Janita

October 6, 1998 | Format: MP3

$9.99
Also available in CD Format
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 6, 1998
  • Release Date: October 6, 1998
  • Label: 550 Music
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  • Total Length: 43:32
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  • ASIN: B001UAO208
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #334,795 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rmcrae on December 2, 2013
Format: Audio CD
I was surprised to find out that Sony Records was unsure of how to promote Janita's self-titled American debut. The then 18 year old, already a smash in her native Finland, clearly served up a record firmly based in contemporary R&B much akin to the sounds of Brandy and Monica (far removed from the smooth jazz style of her future albums). Her race couldn't (and certainly shouldn't) have had anything to do with it since Teena Marie and Lisa Stansfield were successful blue eyed soul singers. I could be wrong, but I think the reason the album was never released in the States was because it's not a particularly strong effort. That's through no fault of Janita herself since her smoky voice is as arresting and intriguing as it is on her later work. The problem is that some of the songs here lack personality and variation, no matter how much soul the singer tries to breathe into them.

Tracks like Divided and Thank the Heavens start off well enough before quickly losing steam and wearing out their welcome. If There's Anything I Can Do sounds so much like Thank the Heavens I couldn't fault someone for thinking it's the same song. I get the feeling that the producers decided to take half-baked ideas and hastily turn them in as songs instead of fully fleshing them out. They would've benefited from more thought and effort.

On the plus side, the laidback hip hop soul beat of Getting Over provides the best backdrop for dismissing a no good boyfriend and the funky Dance All Night picks up some much needed energy. You certainly won't sweat to it, but the beat is enough to get you bobbing from side to side. The cool slow jam Baby, I Can't Stop would fit in perfectly between Brandy's Almost Doesn't Count and Aaliyah's The One I Gave My Heart To.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By DManDzinr on November 1, 2011
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This is not one of her BEST CDs, BUT, as always, she has a voice that oozes smokey, silky and sexy!!! This is from an era when the record companies were trying to present Janita as another typical R&B singer. If you really want to know what this artist is all about get her most recent CD: "HAUNTED" Her talent has always shined through and she just keeps getting better all the time.
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful By POP (mondopop@aol.com) on February 16, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Anybody want to listen to the smoothest, coolest, most exciting voice this side of the sun - Janita's the voice, Tomi 's the music. reach for the stars, guys. Eat your heart out Monica, Brandy, Laura Hill, etc. Janita's your soul sister - wwhhhhhoooof!
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