Rhapsody Originals (EP, Exclusive)
Released: Sep 2008
Label: The Valory Music Co.
There's no environment where Jewel sounds more at home than in the corner of some cozy coffee shop, and here she strums away most of the country inflection of Perfectly Clear to recall the big reverb and simple arrangements of her first solo effort. Relying only on barest essentials, the performance magnifies her soft-hitting lyrics -- notice that for her "Stronger Woman" love is both a battlefield and a game -- but when she grunts out a yodel of raw emotion she recalls the charming lass we first fell in love with.