Janet Jackson “Control” LP (1986)
Details: Janet Jackson’s original 1986 A&M released (third studio) album. Open but in shrink, slight wear on corners and opening, small mark on track one side one. Plays through. Indianapolis pressing.
Description: “A highly personal album that set her on a new creative path, ‘Control’ found Janet Jackson making leaps towards dominating the pop world.”—uDiscover
”In the years since "Control," she's navigated a career that ignored, and shattered, boundaries of race, gender and genre.
Jackson has explored whatever sound caught her ear -- from groove-heavy bedroom R&B and neo-soul to disco, house, industrial, new jack swing and funk.
She's provided the soundtrack to our feelings on love, lust, heartbreak, spirituality, sexual liberation, pain and politics. She's had plenty of professional misfires and rebounded, most recently with the comeback album "Unbreakable" and its triumphant tour (her endurance is as remarkable as her resilience really).
Her lingering appeal has continued to prove itself. Rihanna's sexual freedom, Beyonce's push for female empowerment, Ciara's acrobatic footwork, FKA Twigs and Tinashe's slinky, imaginative reinterpretations of R&B -- all of them take cues from Jackson's blueprint.
And all that began with "Control."—‘Control’ At 30–A Look Back via The Baltimore Sun
Grade: VG+ (Cover/Record)
TRACK LISTING SIDE A:
A3. What Have You Done For Me Lately
A4. You Can Be Mine
TRACK LISTING SIDE B:
B1. The Pleasure Principal
B2. When I Think Of You
B3. He Doesn’t Know I’m Alive
B4. Let’s Wait Awhile
B5. Funny How Time Flies (When You’re Having Fun)