Written-By – A.R. Rahman, Liz Phair
From "People Like Us" The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.
Liz Phair is the fourth studio album by American singer-songwriter Liz Phair, released June 24, 2003 on Capitol Records. Why Can't I and Extraordinary were released as singles. Phair began production on the album with Michael Penn. Liz Phair debuted at 27 on the Billboard 200. As of July 2010, the album had sold 433,000 copies. Initially, Phair worked on tracks for the album with songwriter Michael Penn as the producer, but the finished album received a lukewarm reception from Capitol. Elizabeth Clark Phair born April 17, 1967 is an American singer-songwriter. Born in New Haven, Connecticut, Phair was adopted at birth and raised primarily in the Chicago area. After graduating from Oberlin College in 1990, she attempted to start a musical career in San Francisco, California, but returned to her home in Chicago, where she began self-releasing audio cassettes under the name Girly Sound. The tapes led to a recording contract with the independent record label Matador Records. Liz Phair Interview, 1994. Liz dissects Exile in Guyville and how the album cover was Phair album. Having already exhausted the recording budget, label president Andy Slater offered Phair more money to record if she agreed to work on possible singles with the production team known as The Matrix. liz phi a r a. rahman could be said that Liz Phair's greatest asset has always been her inability to write a perfect pop. It still stands as a powerfully confrontational album, skirting convention yet marked by Phair's striking awareness of her own limitations. Unfortunately, it seems that Phair has spent the better part of her post-Exile career trying to gloss over the very limitations that made her original statement so profound. Though her second album, Whip-Smart, had a few choice moments which recalled the insight and complexity of Exile, it ultimately seemed like a much more calculated affair. Things didn't start to go horribly awry, of course, until Phair's next album, Whitechocolatespaceegg. Pitchfork Critic Apologizes for Bashing Liz Phair Album Singer Graciously Accepts. By BreAnna Bell. BreAnna Bell. Liz Phair