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Janet.
     

Janet.

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by Janet Jackson
 

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After Control and Rhythm Nation 1814, Janet Jackson had quite a lot to live up to. Anyone who expected Jackson to top Rhythm Nation -- her crowning achievement and an incredibly tough act to follow -- was being unrealistic. But with janet., she delivered a respectable offering that, although not as strong as either

Overview

After Control and Rhythm Nation 1814, Janet Jackson had quite a lot to live up to. Anyone who expected Jackson to top Rhythm Nation -- her crowning achievement and an incredibly tough act to follow -- was being unrealistic. But with janet., she delivered a respectable offering that, although not as strong as either Control or Nation, has many strong points. As before, Jackson is joined by the prolific Jimmy Jam/Terry Lewis team, and their input is valuable on everything from the angry "This Time" and the hypnotic "That's the Way Love Goes" to the '60s-flavored "What'll I Do" and the sociopolitical "The New Agenda" (which features Public Enemy leader Chuck D). But perhaps the CD's most exciting track is "Funky Big Band," which samples jazz legend Lionel Hampton's 1938 big-band classic "I'm in the Mood for Swing" with thrilling results. There are a few throwaways (including the lightweight ballad "Again"), but despite its shortcomings, janet. is a welcome addition to her catalog.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/18/1993
Label:
Virgin Records Us
UPC:
0077778782520
catalogNumber:
87825
Rank:
12833

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Janet Jackson   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Steve Wright   Trumpet
Kathleen Battle   Vocals
David Barry   Guitar
Jamecia Bennett   Background Vocals
David Bullock   Violin
Chuck D   Rap
Core Cotton   Background Vocals
Carolyn Daws   Violin
Hanley Daws   Violin
Bernie Edstrom   Trumpet
David Eiland   Alto Saxophone
Jeff Gottwig   Clarinet,Trumpet
Marie Graham   Background Vocals
Robert Hallgrimson   Trumpet,Alto Saxophone
Kenneth Holman   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Jam   Keyboards,Vocals
Dave Karr   Flute
Merilee Klemp   Oboe
Tom Kornacker   Violin
Laura Preves   Bassoon
Celine Leathead   Violin
Ann Nesby   Background Vocals
Steven Pikal   Trombone
Alice Preves   Viola
Gary Rayner   Bass
Mike Sobieski   Violin
Stokley   Drums
Tamas Strasser   Viola
Frank Stribbling   Guitar
Daria Tedeschi   Violin
Lawrence Waddell   Hammond Organ
Jimmy Wright   Keyboards,Vocals
Jossie Harris   Talking
Tina Landon   Talking
Cat Heads   Rap
Gary Raynor   Bass
David Ciland   Alto Saxophone
Mike Solieski   Violin
Jeff Taylor   Bass,Vocals
Kenny Holmen   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
David Carr   Flute
Mark Haynes   Bass

Technical Credits

Average White Band   Contributor
James Brown   Contributor
Janet Jackson   Composer,Producer
Kool & the Gang   Contributor
Diana Ross   Contributor
Supremes   Contributor
Flow   Contributor
Kathleen Battle   Contributor
Lee Blaskey   Orchestration
Bernie Edstrom   Horn Arrangements
Jimmy Jam   Producer,Contributor
Jellybean Johnson   Producer
Terry Lewis   Composer,Producer,Contributor
Stevie Wonder   Contributor
James Harris   Composer
Jossie Harris   Contributor
Tina Landon   Contributor
Diana Ross & the Supremes   Contributor
Len Peltier   Art Direction
Mark Haynes   Programming,drum programming

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4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
i found this album worth listening to. It has rock-and-soul songs, funk songs, slow grooves, ballads, sex songs, and a few interludes, revealing Jante's thoughts. If you don't have this album, get it now.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is one of the best albums Janet has ever created. She is very happy and u can tell by the way she sings each song. The album is just perfect. There is nothing more I can say (except 4 if u don't have it get it)! Classic !
Guest More than 1 year ago
Janest Jackson expresses millions of different emotions and moods in this single comprehensive album. It is a true work of art, conveying the essence of love, sadness, anger, hope, and so many other feelings that connect the human race. I highly recommend this to anyone who has ever felt anything.
scorpio85 More than 1 year ago
This CD began to emerge the Janet that is here today. I love this album because of its softer side. Everyone should own this CD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In 1993 Janet Jackson was still receiving critical and commercial success from her 10 million selling album "Rhythm Nation" and the world began to wonder what it was Janet had in store for her next album. I bet no one would have predicted that in 1993 Janet would release perhaps one of the best albums of all time. This is not just coming a Janet fan, but from a die-hard music fan. The album simply titled "janet." is the ultimate pop/r&b album you will probably ever purchase. In my opinion this is what made the world take Janet as a serious artist in the music industry. This album touches on pretty much every style of music there is. You can tell by listening to this record that Janet was exploring many types of music while recording it. The tracks that stands out to me are : "If", "That's The Way Love Goes", "Because Of Love", "Throb", "You Want This", "Any Time, Any Place", "The Body That Loves You", "Where Are You Now", and "Again". The songs on this album are so amazing. It is natural that this is the album everyone associates Janet Jackson to now. If you do not already own this album then I suggest you go and buy it. You do not know what you are missing!
KoolinEO More than 1 year ago
This is the quintessential Janet Jackson album. Best Ever!!!!. If you do not have this in your collection get a copy right now!.
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