Pi(!)nk – I’m Not Dead (2006)

FrontCover1Alecia Beth Moore (born September 8, 1979), known professionally as Pink (stylized as P!nk), is an American singer, songwriter, actress and dancer. She was originally a member of the girl group Choice. In 1995, LaFace Records saw potential in Pink and offered her a solo recording contract.

Her R&B-influenced debut studio album Can’t Take Me Home (2000) was certified double-platinum in the United States and spawned two Billboard Hot 100 top-ten songs: “There You Go” and “Most Girls”. She gained further recognition with the collaborative single “Lady Marmalade” from the Moulin Rouge! soundtrack, which topped many charts worldwide. Refocusing her sound to pop rock with her second studio album Missundaztood (2001), the album sold more than 13 million copies worldwide and yielded the international hit songs “Get the Party Started”, “Don’t Let Me Get Me”, and “Just Like a Pill”.


While Pink’s third studio album, Try This (2003), sold significantly less than her previous work, it earned her the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. She returned to the top of record charts with her fourth and fifth studio albums, I’m Not Dead (2006) and Funhouse (2008), which spawned the top-ten entries “Who Knew” and “U + Ur Hand”, as well as the number-one single “So What”. Pink’s sixth studio album, The Truth About Love (2012), was her first Billboard 200 number-one album and spawned her fourth US number-one single, “Just Give Me a Reason”. In 2014, Pink recorded a collaborative album, Rose Ave., with Canadian musician Dallas Green under a folk music duo named You+Me. Her next studio albums, Beautiful Trauma (2017) and Hurts 2B Human (2019), both debuted at atop the Billboard 200 chart, with the former becoming the world’s third best-selling album of the year.


Pink is regarded as the “Pop Royalty” for her distinctive raspy voice and acrobatic stage presence, Pink has sold over 135 million records worldwide (60 million albums and 75 million singles), making her one of the world’s best-selling music artists. Her accolades include three Grammy Awards, two Brit Awards, a Daytime Emmy Award and seven MTV Video Music Awards, including the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. In 2009, Billboard named Pink the Pop Songs Artist of the Decade. Pink was also the second most-played female solo artist in the United Kingdom during the 2000s decade, behind only Madonna. VH1 ranked her at number ten on their list of the 100 Greatest Women in Music, while Billboard awarded her the Woman of the Year award in 2013. At the 63rd annual BMI Pop Awards, she received the BMI President’s Award for “her outstanding achievement in songwriting and global impact on pop culture and the entertainment industry.”


I’m Not Dead is the fourth studio album by American singer and songwriter Pink. It was released on April 4, 2006, through LaFace Records. Following the commercial underperformance of her third studio album Try This (2003), Pink parted ways with Arista Records and began experimenting with new sounds and collaborating with new producers, and stated she named the album after having an epiphany about adult responsibilities and the realities of everyday life. Pink served as the executive producer of the project and contributions to the album’s production came from several producers including Billy Mann, Butch Walker, Dr. Luke and Max Martin.


Commercially, I’m Not Dead peaked at number six on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States, and reached number one in several territories including Australia, Austria, Germany, New Zealand, and Switzerland. The album received positive reviews from music critics, many of whom complimented the risks Pink took on the record as well as her experimentation with rock music. “Stupid Girls” was released as the lead single from I’m Not Dead ahead of the album’s release, which generated controversy for its lyrical content and music video, for which Pink received the MTV Video Music Award for Best Pop Video and a nomination for the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Five additional singles were released from the album, with “Who Knew” and “U + Ur Hand” reaching the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. I’m Not Dead has since been certified double platinum in the United States and certified gold in Finland, Denmark, and Sweden. Pink promoted the album through radio and television interviews, media appearances, and the I’m Not Dead Tour. (wikipedia)


Although it hardly deserved it, Try This — P!nk’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 P!nk. 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” — P!nk is far too complex to do something so straightforward.


No, P!nk 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 P!nk 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, P!nk 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 P!nk. (by Stephen Thomas Erlewine)

Unfortunately I had technical problems converting the DVD to mp4 …sorry.


Dan Chase (keyboard + dum programming)
Mike Elizondo (keyboards, guitar, keyboard programming)
Lukasz Gottwald (guitar + drum programming)
Mylious Johnson (drums)
Lee Levin (drums)
Robin Lynch (guitar)
Billy Mann (guitar, piano, drums, background vocals)
Lasse Mårtén (drums)
Max Martin (keyboard,  guitar + drum programming)
Justin Meldal-Johnsen (bass)
Molecules (guest MC)
Rafael Moreira (guitar)
Shawn Pelton (drums)
Jeff Phillips (guitar)
Pink (vocals, keyboards)
Niklas Olovson (bass, drum programming)
Roc Raida (DJ)
Christopher Rojas (guitar, bass, violin, keyboard + drum programming, violins, drum programming, background vocals)
Emily Saliers (guitar, background vocals)
Andy Timmons (guitar)
Butch Walker (guitar, bass, additional programming, background vocals)
Pete Wallace (guitar, piano, percussion, keyboard + drum programming)
Dan Warner (guitar)
Joey Waronker (drums)
Steven Wolf (tambourine)
Geoff Zanelli (guitar, bass, synthesizer)
background vocals:
Beth Cohen – Amy Ray


01.Stupid Girls (Pink/B.Mann/Olovson/Lynch) 3.17
02. Who Knew (Pink/M.Martin/Gottwald) 3.28
03. Long Way To Happy (Pink/Walker) 3.49
04. Nobody Knows (Pink/B.Mann) 3.59
05. Dear Mr. President (featuring Indigo Girls) (Pink/B.Mann) 4.33
06. I’m Not Dead (Pink/B.Mann) 3.46
07. Cuz I Can (Pink/M.Martin/Gottwald) 3.43
08. Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely) (Pink/Walker) 3.18
09. U + Ur Hand (Pink/M.Martin/Gottwald/Rami) 3.34
10. Runaway (Pink/B.Mann) 4.23
11. The One That Got Away (Pink/B.Mann) 4.41
12. I Got Money Now (Pink/Elizondo) 3.55
13. Conversations With My 13 Year Old Self (Pink/B.Mann) 3.50
14. Fingers (Pink/B.Mann) 4.13
15. I Have Seen The Rain (featuring Jim Moore) (Moore) 3.30
16. Who Knew (Bimbo Jones Radio Edit) (Pink/M.Martin/Gottwald) 3.30
17. U + Ur Hand (Beatcult Remix) ((Pink/M.Martin/Gottwald/Rami) 6.42


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