything this much, but this is simply a great cd in every sense of the word. If, somehow, you've reached this point, almost inconceivably to me, without knowing of its power and richness, I'm delighted for you, because the music on what should become your newest discovery is such that, once you've heard it, you never will forget.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars She should stay like this forever! November 30, 2001
Format:Audio CD
This is a beautiful CD and by far in my opinion the best album ever in a rock genre, and is overall great music compared to any genre. I remember getting this album for my 12th birthday in the summer of 1997 close to when it came out. It still doesn't seem that long ago, really. This album is so good, that no matter how good Jewel's subsequent albums are, this one will always be my favorite. I take this CD everywhere I travel. "Who Will Save Your Soul" is my favorite track and by coincidence her first single. I love it so much and it puts me in a bright-spirited mood at any time of the year, and it'll feel like it's summer again! LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT! Don't let this one song fool you, because it isn't relevent to the rest of the album. The rest of the album is just as good, but more mellow, folky and alternative with her acoustic guitar as the main instrument. (Play that thang, girl!) But just with her guitar and vocals, she can pass any song as good. But because these songs are too mellow for pop radio, "You Were Meant For Me" and "Foolish Games" (a piano song, not guitar) had to be rerecorded. The "You Were Meant For Me" radio version is better than the album one, but with "Foolish Games" vice-versa. Jewel is a musical genius: her pretty, sweet, and wide-range vocals, her instrument-playing, and especially her songwriting. (Not to mention other fields like bookwriter, artist and actress) Her lyrics are complex and poetic many times telling stories, yet at the same time I can relate to what she's saying, especially in "I'm Sensitive". "Pieces Of You" (the title track) promotes a clear and obvious anti-discrimmination message. I'll have you know that the songs "Little Sister" and "Daddy" are NOT biographical, Jewel doesn't even have a sister! Read more ›
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jewel's Best By Far May 13, 2006
A Kid's Review
Format:Audio CD
I am 12, and I have a copies of all of Jewel's album, minus the Christmas one, which I have no interest in buying. Jewel is not my favorite artist-Tori Amos is-but she is one of them, about equal on my favorites list with Alicia Keys. If you think that the likes of Hilary Duff and Lindsay Lohan are the best you can get from teen singers, you haven't heard Jewel. Some voices get better with age, but Jewel's was at her prime when she was nineteen. In my opinion, Pieces of You's best track is the title song, which is not asimilar to Fat Boy, off of Spirit, Jewel's sophomore release. Jewel's guitar playing is dark, and her voice is crystalline. It has great lyrics. Daddy is another lyrically brilliant song, this time about white supremacists. Sampling: "'Cause I'm your creation/I'm your love/Daddy/Grew up to be and do all those sick things you said that I would do/Well last night I saw you sneak out your window with your white hood/Daddy".

Who Will Save Your Soul would be a five-star songs if not for the somewhat offensive religious overtones. But it's cute and swingy, and also very, very easy to get stuck in your head. Painters is the saddest song I know; it always chokes me up a little. (Great Line: "They thought blueprints were too sad/So they made them yellow.") But the song is also the album's best track vocally. On Adrian, Jewel's voice takes on an Impressionistic tone (Impressionistic, in case someone doesn't know, means intentionally naive and/or childlike) which seems to really fit the song's mood. On You Were Meant For Me, it becomes full and choky, seemingly to call that lover back to her, whoever he was.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is an excellent example of how powerful a minimalistic style of...
I have owned this CD since it was released several years ago. This is an excellent example of how powerful a minimalistic style of music can be. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Steve Garcia
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
I enjoy all of Jewel's music but especially this CD.
Published 4 days ago by JAY DUB
5.0 out of 5 stars Her best album
I know Jewel's released a greatest hits album, but for me, this will always be her best album. The songs are powerful and honest, the kind of stuff you go to slam poetry gigs for. Read more
Published 12 days ago by William Carter
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful
Love the CD and the ability to download it immediately is awesome as well.
Published 1 month ago by Chelsea
JEWEL WILL ALWAYS HAVE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL FEMALE VOICE OF ALL TIME! Seriously! I have been following her career from the beginning, I have seen her in concert 6 times, woodstock... Read more
Published 5 months ago by SimonsGirl-ScentMaster
5.0 out of 5 stars she is living breathing art
The precious creature we all know as Jewel Kelcher needs a special ratings Page with 10 stars on it . Read more
Published 7 months ago by glenn Tshudy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
I enjoy listening to the songs and music that comes from this CD. Jewel is very talented and a nice voice!
Published 8 months ago by Grandma
5.0 out of 5 stars timeless...
Timeless album. If you are a late twenty something female, the chance of you loving one or more songs on this album is pretty high.
Published 9 months ago by rachel suzanne zepp
5.0 out of 5 stars Jewel
I have always had a fondness for Jewel. Her style is very eloquent. She is very versatile in her singing and believe or not her yoodling. Read more
Published 9 months ago by James D. Weinberg
5.0 out of 5 stars Soul Soothing Songstress...
I love to listen to Jewels songs. Each one is quite Exceptional. It's as thou she voices what my soul is not able to vocalize: thoughts and feelings as well as insight. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Mountain Mama's Carol
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