I'm Not Dead

I'm Not Dead

by Pink
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I'm Not Dead

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. [I'm Not Dead was also released in a "clean" version that removed the album's many profanities.]

Product Details

Release Date: 04/04/2006
Label: La Face
UPC: 0828768039328
catalogNumber: 80393

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pink   Primary Artist
Lee Levin   Drums
Shawn Pelton   Drums
Leon Pendarvis   Conductor
Jeff Phillips   Guitar
Roc Raida   DJ
Amy Ray   Background Vocals
Emily Saliers   Guitar,Background Vocals
Andy Timmons   Guitar
Butch Walker   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Beth Cohen   Background Vocals
Joey Waronker   Drums
Billy Mann   Guitar,Piano,Background Vocals
Dan Warner   Electric Guitar
Robin Lynch   Guitar
Max Martin   Guitar
Mike Elizondo   Guitar,Keyboards
Justin Meldal-Johnsen   Bass
Geoff Zanelli   Synthesizer,Bass,Guitar
Pete Wallace   Guitar,Percussion,Piano
Steven Wolf   Tambourine
Christopher Rojas   Violin
Niklas Olsson   Bass
Lasse Mårtén   Drums
Rafael Moreira   Guitar
Mylious Johnson   Drums
Lukasz Gottwald   Guitar

Technical Credits

Daniel Chase   drum programming
Clay   Producer
Brian Malouf   Engineer
Leon Pendarvis   Orchestral Arrangements
B. Walker   Composer
Butch Walker   Composer,Programming,Producer
Billy Mann   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Jeri Heiden   Art Direction
Robin Lynch   Composer
Max Martin   Composer,Producer,drum programming,Instrumentation
Mike Elizondo   Programming,Producer
Paul David Hager   Engineer
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   Engineer
Niklas Olsson   drum programming
Lasse Mårtén   Engineer
Doug Tyo   Engineer
Rami   Composer
MachoPsycho   Producer
Niklas Olovson   Composer
Francesco Perlangeli   Engineer
Lukasz Gottwald   Composer,drum programming,Instrumentation

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I'm Not Dead 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
April_Hake More than 1 year ago
I found the song 'Dear Mr. President' honestly by accident and just fell in LOVE with it!

Her words are the BEST use of freedom of speech I have seen in years! It is SO true! Her music is so honest and to watch her videos where she is live, singing 'Dear Mr. President' I cry--honestly! Because I feel EXACTLY the same way!

I have to say I wish 'Stupid Girls' had come out when I was a teenager (early 90s) because this is EXACTLY how I felt then; although at the time I was more of a misfit because I did and do now feel that way.

