P!NK - Try This

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Posted on Sun, 03/30/2014 - 3:21pm
by John MacMillan

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Release Type

Studio Album

Release Year

2003

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Label

Arista

 

Album Overview

Try This is the third studio album by recording artist Pink. It was released on November 11, 2003. It featured the singles "Trouble," which earned P!nk a Grammy Award, "God Is a DJ" and "Last to Know". Try This was certified platinum by the RIAA, despite it becoming P!nk's lowest selling album.

Tracks

TrackTitleDuration
1Trouble3:12
Notes

Producer: Tim Armstrong
Written-By: Tim Armstrong

2God Is A DJ3:44
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Producer: Billy Mann
Producer: Jonnie "Most" Davis
Written-By: Billy Mann
Written-By: Jonnie "Most" Davis

3Last To Know4:03
Notes

Producer: Tim Armstrong
Written-By: Tim Armstrong

4Tonight's The Night3:56
Notes

Producer: Tim Armstrong
Written-By: Tim Armstrong

5Oh My God3:42
Notes

Featuring: Peaches
Producer: Tim Armstrong
Written-By: Merrill Nisker
Written-By: Tim Armstrong

6Catch Me While I'm Sleeping5:03
Notes

Producer: Linda Perry
Written-By: Linda Perry

7Waiting For Love5:28
Notes

Producer: Linda Perry
Written By: Paul Ill
Written-By: Brian MacLeod
Written-By: Eric Schermerhorn
Written-By: Linda Perry

8Save My Life3:16
Notes

Producer: Tim Armstrong
Written-By: Tim Armstrong

9Try Too Hard3:13
Notes

Producer: Linda Perry
Written-By: Linda Perry

10Humble Neighborhoods3:52
Notes

Producer: Tim Armstrong
Written-By: Tim Armstrong

11Walk Away3:38
Notes

Producer: Tim Armstrong
Written-By: Tim Armstrong

12Unwind3:12
Notes

Producer: Tim Armstrong
Written-By: Tim Armstrong

14Love Song/Hooker6:31
Notes

Producer: Damon Elliott
Producer: Tim Armstrong
Written By: Damon Elliott
Written-By: Tim Armstrong

Background

Most of the tracks were produced and co-written by punk band Rancid singer and guitarist Tim Armstrong, whom Pink met through a mutual friend at a Transplants video shoot. The two hit it off and Pink ended up co-writing ten songs with him in a week when Transplants were on a tour with the Foo Fighters. Eight of these tracks appeared on Try This, which also features three songs written with Linda Perry, who co-wrote much of Missundaztood (2001), Pink's second album. The album includes a collaboration with electroclash artist Peaches, "Oh My God", and Pink's contribution to the Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle film soundtrack, "Feel Good Time" (produced by and featuring William Orbit), as a non-U.S. bonus track.

Try This was Pink's final studio album under Arista Records. In 2006, Pink said that she was unhappy with the way the label wanted her to make an album after the success of M!ssundaztood. "I was kind of rebelling against the label on that one," she said. "I was going: 'You want a record? Fine, I'll write 10 songs in a week for your fuckin' record and you can press it up and put it out.'" She described the promotional campaign for the album as "an awful time. I was walking out of half my interviews crying. I just felt they were putting a quarter in the slot to watch the monkey dance."

Reception

Critical reception

The album received mainly positive reviews from critics with an average Metacritic rating of 71 (indicating generally positive reviews). However, there were some negative reviews, with New York magazine stating "Pink pitches a brand of seriousness that is pure Lifetime-TV mawkishness", and The Guardian commented that "Like a lot of pop at the moment, it just sounds like a wan imitation of Pink's second album". Entertainment Weekly gave the album a positive review and called it "A hooky, engaging throwaway that expands Pink's range while holding on fiercely to her irascible inner child."

Chart performance

Try This debuted at number nine on the U.S. Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 147,000 copies, a weaker debut than that of Missundaztood. The album also reached the top ten on album charts in the UK, Canada and Australia. As of March 2007, it had sold 719,000 copies in the U.S. according to Nielsen SoundScan. Try This re-entered the Australian album chart in June 2009.

The album's first single, "Trouble", a song Armstrong original wrote for his band Rancid in 2003, reached number two in Canada and the top ten in the UK and Australia, but it peaked only at number 68 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. In 2003, "Catch Me While I'm Sleeping" was issued as a promotional single in the U.S.; in the same period, a promo CD-R acetate of "Humble Neighborhoods" was made available in the UK. Follow-up single "God Is a DJ" failed to chart on the Hot 100, although it reached number 11 in the UK. A third single, "Last to Know", was released exclusively in Europe and peaked at 21 in the UK.

Pink embarked on the Try This Tour in Europe during 2004, and a DVD chronicling the tour was released in 2006. "Trouble" was used in the films White Chicks (2004) and Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005), and "God Is a DJ" was featured in the film Mean Girls (2004).

Personnel

  • Pink – lead vocals
  • Tim Armstrong – guitar, acoustic bass, keyboards, backup vocals, loops, sound effects
  • Jonnie "Most" Davis – guitar, acoustic guitar, bass, keyboards
  • Linda Perry – guitar, sitar, mellotron
  • Damon Elliott – percussion, keyboards
  • John Fields – bass, guitar, percussion, piano, keyboards, drums, wah wah guitar
  • Robbie Campos – acoustic guitar, keyboards
  • Dave Carlock – organ, keyboards, bass, backup vocals
  • Matt Mahaffey – synthesizer, glockenspiel, turntables, omnichord, keyboards, drums
  • Atticus Ross – synthesizer, percussion, loops
  • Vic Ruggiero – piano, Hammond organ
  • David Paich – organ, Hammond organ
  • Grecco Buratto – guitar
  • Eric Schermerhorn – guitar
  • Steve Stevens – guitar
  • Matt Freeman – bass
  • Janis Tanaka – bass
  • Nick Lane – trombone
  • Lee Thornburg – trumpet
  • Greg "Frosty" Smith – baritone sax
  • Charlie Bisherat – violin
  • Travis Barker – drums
  • Dorian Crozier – drums
  • Joshua Seth Eagan – percussion, drums
  • Brian Keeling – drums
  • Brett Reed – percussion, drums
  • Galadriel Masterson – backup vocals
  • Hopey Rock – backup vocals​

Credits

A&R: Joshua Sarubin
Arranged By: Jonnie "Most" Davis
Arranged By: Robbie Campos
Arranged By [Horns]: Lon Price
Art Direction, Design: Glen Nakasako
Art Direction, Design: Jeri Heiden
Engineer: Atticus Ross
Engineer [Assistant]: Chris Testa
Engineer [Assistant]: Ethan Willoughby
Engineer [Assistant]: Femio Hernández
Engineer [Assistant]: Jay Goin
Engineer [Assistant]: John Cranfield
Engineer [Assistant]: Pat Dammer
Engineer [Assistant]: Tony Cooper
Engineer, Producer: Tim Armstrong
Executive-Producer: Craig Logan
Executive-Producer: L.A. Reid
Executive-Producer: P!nk
Executive-Producer: Roger Davies
Management: Craig Logan
Management: Roger Davies
Mastered By: Brian Gardner
Mixed By: Chris Lord-Alge
Mixed By: Dave Pensado
Mixed By: Steven Miller
Photography By: Andrew MacPherson
Programmed By: Damon Elliott
Programmed By: John Fields
Programmed By [Drums]: Dave Carlock
Programmed By [Drums]: Jonnie "Most" Davis
Written-By: P!nk

Notes

℗ & © 2003 Arista Records, Inc. Enhanced CD is "CD Intelligence"

 

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