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Rhythm Nation 1814
Studioalbum von Janet Jackson
Veröffentlichung 19. September 1989
Aufnahme September 1988–Mai 1989
Label A&M Records
Format CD, Schallplatte
Genre Pop, R&B
Anzahl der Titel 20
Laufzeit 64:32
Produktion John McClain, Jimmy Jam und Terry Lewis, Janet Jackson, Jellybean Johnson
Chronologie
Control
(1986)
Rhythm Nation 1814 Janet.
(1993)
Singleauskopplungen
22. August 1989 Miss You Much
24. Oktober 1989 Rhythm Nation
8. Januar 1990 Escapade
3. März 1990 Alright
18. Juni 1990 Come Back to Me
28. August 1990 Black Cat
5. November 1990 Love Will Never Do (Without You)
6. Februar 1991 State of the World

Rhythm Nation 1814 ist das vierte Studioalbum von Janet Jackson, das im September 1989 bei A&M Records erschien.

Geschichte[Bearbeiten]

Janet Jackson entschied sich, ein Konzeptalbum über soziale Ungerechtigkeit zu machen. Sie arbeitete dabei unter anderem mit dem Songwriting-Team Jimmy Jam und Terry Lewis zusammen und schrieb sechs der Stücke auf dem Album selbst mit. Janet Jackson produzierte das Album selbst, wobei Labelchef John McClain "Executive Producer" war.

Das Album bewegt sich zwischen Contemporary R&B und Pop, wobei beim Gesang auch Einflüsse aus dem Hip Hop vorhanden sind. Die Ballade Livin' in a World (They Didn't Make) beschreibt das Schicksal von Kindern, die Gewalt ausgesetzt sind.[1]

Acht Singles wurden ausgekoppelt, darunter Miss You Much, Rhythm Nation, Escapade, Alright, Come Back to Me, Black Cat, Love Will Never Do (Without You) und State of the World.

Kritik[Bearbeiten]

Die Webseite Allmusic schrieb, dass Jacksons Stimme ziemlich dünn sei, aber "Soul und Spirit" hat. Das Konzept des Albums sei erfolgreich gewesen.[1]

Titelliste[Bearbeiten]

  1. "Interlude: Pledge" – 0:47
  2. "Rhythm Nation" (Janet Jackson, James Harris III, Terry Lewis) – 5:31
  3. "Interlude: T.V." – 0:22
  4. "State of the World" (Janet Jackson, James Harris III, Terry Lewis) – 4:48
  5. "Interlude: Race" – 0:05
  6. "The Knowledge" (James Harris III, Terry Lewis) – 3:54
  7. "Interlude: Let's Dance" – 0:03
  8. "Miss You Much" (James Harris III, Terry Lewis) – 4:12
  9. "Interlude: Come Back Interlude" – 0:21
  10. "Love Will Never Do (Without You)" (James Harris III, Terry Lewis) – 5:50
  11. "Livin' in a World (They Didn't Make)" (James Harris III, Terry Lewis) – 4:41
  12. "Alright" (Janet Jackson, James Harris III, Terry Lewis) – 6:26
  13. "Interlude: Hey Baby" – 0:10
  14. "Escapade" (Janet Jackson, James Harris III, Terry Lewis) – 4:44
  15. "Interlude: No Acid" – 0:05
  16. "Black Cat" (Janet Jackson) – 4:50
  17. "Lonely" (James Harris III, Terry Lewis) – 4:59
  18. "Come Back to Me" (Janet Jackson, James Harris III, Terry Lewis) – 5:33
  19. "Someday Is Tonight" (Janet Jackson, James Harris III, Terry Lewis) – 6:00
  20. "Interlude: Livin'...In Complete Darkness" – 1:07

Singles[Bearbeiten]

Jahr Single Billboard Hot 100
1989 Miss You Much 1
1989 Rhythm Nation 2
1990 Escapade 1
1990 Alright 4
1990 Come Back to Me 2
1990 Black Cat 1
1991 Love Will Never Do (Without You) 1

