JANET JACKSON REVISITS NINE 'RHYTHM NATION 1814' REMIX ALBUMS
The Iconic 2019 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee Celebrates 30 Years Of Her Groundbreaking 12x Platinum Album By Reissuing Nine Remix Mini-Albums All Remixes Available Digitally For the First Time
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LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20, 2019 -- A&M/UMe and Janet Jackson are proud to announce the release of Rhythm Nation 1814: The Remixes, which will be made available across digital platforms for the first time on September 20. The digital-only reissues of these nine historic remix mini-albums honor the 30th anniversary of one of Ms. Jackson's most successful albums, Rhythm Nation 1814. Released on September 19, 1989, Rhythm Nation 1814 ultimately went 12x platinum worldwide and spawned seven Top 5 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.
Tracks across the nine original mini-albums were initially issued around the world during Rhythm Nation 1814's impressive 1989-90 reign, via various 12" and 7" vinyl releases and CD singles, including a series of CD maxi-singles in Japan.
Three highly sought-after non-LP tracks that were previously available on rare single releases only are also included with Rhythm Nation 1814: The Remixes: "The Skin Game," "You Need Me," and "The 1814 Megamix." "The Skin Game" appears via two separate track entries labeled Part I and Part II, the latter of which is the instrumental version of the song.
The mini-albums consist of 90 tracks in total, with almost 84 of them being the inventive, genre-spanning remixes done by the most respected producers and remixers of the day.
Shep Pettibone (Madonna, Pet Shop Boys) lent his magic touch to a score of remixes for "Alright" (a number of them featuring rapper Heavy D), "Escapade," "Love Will Never Do (Without You)," "Miss You Much," "Rhythm Nation," and "State Of The World." Meanwhile, original Rhythm Nation 1814 album producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis supervised some of the remixes done for "Black Cat," in addition to laying down some remixes of their own for "Come Back To Me" (including two Spanish versions) and "Miss You Much."
The always ferocious "Black Cat" saw remixes from Vaughn Halyard as supervised by both Jellybean Johnson and the aforementioned Jam and Lewis tandem, as well as additional production and remixing duties by CJ Mackintosh and David Dorrell. Mackintosh and Dorrell also contributed three exceptionally rare 12" mixes for "Escapade," while Mackintosh solely contributed the "Love Will Never Do (Without You) - U.K. Funky 7" Mix." Finally, Junior Vasquez (Whitney Houston, Britney Spears) forged a number of the "State Of The World" remixes alongside those done by Pettibone.
Ms. Jackson has had quite an eventful year already. Not only was this singular visionary artist inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's distinguished Class of 2019, but she also recently wrapped up three phases of her highly acclaimed and evocatively dubbed Metamorphosis residency at Park Theater at Park MGM. Jackson also made her live debut at the Glastonbury Festival 2019 in June, and she recently announced a number of live dates for her special #RN30 anniversary tour. Additionally, a half-dozen key entries in her acclaimed studio-album canon – Control, Control: The Remixes, Rhythm Nation 1814, janet., The Velvet Rope, All For You – were all reissued this year in standard black vinyl and special, limited edition color and picture disc vinyl.
Having sold over 180 million albums worldwide to date, Janet Jackson has long proven herself to be a liberated and noteworthy artist, one who ultimately emerged as a global superstar and a model for independent women everywhere. As the saying goes, we are part of the Rhythm Nation, and each of these nine digital remix mini-albums serve to remind us just how much Janet Jackson's inherent knack for fusing together a variety of musical styles had been taken to even newer heights, thanks to the combined talents of many a gifted remixer.
Fans can order Janet Jackson's digital-only The Rhythm Nation 1814 Remixes below:
Janet Jackson RHYTHM NATION 1814: THE REMIXES [digital only]
Alright: The Remixes
Black Cat: The Remixes
Come Back To Me: The Remixes
Escapade: The Remixes
Escapade: The Remixes (2)
Love Will Never Do (Without You): The Remixes
Miss You Much: The Remixes
Rhythm Nation: The Remixes
State Of The World: The Remixes
September 20, 2019 9:15pm ET by UMe