1993 Jackson Browne – I’m Alive

I’m Alive is the tenth album by American singer-songwriter Jackson Browne, released in 1993. The title track, “I’m Alive”, reached No. 18 on the Album Rock Tracks chart and No. 28 on the Adult Contemporary chart. Other singles released from the album were “Everywhere I Go” (UK No. 67) and “Sky Blue and Black”.

After veering heavily towards songs of a political nature on his two previous albums, longtime fans of Browne welcomed the return on I’m Alive to his previous style of songwriting.

The song “Too Many Angels” includes backing vocals by Jennifer Warnes, Valerie Carter, Doug Haywood, Katia Cardinal and Ryan Browne while the song “All Good Things” includes backing vocals by David Crosby and Don Henley. The song “Sky Blue and Black” was also featured in the pilot episode of American situation comedy Friends.

In an interview on Off Camera with Sam Jones, Jackson Browne stated that the song “I’ll Do Anything” was originally written to be the title song for the James L. Brooks movie of the same name. It was to be a comedic song sung by Albert Brooks where he is begging a test audience to favorably review his latest film.

The album was certified as a gold record in 1995 by the RIAA.

Tracks

1  I’m Alive (Jackson Browne) 5:04
2  My Problem Is You (Jackson Browne) 4:42
3  Everywhere I Go (Jackson Browne) 4:40
4  I’ll Do Anything (Jackson Browne) 4:34
5  Miles Away (Jackson Browne) 3:54
6  Too Many Angels (Jackson Browne) 6:07
7  Take This Rain (Jackson Browne) 4:52
8  Two Of Me, Two Of You (Jackson Browne) 2:58
9  Sky Blue And Black (Jackson Browne) 6:09
10  All Good Things (Jackson Browne) 4:28

Media

Musicians

1 I’m Alive

BassKevin McCormick
DrumsMauricio Lewak
GuitarMark Goldenberg
GuitarScott Thurston
Hammond OrganBenmont Tench
Acoustic GuitarJackson Browne
PercussionLuis Conte
Background VocalsScott Thurston
VocalsJackson Browne


2 My Problem Is You

BassJames Hutchinson
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarDavid Lindley
GuitarJohn Leventhal
Acoustic GuitarDean Parks
Hammond OrganBenmont Tench
PianoJackson Browne
PercussionLenny Castro
PercussionLuis Conte
Background VocalsArnold McCuller
Background VocalsHarry Bowens
Background VocalsSweet Pea Atkinson
Background VocalsWillie Greene
VocalsJackson Browne


3 Everywhere I Go

BassKevin McCormick
DrumsMauricio Lewak
GuitarJackson Browne
GuitarWaddy Wachtel
KeyboardsScott Thurston
Background VocalsScott Thurston
VocalsJackson Browne


4 I’ll Do Anything

BassKevin McCormick
DrumsMauricio Lewak
GuitarJohn Leventhal
KeyboardsScott Thurston
PianoJackson Browne
PercussionLuis Conte
Background VocalsArnold McCuller
Background VocalsValerie Carter
VocalsJackson Browne


5 Miles Away

BassKevin McCormick
DrumsMauricio Lewak
GuitarMike Campbell
GuitarScott Thurston
Acoustic GuitarJackson Browne
Hammond OrganBenmont Tench
PercussionLuis Conte
VocalsJackson Browne


6 Too Many Angels

BassJames Hutchinson
DrumsJim Keltner
Acoustic GuitarJackson Browne
OudDavid Lindley
BouzoukiDavid Lindley
KeyboardsScott Thurston
OrganBenmont Tench
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsDoug Haywood
Background VocalsJennifer Warnes
Background VocalsKatia Cardinal
Background VocalsRyan Browne
Background VocalsValerie Carter
VocalsJackson Browne


7 Take This Rain

BassKevin McCormick
DrumsMauricio Lewak
GuitarMike Campbell
GuitarWaddy Wachtel
Hammond OrganBenmont Tench
PianoJackson Browne
PercussionLuis Conte
Background VocalsScott Thurston
Background VocalsSteven Soles
VocalsJackson Browne


8 Two Of Me, Two Of You

BassKevin McCormick
Acoustic GuitarJohn Leventhal
Hammond OrganBenmont Tench
PianoJai Winding
PercussionLuis Conte
VocalsJackson Browne


9 Sky Blue And Black

BassKevin McCormick
DrumsMauricio Lewak
GuitarMark Goldenberg
GuitarScott Thurston
KeyboardsScott Thurston
PianoJackson Browne
PercussionLuis Conte
Background VocalsArnold McCuller
Background VocalsValerie Carter
VocalsJackson Browne


10 All Good Things

BassKevin McCormick
DrumsMauricio Lewak
GuitarMike Campbell
GuitarScott Thurston
Acoustic GuitarJackson Browne
Hammond OrganBenmont Tench
PianoJackson Browne
PercussionLuis Conte
Background VocalsDavid Crosby
Background VocalsDon Henley
VocalsJackson Browne

Liner Notes

Producer – Jackson Browne, Scott Thurston
Producer – Don Was (Tracks 1, 6)
Engineer – Paul Dieter
Engineer – Rik Pekkonen (Tracks 1, 6)
Engineer (Assistant) – Bob Salcedo, Kathy Yore, Steve Onuska
Engineer (Technical Assistant) – Bill Irvin
Engineer (Technical) – Ed Wong
Mastered By – Doug Sax, Gavin Lurssen
Mixed By – Ed Cherney
Other (Assistant To Jackson Browne) – Susann McMahon
Other (Staff) – Donald Warnes, Michael Sexton, Randall Wixen, Veronica Albano
Technician (Piano) – Edd Kolakowski

Art Direction – Robin Lynch
Design – Alli Truch, Robin Lynch
Photography By – Bruce Weber

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Elektra Entertainment
Copyright (c) – Elektra Entertainment
Phonographic Copyright (p) – WEA International Inc.
Copyright (c) – WEA International Inc.
Made By – Warner Music Manufacturing Europe
Recorded At – Groove Masters
Mastered At – The Mastering Lab