Pieces of You

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Pieces of You
Studio album by Jewel
ReleasedFebruary 28, 1995
Recorded1994
GenreAdult contemporary, pop-rock, folk
Length58:31
LabelAtlantic
ProducerBen Keith
Jewel chronology
Pieces of You
(1995)
Spirit
(1998)
 
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Pieces of You
Studio album by Jewel
ReleasedFebruary 28, 1995
Recorded1994
GenreAdult contemporary, pop-rock, folk
Length58:31
LabelAtlantic
ProducerBen Keith
Jewel chronology
Pieces of You
(1995)
Spirit
(1998)
Pieces of You (Re-release)
Studio album by Jewel
ReleasedMay 27, 1997
Recorded1994 (Album only tracks)
1996-1997(Singles)
GenreAdult contemporary, pop-rock, folk
LabelAtlantic
ProducerBen Keith
Jewel chronology
Pieces of You
(1995)
Spirit
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauC−[2]
Entertainment WeeklyC+[3]

Pieces of You is the debut album by singer/songwriter Jewel, released in 1995 (see 1995 in music) for Atlantic Recordings. Though it made little impact initially, "Who Will Save Your Soul" eventually received airplay and the album peaked at #4 on Billboard 200 almost exactly 2 years after its release. The album was[4] certified 12× Platinum for shipments of 12 million copies in the U.S., making it one of the best selling debut albums of all time. It was produced by Ben Keith, who has also produced works for artists such as Neil Young and Patsy Cline. Other hits include "Foolish Games" and "You Were Meant for Me" as well as the UK single "Morning Song."

After two years, the album was re-released featuring the re-recorded versions of "You Were Meant for Me" and "Foolish Games."

Despite a somewhat mixed critical response, the album is listed as one of the "Definitive 200" by the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. [5]

Contents

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Jewel, except where noted.

#TitleWritersLength
U.S. edition
1."Who Will Save Your Soul"Jewel Kilcher4:00
2."Pieces of You"Kilcher4:15
3."Little Sister"Kilcher2:29
4."Foolish Games"Kilcher5:39
5."Near You Always"Kilcher3:08
6."Painters"Kilcher6:43
7."Morning Song"Kilcher3:35
8."Adrian"Jewel Kilcher, Steve Poltz7:02
9."I'm Sensitive"Kilcher2:54
10."You Were Meant for Me"Kilcher, Poltz4:13
10."You Were Meant for Me (Radio Edit)" for Re-releaseKilcher, Poltz3:49
11."Don't"Kilcher3:34
12."Daddy"Kilcher3:49
13."Angel Standing By"Kilcher2:38
14."Amen"Kilcher4:32
Bonus track for some countries / re-release
15."Foolish Games (Edit)"Kilcher4:00
Bonus tracks for Japan
15."Emily (From the movie 'The Crossing Guard')"Kilcher3:10
16."Foolish Games (Edit)"Kilcher4:00
#TitleWriters

New Zealand bonus disc / US Vinyl bonus tracks

1."Emily"Jewel Kilcher
2."Rocker Girl"Kilcher
4."Everything Breaks"Kilcher
4."Cold Song"Kilcher
5."Angel Needs a Ride"Kilcher

Personnel[edit]

Production personnel[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1995)Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Heatseekers[6]4
Chart (1996)Peak
position
Australian ARIA Albums Chart5
Austria Album Chart[7]30
Belgium Ultratop Album Chart (Flanders)[7]49
France Album Chart[7]69
Netherlands Album Chart[7]12
New Zealand Albums Chart[8]1
Norway Album Chart[7]5
Sweden Album Chart[7]20
UK Albums Chart[9]82
U.S. Billboard 200[6]4

End of decade charts[edit]

Chart (1990–1999)Position
U.S. Billboard 200[10]35

Sales and certifications[edit]

RegionCertificationSales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[11]6× Platinum420,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[12]8× Platinum800,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[13]Platinum100,000^
New Zealand (RIANZ)[citation needed]5× Platinum75,000^
Norway (IFPI Norway)[14]Gold25,000*
United States (RIAA)[15]12× Platinum8,753,000[16]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r210000
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (July 23, 1996). Robert Christgau: Consumer Guide July 23, 1996. The Village Voice. Village Voice Media. Retrieved on 2011-07-02.
  3. ^ Browne, David (1997-08-15). "Pieces of You Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-04-29. 
  4. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/957692/ask-billboard-jewel-ciara-ricky-martin
  5. ^ http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000062961&plgroup=1&plpage=3
  6. ^ a b "Jewel - Artist Chart History". Allmusic. Retrieved December 15, 2007.
  7. ^ a b c d e f [1] Retrieved January 11, 2008.
  8. ^ "Jewel - New Zealand Chart Positions". charts.org.nz. Retrieved December 15, 2007.
  9. ^ "Chart log Candy J. – JX". zobbel.de. Retrieved December 15, 2007.
  10. ^ Geoff Mayfield (December 25, 1999). 1999 The Year in Music Totally '90s: Diary of a Decade - The listing of Top Pop Albums of the '90s & Hot 100 Singles of the '90s. Billboard. Retrieved October 15, 2010. 
  11. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2001 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  12. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Jewel – Pieces of You". Music Canada. 
  13. ^ "Dutch album certifications – Jewel – Pieces of You" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. 
  14. ^ "Norwegian album certifications – Jewel – Pieces of You". IFPI Norway. Archived from the original on 2012-11-05. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  15. ^ "American album certifications – Jewel – Pieces of You". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  16. ^ Trust, Gary (2010-06-18). "Ask Billboard: Jewel, Ciara, Ricky Martin". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-05-02.