"Morissette matters most when resisting the demons of society and herself, as she does erupting on the frantic "Sister Blister" or the big, windy "Fear of Bliss", "Simple Together" is delicate and true, transforming this two-disc collection into more than curious leftovers from “Under Rug Swept”. Add a DVD disc and you have odds and sods for true believers and the rest of us.”
Steve Appleford, LOS ANGELES TIMES, 12/15/02
"For Alanis fans, this two-disc set - one DVD, one CD - will be a feast indeed. The audio portion serves as a sort of appetizer. It features nine tracks of B-sides and outtakes from last year’s “Under Rug Swept”, plus an acoustic version of that album’s hit single, "Hands Clean". The DVD will be the main course for most fans. It includes quality performances of hits and behind-the-scenes footage revealing the singer’s ultra-sincere side and her less-celebrated sense of humor."
Sarah Rodman, BOSTON HERALD, 1/12/03
"For once, a B-sides collection that is for more than the hardcore."
Adrian Glover, AQUARIAN WEEKLY, 1/1/03
"An essential for Alanis fans, this is also a discovery for people who didn’t even know they liked her.”
Rob Walton, PLAYBOY.COM, 12/10/02
"This isn’t quite a live album, greatest hits, or rarities package, although it contains plenty of material that falls under all three columns. Rather, "Feast On Scraps" is a generous serving of everything Alanis. Its centerpiece is a CD featuring eight previously unreleased songs that were recorded during the “Under Rug Swept” sessions, plus an acoustic take on the hit "Hands Clean". Among the highlights here are a nasty Jagged Little Pill throwback called "Sister Blister" and a warmly seductive folk number approximating Joni Mitchell called "Offer". Then there is the DVD, brimming with superb live performances of sleek, dark pop hits such as "You Oughta Know", "Head Over Feet", and "Thank U". The set is rounded out with some delightfully candid behind-the-scenes footage (watch Alanis break down in tears during the writing of 'Surrendering') that will make her fans gasp in delight.”
Aidin Vaziri, AMAZON.COM, 12/10/02
"As easy as it might be to write off the nine-song "Feast On Scraps" as a money-grubbing collection of also-rans from the sessions for the rock diva’s recent “Under Rug Swept”, it’s actually a substantial piece of work that could (and should) stand solidly on its own creative merits. Taken as a whole, both albums solidly accomplish Morissette’s ultimate goal: to establish herself as a formidable singular force, as both an artist and producer. "Feast On Scraps" doesn’t merely sate the appetites of diehards; it leaves everyone anticipating her next creative move. A feast, indeed.”
Larry Flick, BILLBOARD, 12/21/02
"If only all leftovers were this good…The songs are classic' Morissette'. Complimenting this nine-track set is a DVD chock-full of concert footage, interview snippets and behind-the-scenes goodies like Morissette dissolving into tears as she pens 'Surrendering'. Just another reason to buy a DVD player.”
Sandra Barrera, LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS, 12/20/02
“..they (the songs)…show off amped-up and metallic rage ("Sister Blister") and, with songs like the gently lilting "Simple Together", several of her sweetest melodies to date.”
Jeff Vrabel, CHICAGO SUN TIMES, 1/5/03
"Alanis Morissette knows how to treat her fans. "Feast On Scraps" is a gift to devotees. The DVD captures Morissette in an explosive concert from Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Morissette live is a visceral, intense experience. The set list reads like a greatest hits collection, and the show is fun to watch"
Brian Orloff, ST. PETERSBURG TIMES (Tampa, FL), 2/16/03
On January 27th, Alanis was cited again for her dedication to causes making the world safer for young people, including the benefit concert Groundwork, for The Act to Reduce Hunger, as well as several fund-raisers for gun control and 9/11 relief.
“I feel honored and blessed to be able to express my humanness, yearnings and revelations through my art. For that to be something that may touch and inspire others, that invites them to define themselves in accordance to me, and that may remind them in some small way of their beauty and the gift that is life is the greatest gift I could possibly imagine. No, I have no idea what that means either, but it sure sounds purdy, don’t it?“
At the Juno Awards 2003, where she featured also as presenter of the event, Alanis won the award as Best Producer of the Year for “Under Rug Swept”. Shocking, for most of her fans, was seeing her new haircut.
On April, Alanis announced her return back to Europe, with a new tour in July throughout Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Austria and France. In the meatime, she went in England to play a cameo (singing the song “Let’s Do It, Let’s Fall in Love“) in Irwin Winkler’s “De-Lovely” (early titled “Just One of Those Things“), a musical dedicated to the jazz artist Cole Porter. Together with Alanis, the musical features also other artists like Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Diana Krall and Robbie Williams.
On May 2003, to celebrate their one year anniversary, Alanis and boyfriend Ryan Reynolds wear matching rings on their fourth fingers of their right hands.