Category Archives: Janet Jackson

Diamonds (US Promo)

CD17476

Herb Alpert
“Diamonds” (US Promo)
1987 A&M Records (US)
CD 17476

01 Diamonds (Cool Summer Mix)
02 Diamonds (Cool Summer Dance Mix)
03 Diamonds (Cool Summer Instrumental)
04 Diamonds (Cool Summer Dub Version)
05 Diamonds (Cool Summer 7″ Edit)
06 Diamonds (Dance Mix)
07 Diamonds (Instrumental)
08 Diamonds (Beats Dubcappella)

“Diamonds” was the second of three singles issued from Herb Alpert’s 1987 LP “Keep Your Eye on Me.” Produced and remixed by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, the track bears the duo’s unmistakable signature sound. Contributing further to the Jam & Lewis experience is the presence of lead vocalist Janet Jackson, who was signed to Alpert’s A&M Records at the time. Flyte Tyme Studios engineer Steve Hodge also remixed the tune.

The Pleasure Principle + Alright (1996)

5817672

Janet Jackson
“The Pleasure Principle + Alright”
1996 AM:PM (UK)
581 767-2

01 The Pleasure Principle (Legendary Club Mix)
02 The Pleasure Principle (NuFlava Vocal Dub)
03 The Pleasure Principle (Banji Dub)
04 The Pleasure Principle (D.T.’s Twilo Dub)
05 Alright (Tee’s Club Mix)
06 Alright (Tee’s Beats)

Those who grew up as part of the ‘Rhythm Nation’ may develop a few more gray hairs today, as Janet Jackson turns 50 years old. After Janet (Miss Jackson if you’re nasty) signed with Virgin in 1993, her former label A&M compiled a career retrospective—1995’s “Design Of A Decade”—and commissioned new remixes of classic singles. Issued exclusively on A&M dance subsidiary AM:PM, this release combines Danny Tenaglia reworks of “The Pleasure Principle” with Todd Terry’s take on “Alright.”