by Janet JacksonJanet 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 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


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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