MTV Unplugged
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Live album by Alanis Morissette
Released Template:Flagicon November 9, 1999 (1999-11-09)
Recorded September 18, 1999 (1999-09-18) MTV Unplugged at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York Template:Flagicon
Genre Acoustic rock
Label Maverick, Reprise
Producer Alanis Morissette
Professional reviews
Alanis Morissette chronology

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Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie
MTV Unplugged
Under Rug Swept
Singles from MTV Unplugged
  1. "That I Would Be Good (Live)"
    Released: February 2000
  2. "King of Pain (Live)"
    Released: April 2000
  3. "You Learn (Live)"
    Released: April 2000

MTV Unplugged is the fifth album and first live album by Canadian singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette, released by Maverick Records in the United States on November 9, 1999 (see 1999 in music). It comprises songs performed by Morissette on the television program MTV Unplugged. Twelve tracks were included on the album, but Morissette performed several others, including "Baba", "Thank U" (both from 1998's Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie) and "Your House" (the hidden track on 1995's Jagged Little Pill), during her Unplugged concert. The first single, "That I Would Be Good", was moderately successful, and two other tracks, "King of Pain" (a cover of the song by The Police) and "You Learn" were released as singles outside North America. As of September 2008 the album has sold 646,000 copies in the U.S.[1]

In addition to material from Morissette's first two U.S. albums, MTV Unplugged featured performances of three previously unreleased songs from her tours: "No Pressure over Cappuccino", "Princes Familiar" and "These R the Thoughts". Morissette has stated that "Princes Familiar" in particular is one of her favourite and most vocally challenging songs. She performed it on her 2005 Diamond Wink Tour, where she dedicated it to "all of the Dads in the audience". The ballad "No Pressure over Cappuccino", one of the first songs she wrote following the release of Jagged Little Pill, is presumably about the singer's twin brother, Wade.[citation needed]

Featuring cleaner vocals, slower arrangements and a few drastic reinventions (particularly in the case of "You Oughta Know"), Alanis Unplugged foreshadowed much of Morissette's later, softer work, particularly 2005's Jagged Little Pill Acoustic and the accompanying Diamond Wink Tour.

MTV Unplugged is Alanis's best-selling album in Brazil.

Track listingEdit

  1. "You Learn" (Glen Ballard, Alanis Morissette) – 4:21
  2. "Joining You" (Ballard, Morissette) – 5:09
  3. "No Pressure over Cappuccino" (Nick Lashley, Morissette) –4:41
  4. "That I Would Be Good" (Ballard, Morissette) – 4:14
  5. "Head over Feet" (Ballard, Morissette) – 4:22
  6. "Princes Familiar" (Ballard, Morissette) – 4:37
  7. "I Was Hoping" (Ballard, Morissette) – 4:53
  8. "Ironic" (Ballard, Morissette) – 4:13
  9. "These R the Thoughts" (Ballard, Morissette) – 3:25
  10. "King of Pain" (The Police) – 4:05
  11. "You Oughta Know" (Ballard, Morissette) – 5:01
  12. "Uninvited" (Morissette) – 4:37
Other recorded songs



Chart Peak
Belgium Albums Chart (Flanders)[2] 10
Belgium Albums Chart (Wallonia)[2] 41
France Albums Chart[2] 21
Italy Albums Chart[2] 6
Norway Albums Chart[2] 6
Netherlands Albums Chart[2] 4
UK Albums Chart[3] 56
Sweden Albums Chart[2] 56
Switzerland Albums Chart[2] 4
US Billboard 200[4] 63


  1. Caulfield, Keith. "Ask Billboard - Losing 'Flavor'". Billboard. September 8, 2008.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 - Alanis Morissette - MTV Unplugged
  3. ALANIS MORISSETTE - The Official Charts Company
  4. Alanis Morissette Album & Song Chart History

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