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I'm Alive

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Jackson Browne abandoned politics for the war between the sexes on I'm Alive. "I have no problem with this crooked world," he sang; ."..My problem is you." The album detailed the ups and downs of a relationship, starting with the defiant post-breakup title track and then doubling back to describe irritation "My Problem Is You", devotion "Everywhere I Go," "I'll Do Anything", increasing tension "Miles Away," "Too Many Angels", separation "Take This Rain," "Two of Me, Two of You", forgiveness "Sky Blue and Black", and finally acceptance "All Good Things". Longtime fans welcomed the album as a return in style to the days of Late for the Sky, but a closer model might have ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Jackson Browne abandoned politics for the war between the sexes on I'm Alive. "I have no problem with this crooked world," he sang; ."..My problem is you." The album detailed the ups and downs of a relationship, starting with the defiant post-breakup title track and then doubling back to describe irritation "My Problem Is You", devotion "Everywhere I Go," "I'll Do Anything", increasing tension "Miles Away," "Too Many Angels", separation "Take This Rain," "Two of Me, Two of You", forgiveness "Sky Blue and Black", and finally acceptance "All Good Things". Longtime fans welcomed the album as a return in style to the days of Late for the Sky, but a closer model might have been Hold Out, a complementary album concerned with the flowering of an affair rather than the withering of one, since Browne eschewed the greater philosophical implications of romance and, falling back on stock imagery angels, rain, failed to achieve an originality of expression. Just as, in Hold Out, one wasn't so much inspired as informed that Browne had found love, on I'm Alive, one wasn't so much moved as told that he'd lost it. While it was good news that he wasn't tilting at windmills anymore, Browne did not make a full comeback with the album, despite a couple of well-constructed songs.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/26/1993
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • UPC: 075596152440
  • Catalog Number: 61524

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I'm Alive (5:01)
  2. 2 My Problem Is You (4:40)
  3. 3 Everywhere I Go (4:36)
  4. 4 I'll Do Anything (4:31)
  5. 5 Miles Away (3:52)
  6. 6 Too Many Angels (6:04)
  7. 7 Take This Rain (4:49)
  8. 8 Two of Me, Two of You (2:56)
  9. 9 Sky Blue and Black (6:06)
  10. 10 All Good Things (4:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jackson Browne Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals
Don Henley Background Vocals
David Lindley Bouzouki, Guitar, Oud
Jennifer Warnes Background Vocals
Valerie Carter Background Vocals
Mike Campbell Guitar
Sweet Pea Atkinson Background Vocals
Jim Keltner Drums
Steven Soles Background Vocals
Benmont Tench Hammond Organ
Sir Harry Bowens Background Vocals
Lenny Castro Percussion
Luis Conte Percussion
David Crosby Background Vocals
Mark Goldenberg Guitar
William "Bill" Greene Background Vocals
Doug Haywood Background Vocals
James "Hutch" Hutchinson Bass
John Leventhal Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Mauricio-Fritz Lewak Drums
Kevin McCormick Bass
Dean Parks Acoustic Guitar
Scott Thurston Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Arnold McCuller Background Vocals
Waddy Wachtel Guitar
Ryan Browne Background Vocals
Katia Cardinal Background Vocals
Jai Winding Piano
Technical Credits
Jackson Browne Producer
Paul Dieter Engineer
Rik Pekkonen Engineer
Doug Sax Mastering
Scott Thurston Producer
Don Was Producer
Waddy Wachtel Producer
Robin Lynch Art Direction
Gavin Lurssen Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The best in awhile

    This Album is one of my favorites, and I am a fan since before he even had a record deal. Aside from the shudders I feel when some idiot yells "jackson" at a pivotal moment in concert, "Sky Blue and Black" has become one of my all time favorite songs, bar none. The Album flows amazingly, with the themes of love, loss, and the resulting growth coming from every song. As always there are some songs I could do without, Miles Away being one, not being a fan of Scott Thurston's harmony on that song. On a whole, I would put this in the top 3 pick of his albums.

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