Janet Jackson ‎– The Velvet Rope - 1997 R + B - Sealed 2LP

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Janet Jackson ‎– The Velvet Rope

UMC ‎– B0030250-01, Virgin Records America, Inc. ‎– B0030250-01
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album

2019 reissue including bonus track. Artwork replicated from original 1997 pressing.

Sticker on back says "Made in Canada"

26 Jul 2019
Electronic, Funk / Soul, Pop
Ballad, Rhythm & Blues


A1 Interlude - Twisted Elegance
A2 Velvet Rope Featuring – Vanessa Mae
A3 You
A4 Got Till’ It’s Gone Featuring – Joni Mitchell, Q-Tip
A5 Interlude - Speaker Phone
A6 My Need


B1 Interlude - Fasten Your Seatbelts
B2 Go Deep
B3 Free Xone
B4 Interlude - Memory
B5 Together Again
B6 Interlude - Online


C1 Empty
C2 Interlude - Full
C3 What About
C4 Every Time
C5 Tonight’s The Night


D1 I Get Lonely
D2 Rope Burn
D3 Anything
D4 Interlude - Sad
D5 Special
D6 Can’t Be Stopped


Companies, etc.

Mastered At – GZ Media – 191643E
Pressed By – Precision Record Pressing – 10-86404

Barcode and Other Identifiers

Barcode: 6 02577 66669 8
Matrix / Runout (1:1): 10-86404/B003025001-A KB 191643E1/A B0030250-01-A
Matrix / Runout (1:2): 10-86404/B003025001-B KB 191643E2/A B0030250-01-B
Matrix / Runout (2:1): 10-86404/B003025001-C KB 191643E3/A B0030250-01-C
Matrix / Runout (2:2): 10-86404/B003025001-D KB 191643E4/A B0030250-01-D

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

More Information
Condition New
Format 2LP, 180 Gram
Label Virgin Records
Color Black