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Alanis Morissette
Jagged Little Pill Acoustic Tour

Acoustic shows 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.

 

 


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