Alanis Morrisette's Jagged Little Pill: Live presents highlights from her Jagged Little Pill world tour, including hits like "Hand in My Pocket," "Ironic," "You Oughta Know," and "You Learn" as well as 21 other songs. Though the video contains many strong performances, the hyperactive editing splices different renditions of the same song together, resulting in jarring changes in the sound and visuals. A good portion of the video is dedicated to Morrisette and her band hanging out on the road and backstage in alternately amusing and frustrating footage. Though the 90-minute set provides plenty of fan favorites, the presentation is so distracting that it may put off all but the most dedicated Alanis fans. The DVD's surprising lack of any extra features makes it even more apparent that Jagged Little Pill: Live is a disappointingly no-frills transfer of the original VHS version.
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AllMusic Review by Heather Phares