Jewel Nearly Finished With New Album

Singer/songwriter's fourth LP, tentatively titled This Way, due November 13.

Jewel is close to finishing her fourth album, which she has tentatively titled This Way.

The singer/songwriter has "completed the recording process" and has entered "final mixing stages," according to an e-mail newsletter sent to fans by her management company, which also listed the possible title.

The album, due November 13, is also listed as This Way on Atlantic Records' release schedule, according to the label. A single from the album is due in October.

Dann Huff (Faith Hill, Megadeth) produced most of the album, an Atlantic spokesperson said.

Producers and songwriters involved with Jewel's disc said last month that she had written "dangerous-sounding" tracks that range from blues-rock and bossa nova to loop-driven hard pop (see "Jewel Cutting 'Dangerous' Tracks For Next Record").

Possible tracks include "Love Me Just Leave Me Alone," "Serve the Ego," "Shadows Play" and "Jesus Loves You," although no track listing has been confirmed yet.

Jewel's last release was the 1999 Christmas album Joy: A Holiday Celebration, which included several original songs.