This Way (Jewel album)

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This Way
Studio album by Jewel
Released November 13, 2001
Recorded November, 2000 - August, 2001
Genre Pop rock, folk
Length 58:42
Label Atlantic
Producer Jewel, Dann Huff, John Kurzweg
Jewel chronology
Spirit
(1998)
This Way
(2001)
0304
(2003)
Singles from This Way
  1. "Standing Still"
    Released: October 2, 2001
  2. "Break Me"
    Released: 2002
  3. "This Way"
    Released: 2002
  4. "Serve the Ego"
    Released: September 24, 2002
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 59/100 [1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars [2]
Blender Magazine 2/5 stars [3]
Entertainment Weekly C−[4]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars [5]
Slant 3/5 stars [6]

This Way is the third album by singer/songwriter Jewel, released in 2001, through Atlantic Records. She was looking for a raw, live-sounding album, leading her to be involved in the album's production.[7] Singles included the hits "Standing Still" and "Break Me" as well as the eponymous track "This Way," which was also featured on the soundtrack to the film Life or Something Like It. Lastly, "Serve the Ego" was remixed by Hani Num and Mike Rizzo and became a number one hit on the US Club charts. The album debuted at number 9 on Billboard 200 with first week sales of 140,000 units. As of 2007, the album has sold over 1.5 million copies in the United States and has been certified platinum by the RIAA. This Way reached #6 in Australia[8] and has since been certified Platinum.[9]

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by Jewel Kilcher, except where noted.

  1. "Standing Still" (Kilcher, Rick Nowels) – 4:30
  2. "Jesus Loves You" – 3:20
  3. "Everybody Needs Someone Sometime" – 4:08
  4. "Break Me" – 4:04
  5. "Do You Want to Play?" – 2:55
  6. "Till We Run Out of Road" (Kilcher, Ty Murray) – 4:45
  7. "Serve the Ego" (Kilcher, Cesar Lemos, Itaal Shur) – 4:57
  8. "This Way" (Kilcher, Nowels) – 4:16
  9. "Cleveland" – 4:09
  10. "I Won't Walk Away" (Kilcher, Nowels) – 4:45
  11. "Love Me, Just Leave Me Alone" – 3:47
  12. "The New Wild West" – 4:47

Bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Grey Matter" [live] - 4:35
  2. "Sometimes It Be That Way" [live] - 3:44
  3. "A Long Slow Slide"

Personnel[edit]

  • Jewel - vocals
  • Tim Akers - keyboard
  • Dave Angell - strings
  • Monisa Angell - strings
  • Janet Askey - strings
  • Beth Beeson - strings
  • Lynn Bloom - strings
  • Bekka Bramlett - background vocals
  • Steve Brewster - drums
  • Bruce Christensen - strings
  • Lisa Cochran - background vocals
  • J. T. Corenflos - electric guitar
  • Eric Darken - percussion
  • Dan Dugmore - steel guitar
  • Connie Ellisor - strings
  • Paul Franklin - steel guitar
  • Carl Gorodetzky - strings
  • Kenny Greenberg - electric guitar
  • Gerald Greer - strings
  • Dann Huff - electric guitar
  • Ronn Huff - conductor
  • Gordon Kennedy - electric guitar
  • Anthony LaMarchina - strings
  • Lee Larrison - strings
  • B. James Lowry - acoustic guitar
  • Bob Mason - strings
  • Chris McHugh - drums
  • Jerry McPherson - electric guitar
  • Gene Miller - background vocals
  • Cate Myer - strings
  • Steve Nathan - keyboard
  • Kathryn Plummer - strings
  • Chris Rodrigues - background vocals
  • Pamela Sixfin - strings
  • Jimmie Lee Sloas - bass
  • Calvin Smith - strings
  • Roger Spencer - strings
  • Jackie Street - bass
  • Julie Tanner - strings
  • George Tidwell - trumpet
  • Alan Umstead - strings
  • Catherine Umstead - strings
  • Gary VanOsdale - strings
  • Mary Kathryn Vanosdale - strings
  • Glenn Wanner - strings
  • Robert Owen - acoustic guitar
  • Karen Winkelmann - strings
  • Joy Worland - strings
  • Craig Young - bass
  • Jonathan Yudkin - fiddle, mandolin, cello

Production[edit]

  • Producers: Jewel, Dann Huff, John Kurzweg
  • Executive producers: Lenedra Carroll, Ron Shapiro
  • Engineers: Jeff Balding, John Kurzweg
  • Assistant engineers: David Bryant, Jed Hackett
  • Mixing: Jeff Balding
  • Mastering: Robert Hadley, Doug Sax
  • A&R: Gloria Gabriel
  • Production coordination: Mike "Frog" Griffith
  • Contractor: Carl Gorodetzky
  • Programming: David Lyndon Huff, Tedd T.
  • Drum programming: Wayne Rodrigues
  • Arranger: Mark Goldenberg
  • String arrangements: Ronn Huff
  • Art direction: Chad Farmer
  • Photography: Ellen Von Unwerth
  • Studio Intern(s): Fred Hyser

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Albums Chart [8] 6
New Zealand RIANZ Albums Chart 26
Dutch Albums Top 100 63
Philippines Pop Albums Chart 5
Philippine Rock/Alternative Albums Chart 1
U.S. Billboard 200 9
U.S. Billboard Top Internet Albums 5

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Peak
position
2001 "Standing Still" Australian ARIA Singles Chart[8] 32
2001 "Standing Still" Adult Contemporary 19
2001 "Standing Still" Adult Top 40 3
2001 "Standing Still" The Billboard Hot 100 25
2001 "Standing Still" Top 40 Mainstream 22
2001 "Standing Still" Top 40 Tracks 16
2002 "Standing Still" Top 40 Adult Recurrents 1
2001 "Standing Still" New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart 7
2001 "Standing Still" New Zealand airplay chart 3
2002 "Break Me" Adult Top 40 28
2002 "Break Me" New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart 47
2002 "Serve the Ego" Hot Dance Music/Club Play 1
2002 "Serve the Ego" Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 5
2002 "This Way" Adult Top 40 36

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Critic Reviews for This Way at Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved 2012-04-29. 
  2. ^ This Way (Jewel album) at AllMusic
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ Tyrangiel, Josh (2001-11-23). "This Way Review". Entertainment Weekly. p. 82. Archived from the original on 2009-04-21. Retrieved 2012-06-22. 
  5. ^ Hunter, James (2001-10-30). "Jewel: This Way : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2007-11-08. Retrieved 2012-04-29. 
  6. ^ "Music". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  7. ^ Rojas, Sabrina. "Celebrity Gossip + Entertainment News | VH1 Celebrity". Vh1.com. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  8. ^ a b c Steffen Hung. "Jewel - This Way". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  9. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2004 Albums". Aria.com.au. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 

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