Welcome to today’s edition of Retro Rewind, the TGJ original feature carved out to celebrate TV and Film’s epic past!
Today, after celebrating the glories of world cinema, we make our way to the world of music television by revisiting Janet Jackson’s fruitful relationship with MTV which bore the ‘Janet World Tour‘ TV special.
Built to push her ‘Janet’ album, the dramatic live show was supported by Tevin Campbell, Mint Condition and others and honoured the performer’s affinity with musical theatre and Baroque-style fashion.
Ready to revisit the show with help from ‘MTV’?
One review of the show read…
To criticize Janet Jackson for cranking out a pre-programmed block of hits is like criticizing a cat for sleeping all day. It is simply what she does, and with the exception of Madonna, Jackson does this high-concept schtick better than anybody. She is a sharp dancer, an appealing performer, and as “That’s the Way Love Goes” proves—an ace pop-song writer.
Do you agree?