Design of a Decade: 1986-1996

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Design of a Decade: 1986-1996 is a misleading title. The bulk of Janet Jackson's greatest-hits collection concentrates on Control and Rhythm Nation 1814, simply by contractual necessity. That is far from a fatal flaw. The hits from those two albums were state-of-the-art dance-pop productions at the time of their release, filled with bottomless beats and memorable, catchy hooks. None of the songs has lost any of its impact, from the funk of "Miss You Much" and "What Have You Done for Me Lately," to the ballads "Let's Wait Awhile" and "Come Back to Me." In addition to all 13 Top 40 hits from Control and Rhythm Nation -- all but one went into the Top Five -- Design...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Design of a Decade: 1986-1996 is a misleading title. The bulk of Janet Jackson's greatest-hits collection concentrates on Control and Rhythm Nation 1814, simply by contractual necessity. That is far from a fatal flaw. The hits from those two albums were state-of-the-art dance-pop productions at the time of their release, filled with bottomless beats and memorable, catchy hooks. None of the songs has lost any of its impact, from the funk of "Miss You Much" and "What Have You Done for Me Lately," to the ballads "Let's Wait Awhile" and "Come Back to Me." In addition to all 13 Top 40 hits from Control and Rhythm Nation -- all but one went into the Top Five -- Design of a Decade includes the biggest and best hit from janet., the sultry "That's the Way Love Goes," and two new songs, "Runaway" and "Twenty Foreplay." It's a credit to Janet that the two new numbers feel like genuine hits, not tacked-on filler, and help make the album a compulsively listenable greatest-hits collection.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/10/1995
  • Label: A&M
  • UPC: 731454039925
  • Catalog Number: 540399
  • Sales rank: 3,979

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Runaway (3:34)
  2. 2 What Have You Done for Me Lately? (4:44)
  3. 3 Nasty (4:03)
  4. 4 When I Think of You (3:55)
  5. 5 Escapade (4:44)
  6. 6 Miss You Much (4:12)
  7. 7 Love Will Never do (Without You) (4:35)
  8. 8 Alright (4:38)
  9. 9 Control (5:14)
  10. 10 The Pleasure Principle (4:13)
  11. 11 Black Cat (4:47)
  12. 12 Rhythm Nation (5:58)
  13. 13 That's the Way Love Goes (4:25)
  14. 14 Come Back to Me (5:36)
  15. 15 Let's Wait Awhile (4:36)
  16. 16 Twenty Foreplay (6:08)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Janet Jackson Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals, Rhythm
Jerome Benton Vocals
Jimmy Jam Vocals, Multi Instruments, Rhythm
Jellybean Johnson Vocals
Terry Lewis Multi Instruments
Mike Scott Guitar
Technical Credits
Janet Jackson Arranger, Producer, Executive Producer
Melanie Andrews Arranger
Lee Blaske Arranger
Alan Friedman Programming
Steve Hodge Engineer
Goh Hotoda Remixing
Jimmy Jam Arranger, Producer
Jellybean Johnson Producer, Remix Consultant
Terry Lewis Producer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Monte Moir Arranger, Producer
Shep Pettibone Remixing
Michael Wagener Remixing
Steve Wiese Producer, Engineer
John McClain Executive Producer
David Ritz Liner Notes
Jeri Heiden Art Direction
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    DOAD is the perfect title

    well i see how this album got it's name. janet shows herself 2 be the real queen of pop on this album. from start to finish the classics don't stop. she even decided 2 put 2 unreleased songs (until the album) on there. i must say i was shocked. i should have never doubted janet.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    GREAT LISTENING

    THIS ALBUM IS GREAT! IT CONTAINS A NICE VARIETY OF SLOW SONGS AND HOT DANCE SONGS.

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