Rhythm Nation 1814

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
After shocking the R&B world with 1986's Control -- a gutsy, risk-taking triumph that was a radical departure from her first two albums -- Michael and Jermaine Jackson's younger sister reached an even higher artistic plateau with the conceptual Rhythm Nation 1814. Once again, she enlists the help of Time graduates Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis one of the more soulful production/songwriting teams of 1980s and '90s R&B with wildly successful results. In 1989, protest songs were common in rap but rare in R&B -- Janet Jackson, following rap's lead, dares to address social and political topics on "The Knowledge," the disturbing "State of the World," and the poignant ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
After shocking the R&B world with 1986's Control -- a gutsy, risk-taking triumph that was a radical departure from her first two albums -- Michael and Jermaine Jackson's younger sister reached an even higher artistic plateau with the conceptual Rhythm Nation 1814. Once again, she enlists the help of Time graduates Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis one of the more soulful production/songwriting teams of 1980s and '90s R&B with wildly successful results. In 1989, protest songs were common in rap but rare in R&B -- Janet Jackson, following rap's lead, dares to address social and political topics on "The Knowledge," the disturbing "State of the World," and the poignant ballad "Living in a World" which decries the reality of children being exposed to violence. Jackson's voice is wafer-thin, and she doesn't have much of a range -- but she definitely has lots of soul and spirit and uses it to maximum advantage on those gems as well as nonpolitical pieces ranging from the Prince-influenced funk/pop of "Miss You Much" and "Alright" to the caressing, silky ballads "Someday Is Tonight," "Alone," and "Come Back to Me" to the pop
ock smoker "Black Cat." For those purchasing their first Janet Jackson release, Rhythm Nation would be an even wiser investment than Control -- and that's saying a lot.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/24/1989
  • Label: A&M
  • UPC: 075021392021
  • Catalog Number: 3920
  • Sales rank: 7,487

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Interlude: Pledge (0:47)
  2. 2 Rhythm Nation (5:31)
  3. 3 Interlude: T.V. (0:22)
  4. 4 State Of The World (4:48)
  5. 5 Interlude: Race (0:05)
  6. 6 The Knowledge (3:54)
  7. 7 Interlude: Let's Dance (0:03)
  8. 8 Miss You Much (4:12)
  9. 9 Interlude: Come Back Interlude (0:21)
  10. 10 Love Will Never Do (Without You) (5:50)
  11. 11 Livin' In A World (They Didn't Make) (4:41)
  12. 12 Alright (6:26)
  13. 13 Interlude: Hey Baby (0:10)
  14. 14 Escapade (4:44)
  15. 15 Interlude: No Acid (0:05)
  16. 16 Black Cat (4:50)
  17. 17 Lonely (4:59)
  18. 18 Come Back to Me (5:33)
  19. 19 Someday Is Tonight (6:00)
  20. 20 Interlude: Livin'...In Complete Darkness (1:07)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Janet Jackson Primary Artist, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals
Herb Alpert Trumpet, Horn, Brass
Johnny Gill Percussion, Finger Snapping
Jesse Johnson Guitar
Julie Ayer Violin
David Barry Guitar, Electric Guitar, 12-string Guitar
Carolyn Daws Violin
Hanley Daws Violin
Rene Elizondo Vocals, Background Vocals
James Greer Vocals, Background Vocals
Steve Hodge Vocals, Background Vocals
Peter Howard Cello
Jimmy Jam Percussion, Piano, Drums, Keyboards
Jellybean Johnson Guitar, Drums, Vocals, Background Vocals
Lisa Keith Background Vocals
Kathy Kienzle Harp
Joshua Koestenbaum Cello
Jamial Lafleur Vocals, Background Vocals
Terry Lewis Bass, Percussion, Background Vocals
Tshaye Marks Vocals, Background Vocals
Tarnika McDaniel Background Vocals
John McLain Guitar, Background Vocals
Shante Owens Vocals, Background Vocals
Amy Powell Voices
Randy Ran Vocals, Background Vocals
Nicholas Raths Guitar, Classical Guitar
Sonya Robinson Vocals, Background Vocals
Clarice Rupert Vocals, Background Vocals
Warlesha Ryan Vocals, Background Vocals
Tamas Strasser Viola
John Tartaglia Viola
Reshard Taylor Vocals, Background Vocals
John McClain Vocals, Background Vocals
Tamika McDaniel Vocals
Romuald Tecco Concert Master
Hyacinthe Tlucek Concert Master
Steve Wilson Vocals, Background Vocals
Anthony Thomas Vocals, Background Vocals
Chris Brown Bass
Steve Barnett Conductor
Technical Credits
Johnny Gill Special Effects
Janet Jackson Arranger, Producer
Lee Blaske Arranger
David Eiland Programming
Steve Hodge Engineer
Jimmy Jam Programming, Producer
Jellybean Johnson Producer
Terry Lewis Arranger, Producer
John McClain Producer
Richard Frankel Art Direction, Cover Design
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    I have no negative opinions about Barnes & Noble's service. I am completely satisfied!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Janet delivers a strong realese

    Janet Jackson has had one of the most illustrious and underrated careers in show biz today. Her brother Michael, the embarassing Super Bowl incident, and the rumors of a hidden daughter have all overshadowed her as a singer. "Rhythm Nation 1814" is a great album and has many catchy tunes. The problem may be that most of the bass lines and effects sound the same. The material is strong, the producers are strong, but somewhere in the middle that falters. The interludes are a bit incessant, but they do accent it sometimes well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I wish there were more stars

    Wow! This is 1 of the best albums I have ever heard. From start 2 finish Janet it's crazy ! It's just 1 of those albums that stays fresh 4ever. Good job Janet 4real.

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