RevieweDVD! Alanis Morissette - Live at Montreux 2012

Alanis Morissette

Live at Montreux 2012 CD/DVD

Eagle Eye Media

On Live at Montreux 2012, her latest live offering and first such collection in nearly a decade, Alanis Morissette does a good job balancing her set list with all things both new and old, including a healthy dose of material off her latest studio release Havoc and Bright Lights (“Guardian,” “Woman Down,” “Numb,” “Havoc”) as well as memorable cuts off her seminal 1995 release Jagged Little Pill (“All I Really Want,” “You Oughta Know,” “Hand In My Pocket,” “You Learn”). Morissette handing over vocal duties on her classic “Ironic” makes the track a highlight of the night, as is hearing the now 38-year-old singer belt out the powerful words that comprise “Head Over Feet.” Morissette only gets stronger as she delves deeper into the night, with the penultimate “Uninvited” amping up the crowd one last time before the night ends with the apt “Thank U,” a perfect sendoff from Morissette to this worthy crowd. And though there is surely an argument to be made here for a different track to close this night, “Thank U” is perhaps the best way for Morissette to express her gratitude to these fans. Unfortunately. this is where the most glaring difference between the CD and DVD comes into play, as the pre-encore "Uninvited" is left off the CD version, which, honestly, causes the ends of the CD's live set to lack a bit. Still, Live at Montreux 2012 is truly a special release that will more than please fans of Morissette from any era, one that proves her sonic entries are the definition of timeless.   

Grade: A