Jackson Browne
Revisiting the Albums Live
(Featuring Stories Shared)
Vol. 10--I'm Alive (1993)

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This is the tenth volume in a series which looks back at Jackson Browne's commercial albums by incorporating on-stage stories and radio interviews concerning the albums and their songs with selected live performances of each song in the original order from the album. In addition to the initial trip through the album, this volume includes alternate performances of several of the songs.

I'm Alive was Jackson Browne's tenth album and was released October 11, 1993, on Elektra Records. The album was RIAA Certified Gold on December 12, 1995.

I'm Alive reached #40 on the album chart and stayed on the chart for 21 weeks. The title track, "I'm Alive", reached #18 on the Album Rock Tracks chart and #28 on the Adult Contemporary chart. The song "Too Many Angels" included backing vocals by Jennifer Warnes, Valerie Carter, Doug Haywood, Katia Cardinal and Ryan Browne while the song "All Good Things" included backing vocals by David Crosby and Don Henley.

CD singles released from the album were the reggae- flavored "Everywhere I Go" and "Sky Blue and Black" which music critic Dave Marsh called "one of the most beautiful love songs Browne -- or anyone else -- has ever written."

The version of "Take This Rain" included here is the only known live performance of the song by Jackson and his band.

MOST IMPORTANTLY: The intent of these volumes is to introduce you to Jackson Browne's albums or to renew your appreciation of them. All of Jackson's albums are still available, and hopefully if you don't have all of them or need new copies, this will encourage you to purchase them. They are available at Jackson's own web site (www.jacksonbrowne.com) and at Amazon.com.

Vol. 10 (79:56)
01. Album Intro--Media America 2.21.94
02. I'm Alive--Hamburg 10.28.93
03. Follow-up to I'm Alive--KCRW Santa Monica 2.7.94
04. My Problem Is You--London 10.24.93
05. Everywhere I Go--Hamburg 10.28.93
06. Intro to I'll Do Anything--New York City 11.10.93
07. I'll Do Anything--New York City 11.10.93
08. Miles Away--Hamburg 10.28.93
09. Too Many Angels--Hamburg 10.28.93
10. Intro to Take This Rain--Belfast 6.24.94
11. Take This Rain--Belfast 6.24.94
12. Intro to Two of Me, Two of You--KCRW Santa Monica 2.7.94
13. Two of Me, Two of You--London 10.24.93
14. Intro to Sky Blue and Black--London 10.24.93
15. Sky Blue and Black--London 10.24.93
16. All Good Things--Northrup 3.1.94
17. Intro to I'm Alive --New York City 10.17.91
18. I'm Alive (very early unfinished version)--Los Angeles 11.16.90
19. I'll Do Anything (alternate version)--Philadelphia 7.25.12
20. Too Many Angels (acoustic version)--Olympia 8.17.00
21. Sky Blue and Black (acoustic version)--Richmond 5.17.00
22. I'm Alive (alternate version)--Madrid 3.21.99

On tracks 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 13, and 15, the musicians are
Jackson Browne--vocals, guitars, keyboards
Mark Goldenberg--guitars
Mauricio Lewak--drums
Kevin McCormick--bass
Andrea Rae--percussion, vocals
Scott Thurston--keyboards, guitars, vocals
Jeff Young--keyboards, vocals

On tracks 11 and 16 the band consists of
Jackson Browne--vocals, guitars, keyboards
Luis Conte--percussion
Mark Goldenberg--guitars
Mauricio Lewak--drums
Kevin McCormick--bass
Vonda Shepherd--vocals
Scott Thurston--keyboards, guitars, vocals
Jeff Young--keyboards, vocals

On track 18 the artists include
Jackson Browne--vocals, guitar
Jorge Calderon--bass, vocals
Wally Ingram--percussion
Scott Thurston--guitar, vocals

On track 19 the performers are
Jackson Browne--vocals, guitar
Mauricio Lewak--drums
Val McCallum--guitars
Sara Watkins--fiddle, vocals
Sean Watkins--acoustic guitar, vocals
Tyler Chester--keyboards

On tracks 20, 21, and 22 Jackson gives a solo acoustic performance.