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Twenty years on, this richly experimental and deeply personal album is still the template for pop rebels.

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The Velvet Rope is the sixth studio album by American singer Janet Jackson. The album was released on October 7, 1997 through Virgin Records America. Upon experiencing an emotional breakdown, Jackson began facing a long-term case of depression, stemming from childhood and adolescent traumas, including body dysmorphia, anorexia and self-harm

This inventive 1997 album took listeners on a journey that gave props to Joni Mitchell ( Got ’Til It’s Gone ), denounced homophobia ( Free Xone ) and embraced freakiness ( My Need ). Jackson shifts nimbly between styles and influences-disco, soul, funk, drum ‘n’ bass-exuding a mature confidence that can make room for vulnerability. The hit single Together Again is simultaneously sad and jubilant, just like life itself. The Velvet Rope Janet Jackson.

Exorcising her demons with ‘The Velvet Rope’, Janet Jackson said recording the album was like cutting yourself open and exposing your insides. Published on. October 7, 2018. They objected in particular to the singer’s acceptance of same-sex relationships, which manifested itself in the song ‘Free Xone’, a satirical swipe at sexual discrimination riding on funkified backbeat

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The 77-minute Velvet Rope is part of a continuum, building from the self-empowering manifesto Control, the skin-deep social consciousness of Rhythm Nation and the hypersexual make-over of Janet. The thesis this time is that we should all jump over the internal barriers (. As you might guess from such a premise, there’s plenty of emotional navel gazing here, but there are also moments of unsullied pop bliss.

