I'm Not Dead [Platinum] [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Although it hardly deserved it, Try This -- Pink's 2003 sequel to her 2001 artistic and commercial breakthrough, M!ssundaztood -- turned out to be something of a flop, selling considerably less than its predecessor and generating no true hit singles. Perhaps this downturn in sales was due to the harder rock direction she pursued on Try This, perhaps the songs she co-wrote with Rancid's Tim Armstrong weren't quite pop even if they were poppy, perhaps it was just a matter of timing, but the album just didn't click with a larger audience, through no fault of the music, which was the equal to that on M!ssundaztood. When faced with such a commercial disappointment, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Although it hardly deserved it, Try This -- Pink's 2003 sequel to her 2001 artistic and commercial breakthrough, M!ssundaztood -- turned out to be something of a flop, selling considerably less than its predecessor and generating no true hit singles. Perhaps this downturn in sales was due to the harder rock direction she pursued on Try This, perhaps the songs she co-wrote with Rancid's Tim Armstrong weren't quite pop even if they were poppy, perhaps it was just a matter of timing, but the album just didn't click with a larger audience, through no fault of the music, which was the equal to that on M!ssundaztood. When faced with such a commercial disappointment, some artists would crawl back to what made them a star, but not Pink. Although she does pump up the dance on 2006's I'm Not Dead, it's way too simple to call the album a return to "Get the Party Started" -- Pink is far too complex to do something so straightforward. No, Pink is complicated, often seemingly contradictory: she tears down "porno paparazzi girls" like Paris Hilton just as easily as she flaunts her bling on "'Cuz I Can"; she celebrates that "I Got Money Now"; she'll swagger and snarl and swear like a sailor, then turn around and write sweet songs of support to a teenager, or a knowingly melancholy reflection like "I Got Money Now"; she'll collaborate with Britney Spears hitmaker Max Martin on one track, then turn around and bring in the Indigo Girls for support on a stripped-down protest song. She'll try anything, and she does on I'm Not Dead. It Ping-Pongs between dense dancefloor anthems and fuzzy power pop, acoustic folk-rock and anthemic power ballads, hard rock tunes powered by electronic beats and dance tunes sung with the zeal of a rocker. It's not just that Pink tries a lot of different sounds, it's that she seizes the freedom to hurl insults at both George W. Bush and a sleazoid who tried to pick her up at a bar, or to end a chorus with a chant of "Ice cream, ice cream/We all want ice cream." Far from sounding cow-towed by the reaction to Try This, Pink sounds liberated, making music that's far riskier and stranger than anything else in mainstream pop in 2006. And it's a testament to her power as both a musician and a persona that for this record, even though she's working with singer/songwriter Butch Walker, Max Martin, and Teddy Geiger's cohort, Billy Mann -- her most mainstream collaborators since LA Reid and Babyface helmed her 2000 debut, Can't Take Me Home -- she sounds the strangest she ever has, and that's a positively thrilling thing to hear. That's because she not only sounds strange, she sounds stronger as a writer and singer, as convincing when she's singing the bluesy, acoustic "The One That Got Away" as when she's taunting and teasing on "Stupid Girls" or "U + Ur Hand" or when she's singing a propulsive piece of pure pop like "Leave Me Alone (I'm Lonely)." In other words, she sounds complex: smart, funny, sexy, catchy, and best of all, surprising and unpredictable. This is the third album in a row where she's thrown a curve ball, confounding expectations by delivering a record that's wilder, stronger, and better than the last. And while that's no guarantee that I'm Not Dead will be a bigger hit than Try This, at least it's proof positive that there are few pop musicians more exciting in the 2000s than Pink. [Virgin/Zomba's 2007 platinum edition features four bonus tracks and a bonus DVD.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/11/2007
  • Label: La Face
  • UPC: 886971929423
  • Catalog Number: 719294
  • Sales rank: 37,218

