Q - 8/00, p.1044 stars out of 5
- "...[A] startling debut both musically rewarding and highly accessible."
NME (Magazine) - 5/13/00, p.326 out of 10
- "...An impressive debut....standing on its own thanks to her superb, effortless soprano....Stand out tracks include all tunes penned by Kevin 'She'kspere' Briggs..."
Personnel: Pink (vocals); Harold Frasier, Jr., Soulshock, Karlin, Lamont Maxwell, Daron Jones (various instruments); Michael Hartnet (guitar, bass); Craig Love, Derrick Scott (guitar); Kerren Stewart, Angele Lawless, James Eanes, Kathryn Stewart, Helen Kopec (strings); P.A. (keyboards, drums); Babyface, Terence "Tramp-Baby" Abney (keyboards, programming); Steve Rhythm, Brainz Dimilo (programming); Chrissy Conway, Shen Flaanagan, Tye-V, Ezeke, Erika Nuri Prather, Sheree Ford-Payne, Kandi Burruss, Tavia Ivey, Ricardo Lewis, Jamal Jones (background vocals).
Producers include: Babyface, Anthony President, Tricky, Lamont Maxwell, Steve Rhythm.
Engineers include: Paul Bountin, Tricky, Chris Champion.
Personnel: P!nk (vocals, background vocals); Craig Love, Derrick Scott, Mike Hartnett (guitar); Kerren Berz (strings); P.A. (keyboards, drums); Terence "Tramp Baby" Abney (keyboards, drum programming); Anthony President (drum programming); Jamal Jones, Chrissy Conway, Ricardo Lewis, Tye-V, Sherree Ford-Payne, Tavia Ivey (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Neil Pogue; Kevin "KD" Davis; Manny Marroquin; Milwaukee Buck; Rob Chirelli.
Recording information: Boss Productions, Atlanta, GA; Brandon's Way, Hollywood, CA; Doppler Studios, Atlanta, GA; Patchwerk Recording Studio; Purple Dragon Studios, Atlanta, GA; Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA; Soundtrack Recording Studios, New York, NY; Triangle Sound Studios, Atlanta, GA; Unique Recording Studio, New York, NY.
Photographer: Daniela Federici.
Arrangers: Daron Jones; P!nk; Michael Keith; Jason Boyd; Karlin; Soulshock.
No rookie in the music business, Pink had already had careers both as a dancer and background singer before forming a group of her own. Packed with cutting-edge R&B and pop, her debut album boasts seven songs co-written by this appealing and talented young woman.
On CAN'T TAKE ME HOME, Pink pulls out all the stops, working with writers and producers including Babyface on "Split Personality," She'kspere on the blazing hot "Hell Wit Ya," and Soulshock & Karlin on "Private Show." Other standout cuts included here are "Do What U Do," "Most Girls," and "You Make Me Sick." With a sheen that can be attributed to Pink's previous years of showbiz experience, CAN'T TAKE ME HOME is an accomplished album for a debut release.