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Alanis Morissette: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

David Bennun, Mail On Sunday, June 2001

SAY WHAT YOU like about Alanis Morissette – and I intend to – there's no denying the girl can belt it out. Alone among the "Dear Diary" school of songstresses, which she herself spawned, Alanis can both write a tune and carry it without the aid of pack mules or a small team of Sherpas. In a modest-sized venue like this, the microphone is all but a formality.

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