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Janet Jackson - Control FLAC album


Performer: Janet Jackson
Genre: Electronic / Soul and Funk music
Title: Control
Country: US
Released: 1986
Style: RnB/Swing, Synth-pop, Funk
FLAC version ZIP size: 1153 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1549 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1217 mb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 985
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Control is the third studio album by American recording artist Janet Jackson, released on February 4, 1986, by A&M Records.

Control" is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Janet Jackson for her third album Control (1986). It was written by Jackson, James Harris III, and Terry Lewis and produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. The song was released as the fourth single from the album on October 21, 1986 by A&M Records. Its arrangement, built upon complex rhythmic tracks, showcased state-of-the-art production. The song is about Jackson wanting to finally take control of her life.

After releasing two commercially disappointing albums, Janet Jackson returned in 1986 with her breakthrough third album, Control. While her previous releases were full of bubblegum pop, Janet’s sound was given a funky makeover courtesy of the Minneapolis sound from legendary production duo Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, along with their former bandmates Monte Moir and Jellybean Johnson from the Prince-assembled group The Time. The title track was about Janet being independent from the control of her father, Joe Jackson, who she fired as her manager going into this album. Nasty was created after she was harrassed by nasty boys on the street, and What Have You Done For Me Lately was, in part, about her annuled marriage to singer James DeBarge. Control was the genesis of Janet’s iconic status, but the album only debuted at number 102 on the Billboard 200.

The true genius of Control lies in the marriage of her extremely self-assured vocals with the emphatic beats of R&B production wizards Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. The duo was already well established in the music industry, but the practically flawless Control showcased Jam and Lewis' true studio mastery

The 'Control' album made Janet Jackson a pop superstar. Photo: Courtesy Photo. Janet Jackson, sadly, won't be joining him. Timberlake could have used this moment to make things right, to correct an egregious wrong from so many years ago when he joined Jackson onstage at Super Bowl XXXVIII in Houston. He tore her costume, revealing a breast covered by a nipple plate, for less than a second.

Janet Jackson (album). Janet Jackson is the self-titled debut album by American recording artist Janet Jackson. It was released on September 21, 1982, by A&M Records. Jackson's career as a recording artist was established by her father and manager Joseph Jackson, who arranged her recording contract with her recording company. Prior to her rise to fame, the singer had no interest in pursuing a musical career

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Control
Backing Vocals – Hami WaveEngineer [Recording] – Steve WieseKeyboards [Digital] – Janet JacksonSampler – Jimmy Jam
5:53
2 Nasty
Keyboards [Digital] – Janet JacksonVocals [Nasty Boy] – Jellybean Johnson, Jerome Benton, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis
4:04
3 What Have You Done For Me Lately
Drum Programming – Terry LewisEngineer [Recording] – Steve HodgeSampler, Piano [Acoustic], Backing Vocals – Jimmy JamSynthesizer – Janet Jackson
4:59
4 You Can Be Mine
Backing Vocals – Gwendolyn TraylorCo-producer, Arranged By [Rhythm], Guitar [Solo] – Jellybean JohnsonDrum Programming, Bass – Terry LewisEngineer [Recording] – Steve HodgeKeyboards [Synthesized & Digital Bells] – Janet Jackson
5:18
5 The Pleasure Principle
Co-producer, Mixed By, Engineer [Recording] – Steve WieseEngineer [Assistant] – Monte Moir, Terry LewisGuitar [Guitars] – Geoff BouchieizProducer, Arranged By [Rhythm & Vocals], Drum Programming, Guitar, Synthesizer, Programmed By [Synthesizer] – Monte MoirWritten-By – Monte Moir
4:57
6 When I Think Of You
Guitar – Terry LewisPiano [Digital] – Janet Jackson
3:57
7 He Doesn't Know I'm Alive
Arranged By [Vocals], Backing Vocals – Lisa KeithCo-producer, Synthesizer, Guitar, Arranged By [Rhythm & Vocals] – Spencer BernardDrum Programming – Roger Dumas Engineer [Additional Recording] – Steve Hodge, Steve WieseEngineer [Assistant] – Terry LewisEngineer [Basic Recording] – David RivkinKeyboards [Digital Bells] – Janet JacksonSaxophone – Troy AnthonySynthesizer – Mark CardenasWritten-By – Spencer Bernard
3:32
8 Let's Wait Awhile
Acoustic Guitar [6 String], Acoustic Guitar [12 String] – O' Nicholas RathsArranged By [Vocals] – Melanie AndrewsEngineer [Assistant] – Steve WiesePiano [Acoustic] – Jimmy JamProducer, Synthesizer, Keyboards [Digital Bells] – Janet JacksonWritten-By – Janet Jackson, James Harris III , Terry Lewis*, Melanie Andrews
4:37
9 Funny How Time Flies (When You're Having Fun)
Acoustic Guitar [6 String], Acoustic Guitar [12 String] – O' Nicholas Raths
4:28

