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November 20, 2016

Janet Jackson – Janet Jackson (1982) – Lp

by Record Facts

Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress. Known for a series of sonically innovative, socially conscious and sexually provocative records. The youngest child of the Jackson family.













Artist:  Janet Jackson
Title:  Janet Jackson
Year:  1982
Format:  LP
Label:  A&M Records
Catalog#  AMLH 64907

Janet Jackson is the self-titled debut album by American recording artist Janet Jackson. It was released on September 21, 1982, by A&M Records. Jackson’s career as a recording artist was established by her father and manager Joseph Jackson, who arranged her recording contract with her recording company. Prior to her rise to fame, the singer had no interest in pursuing a musical career. Despite this, she was motivated to pursue a career in entertainment, and considered the idea after recording herself in the studio. After acting in the variety show The Jacksons, she began starring in several TV series and commenced recording her debut album. Its artwork depicts Jackson submerged in a swimming pool.
Janet Jackson is described as a post-disco and R&B record. Songwriters Angela Winbush and René Moore contributed to much of the album’s lyrics. Moore and Winbush share production credits with Foster Sylvers, Jerry Weaver, and Bobby Watson. Janet Jackson received mixed reviews from music critics who found its content bland, although highlighted some tracks.  Three singles from the album had little impact on Billboard charts, among them “Young Love“, “Come Give Your Love to Me” and “Say You Do“.


Side one
1.  Say You Do  (5:20)
2.  You’ll Never Find (A Love Like Mine)  (4:08)
3.  Young Love  (4:56)
4.  Love And My Best Friend  (4:48)

Side two
1.  Don’t Mess Up This Good Thing  (3:54)
2.  Forever Yours  (4:58)
3.  The Magic Is Working  (4:08)
4.  Come Give Your Love To Me  (5:03)

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