The Velvet Rope [Explicit]
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The Velvet Rope [Explicit]

25 Sep 1997

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  Song Title Artist
Interlude - Twisted Elegance Janet Jackson
Velvet Rope Janet Jackson Featuring Vanessa Mae
You Janet Jackson
Got 'Til It's Gone (Feat. Q-Tip and Joni Mitchell) [Explicit] Janet Jackson Featuring Q-Tip And Joni Mitchell
Interlude - Speaker Phone Janet Jackson
My Need Janet Jackson
Interlude - Fasten Your Seatbelts Janet Jackson
Go Deep Janet Jackson
Free Xone Janet Jackson
Interlude - Memory Janet Jackson
Together Again Janet Jackson
Interlude - Online Janet Jackson
Empty Janet Jackson
Interlude - Full Janet Jackson
What About [Explicit] Janet Jackson
Every Time Janet Jackson
Tonight's The Night Janet Jackson
I Get Lonely Janet Jackson
Rope Burn Janet Jackson
Anything Janet Jackson
Interlude - Sad Janet Jackson
Special (Contains Hidden Track 'Can't Be Stopped') Janet Jackson

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  • Original Release Date: 25 Sep 1997
  • Release Date: 25 Sep 1997
  • Label: Virgin Records America
  • Copyright: (C) 1997 Black Doll Inc
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  • Total Length: 1:15:22
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B001J9MSRY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,597 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the best album you'll EVER buy! 25 Jun 2002
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This is seriously the greatest album EVER! From the opening title track which features a sample of Tubela Bells and violin supremo Vanessa Mae which is an epic of a song, to the closing track 'Special' a beautiful and spiritual song which is from the heart the album is just consistant in its excellence.
'You' is an original,gritty and funky song with Janet as you've never heard her before. 'Got 'Til it's Gone' featuring Joni Mitchell and Q-Tip is an instant classic and is one of the most original and best songs ever made. 'What About' is an extremely personal track dealing with domestic abuse, its sincere and very sad but an amazing and brave song. Other highlights include the bluesy 'I Get Lonely', the kinky 'Rope Burn' and the hidden track 'Can't Be Stopped' and the anthem 'Together Again'.
It's not the happiest album ever made -but- is the best album ever made...if your not really a Janet fan but your a little interested i can asure you this will be the best buy ever!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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never has an album been so very entrancing on the first listen, at first i thought it would be similar in tone to couldn't be more different.
here we are given a new Ms Jackson, one with power and elegance when she delivers such powerful vocals to eah meaningful lyric, she interweives political and taboo subjects between each song and even states her personal perspective to the album.
an artist has never been this rich in material for a while and now 12 years later many cannot manage to compare to the status and quality of The Velvet Rope.
it is bacause of this that she has managed to secure herself another album on my all time favourite list, but this is not 'another Janet album' it is deeper than that and also grittier too.
Madonna explored sexuality in her misjudged masterpiece Erotica 5 years prior, but Janet takes everything further and also in the song Free Xone she references to same sex relationships and takes on the homophobes(quite extraoridinary).
overall, this is one of the greatest gems of the 90's that still has an impact today much like that of Rhythm Nation 1814 and Control.
filled with R & B grooves like 'Janet.' inense dance beats like never before and with two years in production she has made an incredible triumph in music.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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This album truly lets you into Janet Jackson the lyrics are fantastic and there is not one song on this album that wont make you think that Janet is a extremely talented lady! There are sexy songs feel good songs and others that will just blow your mind away. i would say that you will NEED this in your CD collection. JANET JACKSON IS FANTASTIC
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD
Janet takes you on an adventure through her troubled times and happy times. We learn hoe Miss Jackson deals with problems that opress her. A very personal ablum. Features Q-tip in the huge hit single 'Got til it's gone' and with the mega hit 'Together again,' this is an ablum that you will not be able to take out from your CD player!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!!! 19 May 2001
By A Customer
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This album is the best,i honestly think there isnt a better rnb/pop album better then this.Every single song is fantastic from the funky "together again" and "go deep" to the slow "got til its gone".But the highlight of this album 4 me is the amazing "what about",probaly her most edgy and angry song shes done.....its amazing!!!BUY NOW!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very funky, cool cd 16 Nov 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Definitely my favorite Janet Jackson cd. This is much funkier - more in line with the latest release from Whitney Houston and Lauryn Hill' debut. The beats on this cd are terrific and for the first time I have found a Janet Jackson cd that I can really recommend. There really are a number of great songs here - Got 'til it's Gone, What About, Go Deep - all of these songs have infectious beats that make you feel more energetic. I especially like Got 'til it's Gone because it features Q-Tip and Joni Mitchell which is a very unique combination of performers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Turned me into a Janet fan 25 July 2002
