Pieces of You

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Pieces of You
Studio album by Jewel
Released February 28, 1995
Recorded 1994
Genre Folk, alternative, folk rock
Length 58:31
Label Atlantic
Producer Ben Keith
Jewel chronology
Pieces of You
(1995)
Spirit
(1998)
Pieces of You (Re-release)
Studio album by Jewel
Released May 27, 1997
Recorded 1994 (album only tracks)
1996–1997 (Singles)
Label Atlantic
Producer Ben Keith
Jewel chronology
Pieces of You
(1997)
Spirit
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau C−[2]
Entertainment Weekly C+[3]

Pieces of You is the debut studio album by American singer-songwriter Jewel, released on February 28, 1995 by Atlantic Recordings. Though it made little impact initially, "Who Will Save Your Soul" eventually received airplay and the album peaked at #4 on Billboard 200 almost exactly two years after its release. The album was[4] certified 12× Platinum for shipments of 12 million copies in the U.S., making it one of the best selling debut albums of all time. It was produced by Ben Keith, who has also produced works for artists such as Neil Young and Patsy Cline. Other hits included "Foolish Games" and "You Were Meant for Me" as well as the UK single "Morning Song".

After two years, the album was re-released featuring the re-recorded versions of "You Were Meant for Me" and "Foolish Games". Despite a somewhat mixed critical response, the album is listed as one of the "Definitive 200" by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.[5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Who Will Save Your Soul"   Jewel Kilcher 4:00
2. "Pieces of You"   Kilcher 4:15
3. "Little Sister"   Kilcher 2:29
4. "Foolish Games"   Kilcher 5:39
5. "Near You Always"   Kilcher 3:08
6. "Painters"   Kilcher 6:43
7. "Morning Song"   Kilcher 3:35
8. "Adrian"   Kilcher, Steve Poltz 7:02
9. "I'm Sensitive"   Kilcher 2:54
10. "You Were Meant for Me"   Kilcher, Poltz 4:13
11. "Don't"   Kilcher 3:34
12. "Daddy"   Kilcher 3:49
13. "Angel Standing By"   Kilcher 2:38
14. "Amen"   Kilcher 4:32
Total length:
58:31
Japanese bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
15. "Emily"   Kilcher 3:10
16. "Foolish Games" (edit) Kilcher 4:00
New Zealand bonus disc/US vinyl bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
15. "Emily" (from the motion picture The Crossing Guard) Kilcher 3:15
16. "Rocker Girl"   Kilcher 1:44
17. "Everything Breaks"   Kilcher 3:21
18. "Cold Song"   Kilcher 1:03
19. "Angel Needs a Ride"   Kilcher 4:17

Personnel[edit]

Production personnel[edit]

  • Producer: Ben Keith
  • Engineers: Tim Mulligans, John Nowlands
  • Assistant engineers: John Dixon, John Mausmann
  • Mixing: Gene Eichelberger, Tim Mulligans, John Nowlands, Joe Baldrige
  • Mastering: Tim Mulligans
  • A&R: Jenny Price
  • Production coordination: Gena Maria Rankins
  • Digital editing: Tim Mulligans
  • Arrangers: Charlotte Caffey, Jewel
  • Art direction: John Codling
  • Photography: Hugh Hales-Tooke

Charts and certifications[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r210000
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (July 23, 1996). Robert Christgau: Consumer Guide July 23, 1996. The Village Voice. Village Voice Media. Retrieved on 2011-07-02.
  3. ^ Browne, David (1997-08-15). "Pieces of You Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-04-29. 
  4. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/957692/ask-billboard-jewel-ciara-ricky-martin
  5. ^ http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000062961&plgroup=1&plpage=3
  6. ^ a b "Jewel - Artist Chart History". Allmusic. Retrieved December 15, 2007.
  7. ^ a b c d e f [1] Retrieved January 11, 2008.
  8. ^ "Jewel - New Zealand Chart Positions". charts.org.nz. Retrieved December 15, 2007.
  9. ^ "Chart log Candy J. – JX". zobbel.de. Retrieved December 15, 2007.
  10. ^ "ARIA Charts - End of Year Charts - Top 100 Albums 1997". ARIA. Retrieved August 7, 2014. 
  11. ^ Geoff Mayfield (December 25, 1999). 1999 The Year in Music Totally '90s: Diary of a Decade - The listing of Top Pop Albums of the '90s & Hot 100 Singles of the '90s. Billboard. Retrieved October 15, 2010. 
  12. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2001 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  13. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Jewel – Pieces of You". Music Canada. 
  14. ^ "Dutch album certifications – Jewel – Pieces of You" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. 
  15. ^ "Norwegian album certifications – Jewel – Pieces of You". IFPI Norway. Archived from the original on 2012-11-05. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  16. ^ "American album certifications – Jewel – Pieces of You". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  17. ^ Trust, Gary (2010-06-18). "Ask Billboard: Jewel, Ciara, Ricky Martin". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-05-02.