Credits

  • Arranged By [Rhythm] – Janet Jackson (tracks: 1 to 3, 6, 8, 9), Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis (tracks: 1 to 4, 6, 8, 9)
  • Arranged By [Vocals] – Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis (tracks: 1 to 4, 6, 8, 9)
  • Art Direction – Chuck Beeson
  • Art Direction, Design – Melanie Nissen
  • Backing Vocals – Janet Jackson (tracks: 1 to 3, 5, 8, 9), Melanie Andrews (tracks: 1, 3, 6, 8, 9), Terry Lewis (tracks: 1, 3, 6)
  • Co-producer – Janet Jackson (tracks: 1 to 7, 9)
  • Coordinator [Project Coordinator] – Lyle Baker
  • Drum Programming – Jimmy Jam (tracks: 1, 2, 6, 8, 9)
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Jimmy Jam, Steve Hodge (tracks: 2, 6, 8, 9), Steve Hodge (tracks: 6, 8, 9)
  • Engineer [Recording] – Terry Lewis (tracks: 1 to 4, 6, 8, 9)
  • Executive Producer – John McClain
  • Keyboards [Digital] – Jimmy Jam (tracks: 2, 4, 6, 8, 9)
  • Lead Vocals – Janet Jackson
  • Mixed By – Steve Hodge (tracks: 1 to 4, 6 to 9)
  • Percussion – Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis (tracks: 1 to 4, 6, 8, 9)
  • Photography By – Tony Viramontes
  • Producer – Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis (tracks: 1 to 4, 6 to 9)
  • Programmed By [Synthesizers] – Jimmy Jam (tracks: 1, 3, 4, 7, 9)
  • Synthesizer – Jimmy Jam (tracks: 1, 3, 4, 9)
  • Written-By – Janet Jackson (tracks: 1 to 4, 6, 9), James Harris III , Terry Lewis* (tracks: 1 to 4, 6, 9)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 082839510622

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CD 5106 Janet Jackson Control ‎(CD, Album) A&M Records CD 5106 US 1986
SP-5106 Janet Jackson Control ‎(LP, Album, EMW) A&M Records SP-5106 US 1986
UICY-90017 Janet Jackson Control ‎(CD, Album, RE) Universal, A&M Records UICY-90017 Japan 2006
CS 3905 Janet Jackson Control ‎(Cass, Album, Chr) A&M Records CS 3905 US 1986
185161, 395.106-4 Janet Jackson Control ‎(Cass, Album, Whi) A&M Records, A&M Records 185161, 395.106-4 Chile 1986

Tracklist

A1 Control (Extended Version) 7:33
A2 Control (Edit) 3:26
B1 Control (Dub Version) 5:55
B2 Pretty Boy 6:32

Companies, etc.

  • Licensed To – A&M Records Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – A&M Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – A&M Records, Inc.
  • Pressed By – PRS Ltd.
  • Published By – CBS Songs Ltd.
  • Published By – Rondor Music (London) Ltd.
  • Mastered At – Tape One
  • Lacquer Cut At – Tape One

Credits

  • Arranged By [Rhythm, Vocals], Co-producer, Written-By – Janet Jackson (tracks: A1, A2, B1)
  • Arranged By [Rhythm, Vocals], Producer – Jimmy Jam,Terry Lewis* (tracks: A1, A2, B1)
  • Executive-Producer – John McClain (tracks: A1, A2, B1)
  • Mastered By – JA*
  • Producer – Jimmy Jam And Terry Lewis*
  • Producer, Written-By – Jesse Johnson (tracks: B2)
  • Remix – Steve Hodge (tracks: A1, A2, B1)
  • Written-By – James Harris III (tracks: A1, A2, B1), Terry Lewis (tracks: A1, A2, B1)

Notes

"Control" produced and remixed for Flyte Tyme Productions, Inc.

Original version of "Control" appears on the A&M album "Control".

"Pretty Boy" taken from the A&M album "Dream Street".
℗ 1984 A&M Records Inc.

A1 to B1 published by CBS Songs Ltd.
B2 published by Rondor Music (London) Ltd.

© 1986 A&M Records Inc.
A&M Records Ltd. are the exclusive licencees for the UK.

Original sound recording made by A&M Records, Inc.
Made in England.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): AMY 359 A // 2 ▽ 420 T 11 5 [stamped] JA [etched]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): AMY 359 B // 1 ▽ 420 T 11 5 [stamped]
  • Rights Society: MCPS/BIEM

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
AM-2877 Janet Jackson Control ‎(7", Single) A&M Records AM-2877 US 1986
AM 359 Janet Jackson Control ‎(7", Single) A&M Records AM 359 UK 1986
K-143 Janet Jackson Control ‎(7", Single) A&M Records K-143 Australia 1986
SP-12218 Janet Jackson Control ‎(12", Single) A&M Records SP-12218 US 1986
AM 359 Janet Jackson Control ‎(7", Single, Promo) A&M Records AM 359 UK 1986