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1 Interlude - Twisted Elegance 0:41
2 Velvet Rope
Choir – The United Children's ChoirDirected By [Choir Director] – Rayvaline Harrell, Willie R. Norwood, Sr.Drum Programming – Alex RichbourgEngineer [Assistant], Mixed By [Assistant] – Xavier SmithEngineer, Mixed By – Steve HodgeFeaturing – Vanessa Mae*Instruments [All Other Musical Instruments] – Jimmy Jam & Terry LewisLead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Janet JacksonRecorded By [Vocals, Assistant] – Tim LauberRecorded By [Vocals] – Steve HodgeViolin – Vanessa Mae*Written-By – James Harris III, Janet Jackson, Malcolm McLaren, Mike Oldfield, René Elizondo, Jr.*, Terry Lewis, Trevor Horn
4:55
3 You
Drum Programming – Alex RichbourgEngineer [Assistant], Mixed By [Assistant] – Xavier SmithEngineer, Mixed By – Steve HodgeInstruments [All Musical Instruments] – Jimmy Jam & Terry LewisVocals [All] – Janet JacksonWritten-By – Morris Dickerson*, Charles Miller, Harold Brown, Howard Scott, James Harris III, Janet Jackson, Lee Oskar, Leroy Jordan*, Sylvester Allen*, René Elizondo, Jr.*, Terry Lewis
4:42
4 Got 'Til It's Gone
Drum Programming – Alex RichbourgEngineer [Assistant], Mixed By [Assistant] – Brad Yost, Xavier SmithEngineer, Mixed By – Steve HodgeFeaturing – Joni Mitchell, Q-TipInstruments [All Other Musical Instruments] – Jimmy Jam & Terry LewisLead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Janet JacksonRap – Q-TipRecorded By [Rap, Assistant] – Michael McCoyRecorded By [Rap] – Steve HodgeWritten-By – James Harris III, Janet Jackson, Joni Mitchell, Kamaal Ibn Fareed*, René Elizondo, Jr.*, Terry Lewis
4:01
5 Interlude - Speaker Phone 0:54
6 My Need
Engineer [Assistant], Mixed By [Assistant] – Xavier SmithEngineer, Mixed By – Steve HodgeGuitar – Mike Scott Instruments [All Other Musical Instruments] – Jimmy Jam & Terry LewisVocals [All] – Janet JacksonWritten-By – James Harris III, Janet Jackson, Marilyn McLeod, Nickolas Ashford, Pamela Sawyer*, René Elizondo, Jr.*, Terry Lewis, Valerie Simpson
3:44
7 Interlude - Fasten Your Seatbelts 0:19
8 Go Deep
Drum Programming – Alex RichbourgEngineer [Assistant], Mixed By [Assistant] – Xavier SmithEngineer, Mixed By – Steve HodgeGuitar – Mike Scott Instruments [All Other Musical Instruments] – Jimmy Jam & Terry LewisLead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Janet JacksonRecorded By [Vocals, Assistant] – Michael McCoy, Tim LauberRecorded By [Vocals] – Steve HodgeVocals [Crowd Vocals] – Janet Jackson, Kelly Konno, Shawnette Heard, Tina LandonWritten-By – James Harris III, Janet Jackson, René Elizondo, Jr.*, Terry Lewis
4:42
9 Free Xone
Engineer [Assistant], Mixed By [Assistant] – Xavier SmithEngineer, Mixed By – Steve HodgeGuitar – Mike Scott Instruments [All Other Musical Instruments] – Jimmy Jam & Terry LewisLead Vocals – Janet JacksonVocals [Free Vocalist] – Alex Richbourg, Alyssa Hanson, Debbie Morrison, James "Big Jim" Wright, Miko Salone, Prof. T.*Written-By – Archie Bell, Billy Buttier, James Brown, James Harris III, Janet Jackson, Michael Hepburn, René Elizondo, Jr.*, Terry Lewis
4:57
10 Interlude - Memory 0:04
11 Together Again
Drum Programming – Alex RichbourgEngineer [Assistant], Mixed By [Assistant] – Xavier SmithEngineer, Mixed By – Steve HodgeInstruments [All Other Musical Instruments] – Jimmy Jam & Terry LewisVocals [All] – Janet JacksonWritten-By – James Harris III, Janet Jackson, René Elizondo, Jr.*, Terry Lewis
5:01
12 Interlude - Online 0:19
13 Empty
Drum Programming – Xavier SmithEngineer [Assistant], Mixed By [Assistant] – Xavier SmithEngineer, Mixed By – Steve HodgeInstruments [All Other Musical Instruments] – Jimmy Jam & Terry LewisVocals [All] – Janet JacksonWritten-By – James Harris III, Janet Jackson, René Elizondo, Jr.*, Terry Lewis
4:32
14 Interlude - Full 0:12
15 What About
Engineer [Assistant], Mixed By [Assistant] – Xavier SmithEngineer, Mixed By – Steve HodgeGuitar – Dave Barry*Instruments [All Other Musical Instruments] – Jimmy Jam & Terry LewisRecorded By [Vocals, Assistant] – Steve DurkeeRecorded By [Vocals] – Steve HodgeVocals [All] – Janet JacksonWritten-By – James Harris III, Janet Jackson, René Elizondo, Jr.*, Terry Lewis
4:24
16 Every Time
Arranged By [String Arrangement] – Lee BlaskeBass – Gary RaynorCello – Camilla Heller, Dale Newton, Daryl Skobba, Josh Koestenbaum*Contractor – Alice PrevesEngineer [Assistant], Mixed By [Assistant] – Brad Yost, Xavier SmithEngineer, Mixed By – Steve HodgeFlute, Clarinet, Saxophone – Ken HolmenGuitar – O. Nicholas Raths*Instruments [All Other Musical Instruments] – Jimmy Jam & Terry LewisRecorded By [Vocals, Assistant] – Michael McCoyRecorded By [Vocals] – Steve HodgeTrumpet – Lynne Erickson*Viola – Alice Preves, Charles Gray , Glen Donnellen, Myrna RainViolin – Brenda Mickens, Carolyn Daws, Daria Tedeschi, Elizabeth Sobieski, Hanley Daws, Jan Chong, Leslie Shank, Michael Sobieski*Vocals [All] – Janet JacksonWritten-By – James Harris III, Janet Jackson, René Elizondo, Jr.*, Terry Lewis
4:17
17 Tonight's The Night
Engineer [Assistant], Mixed By [Assistant] – Xavier SmithEngineer, Mixed By – Steve HodgeGuitar – Mike Scott Instruments [All Other Musical Instruments] – Jimmy Jam & Terry LewisRecorded By [Vocals, Assistant] – Steve DurkeeRecorded By [Vocals] – Steve HodgeVocals [All] – Janet JacksonWritten-By – Rod Stewart
5:07
18 I Get Lonely
Drum Programming – Alex RichbourgEngineer [Assistant], Mixed By [Assistant] – Xavier SmithEngineer, Mixed By – Steve HodgeGuitar – Mike Scott Instruments [All Other Musical Instruments] – Jimmy Jam & Terry LewisKeyboards – James "Big Jim" WrightRecorded By [Vocals, Assistant] – Tim LauberRecorded By [Vocals] – Steve HodgeVocals [All] – Janet JacksonWritten-By – James Harris III, Janet Jackson, René Elizondo, Jr.*, Terry Lewis
5:17
19 Rope Burn
Drum Programming – Alex RichbourgEngineer [Assistant], Mixed By [Assistant] – Xavier SmithEngineer, Mixed By – Steve HodgeGuitar – Dave Barry*, Mike Scott Instruments [All Other Musical Instruments] – Jimmy Jam & Terry LewisOrgan – James "Big Jim" WrightVocals [All] – Janet JacksonWritten-By – James Harris III, Janet Jackson, René Elizondo, Jr.*, Terry Lewis
4:15
20 Anything
Engineer [Assistant], Mixed By [Assistant] – Xavier SmithEngineer, Mixed By – Steve HodgeInstruments [All Musical Instruments] – Jimmy Jam & Terry LewisRecorded By [Vocals, Assistant] – Steve DurkeeRecorded By [Vocals] – Steve HodgeVocals [All] – Janet JacksonWritten-By – James Harris III, Janet Jackson, René Elizondo, Jr.*, Terry Lewis
4:54
21 Interlude - Sad 0:10
22a Special
Choir – The United Children's ChoirDirected By [Choir Director] – Rayvaline Harrell, Willie R. Norwood, Sr.Engineer [Assistant], Mixed By [Assistant] – Brad Yost, Xavier SmithEngineer, Mixed By – Steve HodgeGuitar – O. Nicholas Raths*Instruments [All Other Musical Instruments] – Jimmy Jam & Terry LewisLead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Janet JacksonRecorded By [Choir Vocals, Assistant] – Tim LauberRecorded By [Choir Vocals] – Steve HodgeRecorded By [Lead And Background Vocals, Assistant] – Michael McCoyRecorded By [Lead And Background Vocals] – Steve HodgeWritten-By – James Harris III, Janet Jackson, René Elizondo, Jr.*, Terry Lewis
3:30
22b Can't Be Stopped 4:14

