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Design of a Decade: 1986-1996

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/10/1995
Label: A&M
UPC: 0731454039925
catalogNumber: 540399
Rank: 15421

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,Composer,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   Composer,Producer
Monte Moir   Arranger,Producer
Shep Pettibone   Remixing
Michael Wagener   Remixing
Steve Wiese   Producer,Engineer
John McClain   Executive Producer
David Ritz   Liner Notes
James Harris   Composer
Jeri Heiden   Art Direction

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Design of a Decade: 1986-1996 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
MikeCheck More than 1 year ago
Flawless collection of hits from Control and Rhythm Nation 1814. This also includes the #1 smash "That's The Way Love Goes" along with new (at the time) records "Runaway" and "Twenty Foreplay." It doesn't get much better than this.
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