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  • Audio CD (6 Oct. 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B000000WEX
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Mini-Disc  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
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Janet Jackson - Velvet Rope - Cd

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Teaming with her most accomplished collaborators, producer-songwriters Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Janet Jackson delivers what is easily her finest record since Rhythm Nation--and arguably her best ever. Highlights include jams like "You" and "Got 'Til It's Gone", which recontextualises samples from War and Joni Mitchell, respectively; the funky memorial to a dear departed, "Together Again"; and a slinky cover of Rod Stewart's "Tonight's the Night". Best of all, though, is "What About." An accusatory throw-down for a lover who beats and cheats even as he professes his love, it swings angrily between tender quiet and raging bitter funk. --David Cantwell

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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!
6/5
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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 Janet...it 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.
10/10
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Janet Jackson unleashes her sexiness throughout this album with sensual sexy tracks like Rope Burn, Go Deep, I Get Lonely etc. This album brought about her phenomenal The Velvet Rope Tour which gave a further glimpse into how wonderfully talented Janet is as an artist in her own right. It is known that this album has been overlooked in the past and has not been given its due credit which is a shame but it truly stands out as one of Janet's top 3 albums.
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LOVE this album. i can really relate to so many tracks on this album!! Every time,You,What About,Go Deep,I Get Lonely!!

this album could well be Janet's best!! it also has her best selling UK single Together Again!
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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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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 greatness of this album..buy it.
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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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