Personnel: P!nk (vocals); Butch Walker (vocals, guitar, keyboards, programming, background vocals); Emily Saliers (vocals, guitar, background vocals); Amy Ray (vocals, background vocals); Dan Warner (guitar, electric guitar); Pete Wallace (guitar, piano, percussion, keyboard programming); Mike Elizondo (guitar, keyboards, programming); Geoff Zanelli (guitar, synthesizer); Max Martin (guitar, drum programming); Jeff Phillips, Andy Timmons, Rafael Moreira (guitar); Christopher Rojas (violin, keyboard programming); Niklas Olsson (bass guitar, drum programming); Mylious Johnson, Shawn Pelton, Lasse M†rt‚n (drums); Steven Wolf (tambourine, programming); Daniel Chase (keyboard programming, drum programming); Beth Cohen (background vocals); Billy Mann (guitar, piano, keyboard programming, drum programming, background vocals); Lukasz Gottwald (guitar, drum programming); Robin Lynch (guitar); Joey Waronker, Lee Levin (drums).
DJ: Roc Raida.
Audio Mixers: Serban Ghenea; Tom Lord-Alge; Billy Mann; Al Clay; Ryan Williams ; Christopher Rojas; Adam Hawkins .
Recording information: Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles, CA; Conway Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA; Decibel Studios, Virginia Beach, VA; House Of Blues Studio, West Hollywood, CA; Phantom Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Pulse Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Remote Control, Santa Monica, CA; The Magic Shop, New York, NY; The Steakhouse, Los Angeles, CA; Tree Sound Studios, Norcross, GA; Turtle Sound Studios, New York, NY.
Photographers: Andrew McPherson ; Deborah Anderson; John Heiden.
Arranger: Billy Mann.
Pink deserves a lot of credit for overturning everyone's expectations. After emerging in 2000 with a debut full of club-ready, R&B-influenced dance-pop, she moved on to genre-hopping hybrids (MISSUNDAZTOOD) and punk-inflected rock (TRY THIS). 2006's I'M NOT DEAD resumes Pink's game of stylistic hopscotch, as she skitters skillfully from arena rock to hip-hop-influenced jams to thoughtful folk to well-crafted pop.
Remarkably, these genre experiments work well together, and stand as a testament to Pink's unwillingness to fit into any music industry mold. Whether collaborating with the Indigo Girls on the acoustic protest song "Dear Mr. President," showing off her irresistible swagger on the electro-groove-driven "'Cuz I Can," or generating soaring pop-rock on "Runaway," I'M NOT DEAD gives listeners plenty to chew on, and the results are as tasty as they are surprising.