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Unreleased Alanis Morissette demo “Closer Than You Might Believe” surfaces — listen

on September 29, 2015, 11:21am

On October 30th, Alanis Morissette’s iconic Jagged Little Pill will be reissued in celebration of its 20th anniversary. Due out through Rhino Records, the four-disc “Collector’s Edition” boasts a remastered copy of the album, a disc of unreleased bonus material, a previously unreleased London concert circa 1995, and a copy of 2005’s Jagged Little Pill Acoustic.

Ahead of its release, a demo from the second disc entitled “Closer Than You Might Believe” has been unearthed. “This song was from the songs that Glen Ballard and I wrote together leading up to the writing of Jagged Little Pill,” Morissette told Rolling Stone of the track, which is led by the singer-songwriter’s distinct, telling vocals and the gentle strum of a guitar.

“This was when we were writing music and lyrics together,” she explained. “Once we got into the zone, after the writing of ‘Ironic’, I would go on to write the lyrics myself, and the music with Glen. This song was about my lamenting the fact that Iwas relegated to the ‘friend zone’ with someone I cared deeply about in a romantic way. I had yet to begin writing as intensely or autobiographically. That began as soon as we wrote the song ‘Perfect’.”

Listen in below.

Jagged Little Pill: Collector’s Edition Tracklist:

Disc One: 2015 Remaster
01. All I Really Want
02. You Oughta Know
03. Perfect
04. Hand In My Pocket
05. Right Through You
06. Forgiven
07. You Learn
08. Head Over Feet
09. Mary Jane
10. Ironic
11. Not The Doctor
12. Wake Up
13. You Oughta Know (Jimmy The Saint Blend) / Your House” (A Capella)

Disc Two: Demos (Previously Unreleased
01. The Bottom Line
02. Superstar Wonderful Weirdos
03. Closer Than You Might Believe
04. No Avalon
05. Comfort
06. Gorgeous
07. King Of Intimidation
08. Death Of Cinderella
09. London”
10.These Are The Thoughts

Disc Three: Jagged Little Pill Acoustic
01. All I Really Want
02. You Oughta Know
03. Perfect
04. Hand In My Pocket
05. Right Through You
06. Forgiven
07. You Learn
08. Head Over Feet
09. Mary Jane
10. Ironic
11. Not The Doctor
12. Wake Up / Your House

Disc Four: Live At Subterranean, London 09/28/95 (Previously Unreleased)
01. All I Really Want
02. Right Through You
03. Not The Doctor
04. Hand In My Pocket
05. Mary Jane
06. Ironic
07. You Learn
08. Forgiven
09. You Oughta Know
10. Wake Up
11. Head Over Feet
12. Perfect