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records America, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Black Doll, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Virgin Records America, Inc.
  • Pressed By – EMI Swindon

Credits

  • Arranged By [Rhythm Arrangement] – Alex Richbourg (tracks: 2, 3, 8, 18, 19), James "Big Jim" Wright (tracks: 18), Janet Jackson (tracks: 2 to 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15 to 20, 22a), Jimmy Jam (tracks: 2 to 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15 to 20, 22a), Terry Lewis (tracks: 2 to 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15 to 20, 22a)
  • Arranged By [Vocal Arrangements] – Janet Jackson (tracks: 2 to 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15 to 20, 22a), Jimmy Jam (tracks: 2 to 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15 to 20, 22a), Terry Lewis (tracks: 2 to 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15 to 20, 22a)
  • Art Direction – Len Peltier
  • Design – Flavia Cureteu, Steve Gerdes
  • Executive-Producer – Janet Jackson, René Elizondo, Jr.*
  • Management – John Dukakis, Qadree El-Amin
  • Mastered By – Brian Gardner
  • Mastered By [Assistant] – Mike Ozdozzi
  • Photography By [Cover Photo] – Ellen von Unwerth
  • Photography By [Interior Photos] – Ellen von Unwerth, Mario Testino
  • Producer – Janet Jackson (tracks: 2 to 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15 to 20, 22a), Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis (tracks: 2 to 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15 to 20, 22a)
  • Producer [The Velvet Rope Album Project Produced By] – Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis

Notes

℗ 1997 Virgin Records America, Inc.
© 1997 Black Doll, Inc.
© 1997 Virgin Records America, Inc.

Track 22b is an untitled hidden track of approximately 4:14 minutes. It is known as "Can't Be Stopped".
The hidden track is embedded at the end of track 22a with approximately 20 seconds of silence between 22a and 22b.

Insert: Printed in UK

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 24384 47622 9
  • Barcode (Scanned): 724384476229
  • Label Code: LC 3098
  • Rights Society: Bel/Biem/SIAE
  • Price Code (F): PM 527
  • Price Code (I): 070
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): 844762 2 . 1 : 2 : 8 EMI SWINDON
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI L041
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): ifpi 1452
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 844762 2 . 1 : 3 : 9 EMI SWINDON
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L041
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): ifpi 1438

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
7243 8 44762 2 9 Janet* The Velvet Rope ‎(CD, Album) Virgin, JDJ Entertainment 7243 8 44762 2 9 US 1997
7243 8 44762 1 2 / V2860, V2860, 7243 8 44762 1 2 Janet* The Velvet Rope ‎(2xLP, Album, Gat) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin, JDJ Entertainment, JDJ Entertainment 7243 8 44762 1 2 / V2860, V2860, 7243 8 44762 1 2 UK 1997
7243 8 46958 2 8 Janet* The Velvet Rope ‎(CD, Album + CD, Comp, Bon + Ltd, Tou) Virgin 7243 8 46958 2 8 Australia 1998
7243 8 44762 4 3 Janet* The Velvet Rope ‎(Cass, Album) Virgin 7243 8 44762 4 3 US 1997
CDV 2860, 7243 8 44762 2 9 Janet* The Velvet Rope ‎(CD, Album) Virgin, JDJ Entertainment, Virgin, JDJ Entertainment CDV 2860, 7243 8 44762 2 9 Taiwan 1997
Janet - The Velvet Rope FLAC album
Performer:
Title:
The Velvet Rope
FLAC size:
1850 mb
MP3 size:
1708 mb
WMA size:
1717 mb
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Style:
RnB/Swing, Downtempo
Rating:
4.9
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