Janet Jackson releases her fourth album : ‘Rhythm Nation 1814’ featuring ‘Miss You Much,’ ‘Escapade,’ ‘Black Cat’ and ‘Love Will Never Do (Without You)’ (1989)

Janet Jackson’s ‘Rhythm Nation 1814’ is her fourth studio album released on September 19, 1989 by A&M Records.

Track listing : 1.Interlude: Pledge – 00:47 . 2.Rhythm Nation (Janet Jackson, James Harris III, Terry Lewis) – 05:31 . 3.Interlude: T.V. – 00:22 . 4.State of the World (Janet Jackson, James Harris III, Terry Lewis) – 04:48 . 5.Interlude: Race – 00:05 . 6.The Knowledge (James Harris III, Terry Lewis) – 03:54 . 7.Interlude: Let’s Dance – 00:03 . 8.Miss You Much (James Harris III, Terry Lewis) – 04:12 . 9.Interlude: Come Back – 00:21 . 10.Love Will Never Do (Without You) (James Harris III, Terry Lewis) – 05:50 . 11.Livin’ in a World (They Didn’t Make) (James Harris III, Terry Lewis) – 04:41 . 12.Alright (Janet Jackson, James Harris III, Terry Lewis) – 06:26 . 13.Interlude: Hey Baby – 00:10 . 14.Escapade (Janet Jackson, James Harris III, Terry Lewis) – 04:44 . 15.Interlude: No Acid – 00:05 . 16.Black Cat (Janet Jackson) – 04:50 . 17.Lonely (James Harris III, Terry Lewis) – 04:59 . 18.Come Back to Me (Janet Jackson, James Harris III, Terry Lewis) – 05:33 . 19.Someday Is Tonight (Janet Jackson, James Harris III, Terry Lewis) – 06:00 . 20.Interlude: Livin’…In Complete Darkness – 01:07 .


Dominic Sena


Wayne Isham

Musicians : Janet Jackson – Keyboards, Vocals . Amy Powell – Vocals . Tamika Mcdaniel – Vocals . Herb Alpert – Trumpet, Horn, Brass . David Barry – Electric And 12-String Guitar . Chris Brown – Bass . Johnny Gill – Percussion, Special Effects, Finger Snaps . Jimmy Jam – Percussion, Piano, Drums, Keyboards, Programming . Jellybean Johnson – Guitar, Drums, Vocals, Background Vocals . Jesse Johnson – Guitar . Terry Lewis – Bass, Percussion, Background Vocals . John Mclain – Guitar, Background Vocals . Nicholas Raths – Guitar, Classical Guitar . Kathy Kienzle – Harp . Joshua Koestenbaum – Cello . Peter Howard – Cello . Carolyn Daws – Violin . Hanley Daws – Violin . Julie Ayer – Violin . Tamas Strasser – Viola . John Tartaglia – Viola . Steve Barnett – Conductor . David Eiland – Programming . James Greer – Background Vocals . Rene Elizondo – Background Vocals . Steve Hodge – Background Vocals . Lisa Keith – Background Vocals . Jamial Lafleur – Background Vocals . Tshaye Marks – Background Vocals . John Mcclain – Background Vocals . Tarnika Mcdaniel – Background Vocals . Shante Owens – Background Vocals . Randy Ran – Background Vocals . Reshard Taylor – Background Vocals . Sonya Robinson – Background Vocals . Clarice Rupert – Background Vocals . Warlesha Ryan – Background Vocals . Anthony Thomas – Background Vocals . Steve Wilson – Background Vocals .


Julien Temple


Herb Ritts

Production Produced by John McClain Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis Janet Jackson Jellybean Johnson . Romuald Tecco – Concert Master . Hyacinthe Tlucek – Concert Master . Lee Blaske – Arranger . Steve Hodge – Engineer .

Package : Richard Frankel – Art Direction, Cover Design . Guzman (Constance Hansen & Russell Peacock) – Photography

Video Director(s) : Dominic Sena asterisques RVM for “Miss You Much” “Rhythm Nation” “Come Back to Me” . Peter Smillie for “Escapade” . Julien Temple asterisques RVM for “Alright” . Wayne Isham asterisques RVM for “Black Cat” . Herb Ritts asterisques RVM for “Love Will Never Do (Without You)”

Recorded in 1988 – May 1989 at Flyte Tyme Studios (Minneapolis, Minnesota) .

Released on September 19, 1989, by A&M Records.

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Slant Magazine
But Janet’s journey from political outrage to blossoming womanhood to pop nostalgia to shivering post-coital withdrawal is no fairy tale. If she begins the album reveling in the triumph of her will, she ends it in complete darkness, considering the notion that the world would be better if everyone were blind. Sounds like maturity to me. […]

Sputnikmusic.com
A cultural time capsule of fine pop music this is, Rhythm Nation 1814 shows us how it earned that year of reference (the year the Star Spangled Banner was composed) as on the 18th of September 1989, Janet Jackson showed her own nation of groove. And it was good. […]

Rolling Stone
It’s an old turnaround, but bracketing the record between politics and erotics places Jackson firmly in control of the two hottest topics in the nation, rhythmic or otherwise. […]

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