Hear an Unreleased Song From Alanis Morissette’s ‘Jagged Little Pill’ Sessions


It’s been 20 years since Alanis Morissette’s seminal debut Jagged Little Pill (yup, you’re that old), so it’s ripe for a reissue. The ’90s alt icon is re-releasing the record in a four-disc Collector’s Edition, bundled with an embossed journal featuring lyrics “handpicked” by Morissette. And to promote the reissues, she’s shared a previously unreleased track from the recording session.

“Superstar Wonderful Weirdos” is mostly pleasant, and wouldn’t sound out of place at the ’98 Lilith Fair, but it’s clear why it didn’t fit with the rest of Jagged Little Pill. Morissette’s vocals are instantly recognizable, but the acoustic strumming and hokey harmonica solo doesn’t jibe with Pill‘s abrasive tone. The vocals are a bit rough, hinting that the song was scrapped before it was completely finished; there’s even a silly “dooo dooo doo mah mah mah mah” left on the end of the tape, with an adorable giggle that might hint at the mood in the recording sessions.

Jagged Little Pill: Collector’s Edition is out on October 30, will feature a “Deluxe Edition” remastered version of the original album with 10 unreleased demos, the 2005 release Jagged Little Pill Acoustic, and footage from Morissette’s first U.K. show, a previously unreleased 1995 set at Subterranea in London.