For the record, I am over 30 and married to a US Navy sailor.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Pink and this is her best album to date. Every song is a keeper.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good, not amazing. I own four of P!nk's current five records (not Try This) and am eagerly awaiting The Truth About Love. This is better than Missundaztood, not as good as Can't Take Me Home, and as good as Funhouse. This is what I think about each song... Stupid Girls-8/10- Clever, funny, and it actually has replay value! P!nk pokes fun at slutty celebrities like Jessica Simpson or Paris Hilton, and sends a good message about originality and how the popular thing isn't always the good thing. Who Knew-5/10- Not one I particularly like. I guess it's all right, but she has a whiny tone of voice and I don't like the way the music blends with the song. I skip it if comes up on my iPod. Long Way To Happy-6/10- Better than Who Knew, but I think the music is better than the lyrics. Melodic, but again, a little whiny. Nobody Knows-3/10- I do not like any of Alecia Moore's ballads. They are all either complainy, totally of the time, have no replay value, or are just bad, musically or lyrically. Her voice also sounds better on loud raucous songs than slow somber ballads. Dear Mr. President-0/10- Oh dear lord. What were the songwriters thinking? No one wants to listen to a song about a president who isn't even in office anymore. I know the album came out in 2006, but that means that after two years, the track would have no more value. Not to mention, it was never a good song. I'm Not Dead-8/10- Much better. Finally we're out of a bad ballad minefield, and into some classic P!nk. Loud and fun, but with meaningful lyrics and some well done slow bits. Can't resist the bridge. Cuz I Can-9/10- About how awesome she is and how she can do whatever she feels. A bit boastful, but again, fun. The ice cream thing is so random but awesome. Leave Me Alone (I'm Lonely)-8/10- Perfectly sums up how every girl feels some time in her life. You love your partner, but don't always want them there bothering you! Good music, too. U + Ur Hand-9/10- Wicked amazing. Guys should sure take note of this song- Girls are human beings too! Runaway-Conversations With My Thirteen Year Old Self- Honestly, the songs all started to bend together right about here. Runaway is good, The One That Got Away is dull, I Got Money Now is depressing, and Conversations With My Thirteen Year Old Self is cliché. Overall, a good album, not amazing, but worth a buy for the five or six great tracks.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
come people pink stinks her music has no meanings in it what so ever she claims to be a rockstar but shes more like a wannabe britney spears or madonna pink stole alot ideas from britney spears when she made this album she also stole the cursing idea from madonna god pink stinks pink cant sing shes very annyoing all she does is whine and cry when she does not get what she wants pink is a disgrace a huge disgrace her music is a joke lol
imgriffees More than 1 year ago
There are more hits and amazing songs in this CD, something I have come to expect from this amazing performer. She is so passionate and real. Love every song.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
great CD, great songs, great artist, one of my new favorites. plus, this CD has dear mr. president on it, which is a very powerful song that i love
Guest More than 1 year ago
This Is One of P!nks best Albums I haven't hard the whole album but i have heard just about every song by a song clip that if you buy the cd from sony music store you get a FREE POSTER and a Free 6 minutes in 17 sc. clip which previews all the songs and by the way Pink new album can be hard the whole album full lengths on Mtv leak on Tues. Mar. 28th, 2006 and I am going to listen to it I am dying to hear the whole album! P!!!!!!!!!!!NNNNNNNNNNKKKKKKKKK rocks my world!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I commend Pink for finally writing a song like "Stupid Girls" It's about time someone told girls, especially teenage girls, that the pretty and popular crowd aren't who you want or need to be. Every girl should listen to that song and see the video.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Each one of Pink's previous albums has been different from the others. This album is no different, but by encompassing many different styles, from poppy dance tunes, to harder-edged rock, to ballads, and protest folk music. I loved this album from the first time I heard it. In a music industry where one artist puts out the same cookie-cutter rubbish as all the others out there just to sell, it's refreshing to find an artist who dares to be different.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This has to be my second fav p!nk cd (second to missundaztood)every song is amazing, extremeally catchy even the duet with her father. The most touching songs are dear mr president (not a 4 non blondes cover), runaway and iv got money now. In the song the one that got away it resembles a janis joplin freestlye and singing. one word - amazing
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd is by far my favorite Pink album yet. Her music says so much. I think Pink has come along way in her music career. It's the....good side of her.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An okay CD, but not what I love about Pink. This slightly campy, half-hearted attempt to poke fun at the typical Hollyweird girl, I just wasn’t that impressed with this CD. Perhaps it was because I had too high expectations. When you come out with an incredible CD (Missundaztood), it’s hard to follow up. This reminded me of an attempt to write a sequel to a blockbuster movie, using the same formula and writing style to come up with another catchy phrase. Rather like Arnold in Terminator II when he said, “I’ll Be Back.” And it caught on, then in every movie he attempted to make another line as catchy and it just seemed silly. Pinks vocals are good and if this had come before Missunazstood, it might have seemed fresh, but it wasn’t for me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
FIANALLY, we can get away with from chix who just try to B sexy, while her song "Stupid Girlz" iz against that. She stands out from these losers!
Guest More than 1 year ago
What can I say, the woman knows how to speak her mind and preach it like it is. She's just singing what's on everone's mind.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best album I heard from her. I can listen to all the tracks straight thru. I tellin' everybody to pick this album up. Plus she reps from Philly.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I appreciate someone with her own views. "Stupid Girls" is, of course, simply amazing. It makes me laugh and reminds me, once again, that I don't have to be a size quadruple-zero with straight, platinum-blonde hair to be a good person. "Dear Mr. President", too, is something I can relate to - those are pretty much my views, and I really admire the fact that Pink put them in a song that anyone can listen to - including our president. I have to say that my favourite song, however, is "Leave Me Alone (I'm Lonely)". This album is definitely strong on every aspect, and has songs for every mood!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best CD ever. Each song has a point like Dear Mr. President and Stupid Girls. It was deffently worth waiting 3 years for. Rules over ALL her other albums. And the last track is called I Have Seen The Rain, a duet with her father. Buy this CD.
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