Jagged Little Pill Acoustic Tour
frequently are more mellow, but ironically this show is an exception
to the rule. Alanis Morissette and Jason Mraz rocked the classic
Paramount Theater in Oakland on their Jagged Little Pill Acoustic 10
year anniversary tour. The show's acoustic arrangements didn't lack
the energy of the originals. "So Pure" maintained its spunky,
playful beat. "You Oughta Know" was slowed down, but still gripping.
Alanis, known for her thought provoking lyrics, which
over her career have evolved from dark and angry like "You Oughta
Know" to playful and fun like "So Pure". The unplugged format
allowed her storytelling to come to life with her lyrics filling the
opera style theater like an aria.
Backed only by a plain black curtain and a table--on
which sat a lamp and a slew of framed photographs--Morissette kicked
off her show with a striking a cappella version of "Your House," a
hidden track from "Jagged Little Pill."
After a standing ovation, the curtain dropped to
reveal her band and a complex set, which resembled a living room,
with furniture and knick-knacks.
Sitting on a stool in
the middle of her "living room," Morissette tackled "Not the Doctor"
and "Perfect" before playing crowd favorite "Head Over Feet," which
got the audience even more involved and singing along.