Rekorde[Bearbeiten]

Auszeichnungen[Bearbeiten]

Zeremonie Land Preis Jahr
Parents' Choice Foundation Vereinigte Staaten Parents' Choice Award 1989
Billboard Music Awards Vereinigte Staaten Top Hot 100 Singles Artist of the Year, Top Selling Album of the Year, Top Selling R&B Album of the Year, Top Selling R&B Albums Artist of the Year, Top Selling R&B Artist of the Year, Top Dance Club Play Artist of the Year, Top Hot Dance 12" Singles Sales Artist of the Year 1990
Billboard/Tanqueray Sterling Music Video Awards Vereinigte Staaten Best Female Video Artist, Black/Rap, Best Female Artist, Dance, Director's Award, Black/Rap (Rhythm Nation 1814), Director's Award, Dance ("Alright"), Tanqueray Sterling Music Video Award for Artistic Achievement (Rhythm Nation 1814) 1990
MTV Video Music Awards Vereinigte Staaten Best Choreography (Rhythm Nation), MTV Video Vanguard Award 1990
Grammy Awards 1991 Vereinigte Staaten Best Music Video, Long Form (Rhythm Nation) 1991
Rolling Stone Vereinigte Staaten „Women In Rock: The 50 Essential Albums“ (Platz 27) 2002
Entertainment Weekly Vereinigte Staaten The 100 Best Albums of the Past 25 Years (Platz 54) 2008
Rolling Stone Vereinigte Staaten Die 500 besten Alben aller Zeiten (Platz 277)[2] 2012

Mitwirkende[Bearbeiten]

  • Herb AlpertTrompete, Horn, Brass
  • Julie Ayer – Violine
  • Stephen Barnett – conductor
  • Steve Barnett – conductor
  • David Barry – electric and 12-string guitar
  • Lee Blaske – arranger
  • Chris Brown – bass
  • Carolyn Daws – violin
  • Hanley Daws – violin
  • David Eiland – programming
  • Rene Elizondo – background vocals
  • Richard Frankel – art direction, cover design
  • Johnny Gill – percussion, special effects, finger snaps
  • James Greer – background vocals
  • Guzman/Rotterdam Conservatory Orquesta Tipica – photography
  • Steve Hodge – background vocals, engineer
  • Peter Howard – cello
  • Janet Jackson – arranger, keyboards, vocals, background vocals, producer
  • Jimmy Jam – percussion, piano, drums, keyboards, programming, producer
  • Jellybean Johnson – guitar, drums, vocals, background vocals, producer
  • Jesse Johnson – guitar
  • Lisa Keith – background vocals
  • Kathy Kienzle – harp
  • Joshua Koestenbaum – cello
  • Jamial Lafleur – background vocals
  • Terry Lewis – bass, percussion, arranger, background vocals, producer
  • Tshaye Marks – background vocals
  • John McClain – background vocals, producer
  • Tamika McDaniel – vocals
  • Tarnika McDaniel – background vocals
  • John McLain – guitar, background vocals
  • Shante Owens – background vocals
  • Amy Powell – vocals
  • Randy Ran – background vocals
  • Nicholas Raths – guitar, classical guitar
  • Sonya Robinson – background vocals
  • Clarice Rupert – background vocals
  • Warlesha Ryan – background vocals
  • Tamas Strasser – viola
  • John Tartaglia – viola
  • Reshard Taylor – background bocals
  • Romuald Tecco – concert master
  • Anthony Thomas – background vocals
  • Hyacinthe Tlucek – concert master
  • Steve Wilson – background vocals

Einzelnachweise[Bearbeiten]

  1. a b Nachweise in Allmusic.com
  2. 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: Janet Jackson, 'Rhythm Nation 1814'. Rolling Stone Magazine, 24. Mai 2012, abgerufen am 16. April 2014 (englisch).