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Stupid Girls (3:16)
  2. 2 Who Knew (3:28)
  3. 3 Long Way to Unhappy (3:49)
  4. 4 Nobody Knows (3:59)
  5. 5 Dear Mr. President (4:33)
  6. 6 I'm Not Dead (3:46)
  7. 7 'Cuz I Can (3:43)
  8. 8 Leave Me Alone (I'm Lonely) (3:18)
  9. 9 U + Ur Hand (3:34)
  10. 10 Runaway (4:23)
  11. 11 The One That Got Away (4:42)
  12. 12 I Got Money Now (3:55)
  13. 13 Conversations with My 13 Year Old Self (3:46)
  14. 14 I Have Seen the Rain - James T. Moore (3:33)
  15. 15 Heartbreaker (3:10)
  16. 16 Centerfold (3:20)
  17. 17 Fingers (3:44)
  18. 18 U + Ur Hand (3:52)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Stupid Girls
  2. 2 U + Ur Hand
  3. 3 Who Knew
  4. 4 Nobody Knows
  5. 5 U + Ur Hand
  6. 6 Who Knew
  7. 7 Dear Mr. President
  8. 8 Just Like a Pill
  9. 9 Dear Mr. President
  10. 10 Bonus Material
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Pink Primary Artist
Cathy Dennis Background Vocals
Daniel Chase Drums
Greg Kurstin Musician
Lee Levin Drums
Shawn Pelton Drums
Leon Pendarvis Conductor
Jeff Phillips Guitar
Roc Raida DJ
Andy Timmons Guitar
Butch Walker Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Beth Cohen Background Vocals
Kara DioGuardi Background Vocals
Joey Waronker Drums
Billy Mann Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Robin Lynch Guitar
Max Martin Guitar, Musician
Mike Elizondo Guitar, Keyboards
Geoff Zanelli Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar
Pete Wallace Guitar, Percussion, Piano
Steven Wolf Tambourine
Christopher Rojas Guitar, Violin, Drums
Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald Guitar, Musician
Lasse Mårtén Drums
Rafael Moreira Guitar
Mylious Johnson Drums
Technical Credits
Cathy Dennis Composer
Dallas Austin Composer
Daniel Chase drum programming
Al Clay Producer
Roger Davies Management
Greg Kurstin Producer, Engineer
Brian Malouf Engineer
Leon Pendarvis Orchestral Arrangements
B. Walker Composer
Butch Walker Composer, Programming, Producer
Kara DioGuardi Arranger, Producer
Billy Mann Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Jeri Heiden Art Direction
Tom Coyne Mastering
Robin Lynch Composer
Max Martin Composer, Producer, drum programming
Mike Elizondo Programming, Producer
Paul David Hager Engineer
Joe Zook Engineer
Irene Taylor Management
Mario A. Elizondo Composer
Josh Abraham Producer, Engineer
Billy Man Composer
Pink Composer
Adam Hawkins Engineer
Josh Wilbur Engineer
Pete Wallace Engineer
Glen Nakasako Art Direction
Steven Wolf Programming
Christopher Rojas Producer, Engineer
Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald Composer, drum programming
Lasse Mårtén Engineer
Doug Tyo Engineer
Rami Composer
Niklas Olovson Composer
Francesco Perlangeli Engineer
Steven Manzano Management
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    pink stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this cd is just a complete joke it seriously is a complete joke pink cant sing a note if her life depended on it pink is annyoing and claiming to be a rockstar when in reality shes nowhere near rockstar status pink has poser written all over her and pinks music has poser written all over it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    this cd stinks big time pink is a true poser to the max

    you rereleased this cd so you could get more money this cd is a disgrace pink herself is a disgrace i know better bands better groups and better rappers that blow this loser out of the water pink just stinks shes a terrible singer and shes a very serious terrible artist shes the worst of the worst trust me people stay far far far away from pink she sets bad examples for younger girls plus shes curses just as much as avril lavigne pink is a disgrace shes been a disgrace since day 1 trust me people shes a disgrace

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