You Said

You Said

by Jermaine JacksonJermaine Jackson


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Jermaine Jackson's sole LaFace release, You Said, is most known for the controversy (or hype) surrounding the supposed lyrical attack on his brother Michael on the album's second single, "Word to the Badd." But taken on its own merit, You Said was one of Jackson's better post-Motown albums. Produced by the LaFace family -- L.A. Reid & Babyface, Kayo, and Darryl Simmons -- the credits also listed longtime Jackson collaborator John Barnes (Rebbie Jackson's gold single "Centipede," Janet Jackson's "You Don't Stand Another Chance," and the Jacksons' "Torture" and "Body"). Like Janet declared her independence on "Control," Jermaine does so on "Rebel (With a Cause)" while Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid supplies burning power chords and lighting fast solos. "I Dream, I Dream" sounds a lot like the original version of Bobby Brown's "Every Little Step I Take." "A Lovers Holiday" and "Treat You Right" (with vocals by Babyface) are done in the style of "Tender Lover." The ballad "True Lovers" softly lurches along like "Whip Appeal." Opening with swirling harps, "Don't You Deserve Someone" comes closest in fire and spirit to his emotive, classic ballads (the Jackson 5's "I Found That Girl," his own "My Touch of Madness" from My Name Is Jermaine). Though at times, You Said sounds derivative of LA Reid & Babyface's previous productions, it's a joy to hear Jermaine's vocals upfront, unlike many of his post-Motown albums where they were buried under a mountain of production and effects.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/10/2009
Label: Imports
UPC: 4988017674840
catalogNumber: 867038
Rank: 113392

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jermaine Jackson   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Babyface   Bass,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Color Me Badd   Background Vocals
Pebbles   Background Vocals
Kayo   Bass,Percussion,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Dallas Austin   Background Vocals
L.A. Reid   Percussion
Vernon Reid   Guitar,Background Vocals
Donald Scheps   Synclavier
Daryl Simmons   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Tye-V   Vocals,Background Vocals
Chilli   Background Vocals
Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes   Background Vocals
Tionne Watkins   Background Vocals
Diz   Background Vocals
Artman   Background Vocals
Liz   Background Vocals
Rick & Bubba   Background Vocals
John Barnes   Synclavier

Technical Credits

Babyface   Producer,Executive Producer
Kayo   Producer,drum programming
Paul McKenna   Engineer
Donald Parks   Programming,MIDI Programming
Barney Perkins   Engineer
L.A. Reid   Programming,Producer,Executive Producer,Remixing,drum programming
Daryl Simmons   Producer
Donnell Sullivan   Engineer
Jim "Z" Zumpano   Engineer
Andrew Scheps   Synclavier Assistance
Calvin Lowery   Art Direction
Dave Way   Remixing
John Barnes   Arranger

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