Velvet Rope

The Velvet Rope

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by Janet Jackson
     
 

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Where janet., Ms. Jackson's third blockbuster album, implied sexuality with its teasing cover and seductive grooves, its sequel, The Velvet Rope, is sexually explicit, offering tales of bondage, body piercing, and bisexuality. Working with her mainstays Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Jackson essentially…  See more details below

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Where janet., Ms. Jackson's third blockbuster album, implied sexuality with its teasing cover and seductive grooves, its sequel, The Velvet Rope, is sexually explicit, offering tales of bondage, body piercing, and bisexuality. Working with her mainstays Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Jackson essentially reworks the hushed atmosphere of janet., without putting a new sonic spin on the material. With a running time of 70-plus minutes and 22 tracks, the album is simply too long, which is unfortunate, because there are good moments on The Velvet Rope.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/07/1997
Label:
Virgin Records Us
UPC:
0724384476229
catalogNumber:
44762
Rank:
4532

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Janet Jackson   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Joni Mitchell   Track Performer
David Barry   Guitar
Carolyn Daws   Violin
Hanley Daws   Violin
Charles Gray   Viola
Camilla Heller   Cello
Joshua Koestenbaum   Cello
Alice Preves   Viola
Q-Tip   Rap,Track Performer
Nicholas Raths   Guitar
Alexander Richbourg   Vocals
Mike Scott   Guitar
Daryl Skobba   Cello
Mike Sobieski   Violin
Daria Tedeschi   Violin
Vanessa-Mae   Violin,Track Performer
Tina Landon   Vocals
Prof. T.   Vocals
Gary Raynor   Bass
Liz Sobieski   Violin
James "Big Jim" Wright   Organ,Keyboards,Vocals
Alyssa Hanson   Vocals
Brenda Mickens   Violin
Debbie Morrison   Vocals
Dale Newton   Cello
Willie R. Norwood   Choir Director
Kelly Konno   Vocals
Myrna Rain   Viola
Rayvaline Harrell   Choir Director
Shawnette Heard   Vocals
Miko Salone   Vocals
Leslie Shank   Violin
Jan Chong   Violin
Glen Donnellen   Viola
Lynne Erickson   Trumpet
United Children's Choir   Choir, Chorus
Kenny Holmen   Clarinet,Flute,Saxophone

Technical Credits

Janet Jackson   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements,rhythm arrangement
Joni Mitchell   Composer
Lee Blaske   String Arrangements
Rene Elizondo   Composer,Executive Producer
Brian Gardner   Mastering
Steve Hodge   Engineer
Jimmy Jam   Producer,Vocal Arrangements,rhythm arrangement
Terry Lewis   Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,rhythm arrangement
Alexander Richbourg   drum programming,rhythm arrangement
James Harris   Composer
Len Peltier   Art Direction
Tim Lauber   Engineer
James "Big Jim" Wright   rhythm arrangement
Kamaal Fareed   Composer
Miko Salone   Contributor

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The Velvet Rope 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
MikeCheck 3 months ago
The Velvet Rope is widely considered to be Janet Jackson's masterpiece. It's a very introspective album and it covers many topics ranging from sex and love to homophobia and abuse. Janet pulls it off effortlessly and beautifully. There are plenty of hits but there's also some bold experimentation with sound & lyric. Five star rating all the way!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Janet Jackson went from being full-clothed until barely clothed. This lady went from passive to expressive sensuality. Although the album is long, it has perky moments and funky beats. This album is a definite must for long night of dancing or partying. Enjoy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this CD, it is one many can relate to. It is filled with nice beats and heartfelt lyrics. 'The Velvet Rope' deserves all positive praise.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The patch of this album from ''What About'' to the end is a really strong set of varied, interesting and challenging pop music. ''What about'' in particular is a brave, strong & moving portrait of an abusive relationship. ''Special'' is a sweet song with some amazing musical surprises. ''Tonight'' is an intriguing update on Rod Stewart's lecherous classic.
Didn't expect to enjoy it so much, but I did!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This introspective, multi-faceted concept album takes you deep into Janet's previously untouched inner turmoil. Janet pulls back her own velvet rope, revealing a darker side of herself as she sheds her burdens and demonstrates a new depth and realness both personally and in songwriting. While the journey is not always as upbeat as in Janet's prior works, the openness and vulnerability acheived by the album's end makes the journey worth what Janet has made a very enjoyable ride. Especially notable : You, Got 'Til It's Gone, My Need, Empty, Anything.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album chnaged the way i once viewed myself. It changed my thoughts about evrything. I love this album. It was a very open way of expression that i didn't expect from Janet. This was my 1st taste of her music (a whole album) and i must say it made me a fan. I hope she cont. 2 push the envelope and give people a since that they are not alone.
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