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Janet Jackson

CONTROL

UNIVERSAL MUSIC/A&M

Before Janet Jackson released Control, 33 years ago now, incredibly, she was known to most as Michael’s kid sister. Her third album changed all that. Control established Jackson as an independent woman and a talent in her own right. She co-wrote most of its nine songs with producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. The album reached number eight in the charts, with all but two tracks released as singles. Side One is almost one long suite, with the title track, Nasty, What Have You Done For Me Lately and You Can Be Mine delivering shot after shot of synthesiser-driven dance-pop. But Side Two is broader, from the eternally infectious When I Think of You to the ballads Let’s Wait Awhile and Funny How Time Flies. The reissue is available on traditional black or translucent red vinyl.

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Issue 29 of Long Live Vinyl is now on sale! Unknown Treasures! This issue's bumper cover story is a definitive list of 150 albums you need to discover. We've recruited 30 of the most well-known, passionate record collectors in the country to bring you their list of the hidden gems missing from your collection. From record shop owners to label bosses, bands and festival organisers, your collection needs their recommendations. Elsewhere, we speak to Ride about the second album of their incredible comeback, This Is Not A Safe Place, find out why Hot Chip's A Bath Full Of Ecstasy is already one of the most positive records of 2019 and meet a true modern folk hero, Jake Xerxes Fussell. If that's not enough to whet your appetite, we speak to some of the key figures behind Prince's new Originals collection, salute a pair of female punk pioneers, celebrate the 30th anniversary of New Order's Technique and tell the story of Fierce Panda, the indie label that discovered Coldplay. With the most comprehensive range of new album, reissue, turntable and hi-fi reviews anywhere on the newsstand, Long Live Vinyl is THE magazine for vinyl lovers.

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