Format:Audio CD
It's been several years since I bought this album. Every few months, it still gets stints in my CD player. There aren't many CDs that I can say that of; so many get confined to the rack solely to make my collection look bigger...
It starts off beautifully, a nice little prelude to set the scene and then straight into Velvet Rope, the title track. It's brimming with emotion. Vanessa May's violin solo is strong, elegant and very evocative.
There are many different styles touched upon. From sensual pop ballad to some real funk flavours but everything still feels very "Janet". She has such a distinctive style, not dis-similar to but far enough away from brother Michael.
The album as a whole is very erotic, giving what I think is a very touching insight to feminine sexuality. The production is just gorgeous, everything flowing very well from track to track. The short interludes throughout the piece break up the CD so it doesn't just feel like a selection of songs; it becomes a true musical work.
Indulge yourself. Put this on, turn up the volume, turn down the lights and pour yourself a generous measure of brandy. It'll be a treat.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best she ever dun!! 20 Nov 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I Brought this when it first came out and thought i'd write a review just to tell you how good this is
1.Interlude - Twisted Elegance/Good intro good beat 10/10
2.Velvet Rope (Featuring Vanessa Mae)/What Can i say both girls give a wickid performance love it 10/10
3.You/Very good song one of my favourites 10/10
4.Got 'Til Its Gone (Featuring Q-tip & Joni Mitchell)/A sample from Joni's "Big Yellow Taxi" I ,ove this q-tip brings a goos flow very catchy song heavy beat 10/10
5.Interlude - Speaker Phone/"Your P*ssy gon' swell up & fall apart says her friend on the other line i think its really funny 10/10
6.My Need/Good R'n'b tune it sounds like something Aaliyah would have sung but either way very good 10/10
7.Interlude - Fasten Your Seatbelts/Funny 10/10
8.Go Deep/Very good ol' school sounding song i live this Can relate to this :) 10/10
9.Free Xone/A song about finding hidden sexuality good song maybe Janet had a n experience you never know 10/10
10.Interlude - Memory/Can't really comment on it 'cos its only 4 seconds long (No Grade)
11.2gether Again/Very good song about losing her friends to AIDS very heat warming dance song 10/10
12.Interlude - Online/Ahh I remember that sound of dial-up internet thankfully i have broadband now lol 10/10
13.Empty/Its ok not one of the best good beat tho 9/10
14.Interlude - Full/Very True what shes syas 10/10
15.What About/The best song on the album i can really really relate to this 11/10
16.Everytime/Very chilled song 10/10
17.2nites the Nite/Rod Stewart remake as ive never heard the original so i can't compare the 2 but i like this song its sweet 10/10
18.I Get Lonely/I Prefer the Blackstreet remix to this song but this is still good 10/10
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5.0 out of 5 stars Underated
This album, deserves much more credit that it got, strong songs, great flow..Together Again, Go Deep, Got Til It's Gone and a cover of Rod Stewart's Tonight's The Night add to the... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Antmuzic
5.0 out of 5 stars The SEXY album
Janet Jackson unleashes her sexiness throughout this album with sensual sexy tracks like Rope Burn, Go Deep, I Get Lonely etc. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Susan Uzor
5.0 out of 5 stars Miss Janet's "The Velvet Rope" project
It's dark, liberating and honest record!
Songs like You, Free Xone and Rope Burn are pure r'n'b masterpieces! The whole album is a story that runs flawless. Read more
Published 20 months ago by twistedxone
5.0 out of 5 stars Janet's Masterpiece
Like 'Thriller' was Michael Jackson's masterpiece, 'The Velvet Rope' is Janet's. It's even better than her 1994 album 'janet' which was amazing (and I highly reccomend if you're a... Read more
Published on 22 Jun 2009 by ''Rebel Flower''
4.0 out of 5 stars actually pretty good
only got the record because of j dilla's involvment in got till its gone but actualy apart from together again which is incredibly corny its actually a really good album. Read more
Published on 27 Aug 2008 by Mr. Greg Cookman
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
1. Twisted Elegance. 8/10
2. Velvet Rope. 9/10
3. You. 10/10
4. Got 'Til It's gone. 10/10
5. Speaker Phone. 7/10
6. My Need. 10/10
7. Read more
Published on 16 Mar 2008 by Alex
5.0 out of 5 stars Still an all time favourite
Even though this is an old album now, I felt the need to review it as one of my all time greatest albums, and with a lot to choose from I've had a bit of a list to go through. Read more
Published on 26 Aug 2007 by Celeste
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