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Released: February 28, 1995

Rating: 3.600 (average of 5 ratings)

Genre: adult alternative rock

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. Who Will Save Your Soul
  2. Pieces of You
  3. Little Sister
  4. Foolish Games
  5. Near You Always
  6. Painters
  7. Morning Song
  8. Adrian
  9. I’m Sensitive
  10. You Were Meant for Me
  11. Don’t
  12. Daddy
  13. Angel Standing By
  14. Amen


sales in U.S. only 12 million
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 12 million


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 4
peak on U.K. album chart --

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • Who Will Save Your Soul (5/4/96) #4a US, #29 AC, #14 MR
  • You Were Meant for Me (11/30/96) #2 US, #32 UK, #1 AC, #26 MR. Platinum single.
  • Foolish Games (8/16/97) #1a US, #4 AC
  • Morning Song (11/3/98) --


Rated one of the top 1000 albums of all time by Dave’s Music Database. Click to learn more. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame/NARM’s Definitive Albums

Pieces of You
Pieces of You is a charming debut that is somewhat undone by its own naïveté. Jewel has a rich voice and an innocent, beguiling charm that makes Who Will Save Your Soul, I’m Sensitive, and You Were Meant for Me – songs with slight, simple lyrics and catchy, sweet melodies – quite endearing; they sound like a high-school diary brought to life” (Erlewine).

“Songs this simple and sweet need clean, direct arrangements, but Pieces of You was largely recorded live, which means it often sounds ragged and rough. ‘Who Will Save Your Soul,’ ‘You Were Meant for Me,’ and Foolish Games were all re-recorded before they became hit singles, and all three are superior in their single versions, since these live album cuts sound hurried. It’s an unfortunate situation, since the slapdash production emphasizes the awkwardness of the lesser songs” (Erlewine).

“Still, Pieces of You has enough charm to make it an ingratiating debut, even if the album doesn't quite fulfill Jewel's potential” (Erlewine).

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Last updated April 6, 2008.