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Jewel to Issue First Hits Compilation Next Week

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Jewel Greatest HitsRhino will release the first-ever compilation by country/pop singer-songwriter Jewel next Tuesday.

Known for her unique voice and lyrical style and oft-repeated backstory – an Alaska-raised talent who famously honed her skills in West Coast coffeehouses, often while living out of her van – Jewel burst onto the scene with 1995’s Pieces of You, which spun off three hit singles including the Grammy-nominated “Who Will Save Your Soul,” “You Were Meant for Me” and “Foolish Games” (the latter two of which peaked at No. 2). Ultimately, the album moved 12 million copies, and Jewel was nominated for a Grammy for Best New Artist.

In the late ’90s and early ’00s, Jewel continued finding success with the right mix of countrified pop, honed by killer producers like Patrick Leonard and Dann Huff. She perhaps turned heads the most – if not inspiring as much record sales – with 2003’s 0304, an all-pop record that spun-off the club-ready “Intuition,” known for its humorous video sending up the MTV-ready performers of the time.

Jewel’s continued to put out country-pop records, and even ventured into music for kids with Lullaby (2009), and this single-disc compilation surveys that whole run up to now. In addition to 13 of her most beloved singles (some of which feature in their original single mixes, rather than the more common LP versions), she’s cut a new single, “Two Hearts Breaking,” and re-recorded two of her earliest smashes as group efforts. The new “You Were Meant for Me” features Miranda Lambert’s side group Pistol Annies while the re-recorded “Foolish Games” is a duet with American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson.

Available next Tuesday, February 5, you can pre-order the set and view the full track list after the jump.

Greatest Hits (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.) (Atlantic/Rhino 534620-2, 2013)

  1. Who Will Save Your Soul
  2. You Were Meant for Me (Album Edit)
  3. Foolish Games
  4. Hands
  5. Down So Long
  6. Jupiter (Swallow the Moon) (Single Version)
  7. Standing Still
  8. Break Me (Radio Remix)
  9. Intuition
  10. Good Day
  11. Stronger Woman (Radio Edit)
  12. Somewhere Over the Rainbow
  13. Satisfied (Radio Edit)
  14. You Were Meant for Me (feat. Pistol Annies)
  15. Foolish Games (feat. Kelly Clarkson)
  16. Two Hearts Breaking

Tracks 1-3 from Pieces of You (Atlantic, 1995)
Tracks 4-6 from Spirit (Atlantic, 1998)
Tracks 7-8 from This Way (Atlantic, 2001)
Track 9 from 0304 (Atlantic, 2003)
Track 10 from Goodbye Alice in Wonderland (Atlantic, 2006)
Track 11 from Perfectly Clear (Valory, 2008)
Track 12 from Lullaby (Fisher-Price/Somerset, 2009)
Track 13 from Sweet & Wild (Valory, 2010)
Tracks 14-16 are new recordings

Written by Mike Duquette

February 1, 2013 at 12:30

Posted in Compilations, Jewel, News

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  1. may pick this up….

    Jim Regan (@Jbones72)

    February 1, 2013 at 14:51

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