SOURCE: Atlantic Records

January 23, 2006 11:08 ET

Jewel Returns With "GOODBYE ALICE IN WONDERLAND"; New Album Due May 2; Homegrown Video Set for Exclusive Fan Site Premiere Jan. 25

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 23, 2006 --

"'GOODBYE ALICE IN WONDERLAND' is no fairy tale, but still it is a strange
tale indeed.  It is the story of my life -- from the extreme solitude of
Alaska to my first trip to Hollywood... from my rise to fame to the cliché
crisis of betrayals by those closest and most dearly trusted.  This is the
most autobiographical album I have made since 'PIECES OF YOU,' and I spent
a lot of time sequencing it, so that each song sets up the next, like a
novel with a beginning, a middle, and an end.

"By the end of the 13th song, if you have listened closely, you will have
heard the story of the sirens' song that seduced me, of a path I both
followed and led, of bizarre twists and turns that opened my eyes, forcing
me to find solutions so that my loss of innocence would not lead to a loss
of hope.  Ultimately, the path turned back on itself, leading me closer to
where I began:  a ranch, this time in Stephenville, Texas, where I find
myself delivered from the magic forest.  Not broken, just more myself."
                                                                   - Jewel
Atlantic recording artist Jewel has wrapped up work on her eagerly awaited new album. Entitled "GOODBYE ALICE IN WONDERLAND," the studio set is slated for release on May 2nd. Produced by Rob Cavallo (Green Day, Goo Goo Dolls) and Jewel, this marks her first album in three years and her sixth since making her recording debut in 1995.

For the first time in her career, Jewel has created a special sneak preview for her fans -- in the form of a uniquely personal, homemade video of the title track, "Goodbye Alice In Wonderland." Jewel is making the clip available exclusively via the Internet, beginning with its premiere on her fan club website, www.jewelunedited.com, next Wednesday, January 25th. It can then be seen on her main public site, www.jeweljk.com, beginning Monday, January 30th, and will go wide on an array of online destinations on Monday, February 6th.

The captivating "Goodbye Alice In Wonderland" video was shot spontaneously during a recent Jewel photo session with acclaimed Montana-based photographer Kurt Markus. Filmed on Jewel's Texas ranch, the homegrown clip beautifully reflects both the song's organic, intimate sound and its powerfully autobiographical story.

The first official single from "GOODBYE ALICE IN WONDERLAND" is entitled "Again And Again." It is slated to impact mainstream radio outlets across the country on February 27th.

An accomplished and world-renowned singer, songwriter, poet, and painter, Jewel has continued to explore fresh musical avenues, branching out from her folk roots to incorporate rock, pop, country, blues, jazz, and classical influences into her work. 2005 marked the tenth anniversary of the release of Jewel's landmark debut album, "PIECES OF YOU."

"GOODBYE ALICE IN WONDERLAND" follows 2003's "0304," which debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 album chart, simultaneously becoming both the highest-debuting and highest-charting album of her career to date, while also marking her fourth album to hit the top ten on the national charts. "0304" included the top five hit single "Intuition." To date, Jewel has sold over 25 million albums worldwide, enjoying a career longevity rare among her generation of artists.

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