Imagination (La Toya Jackson album)

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Studio album by La Toya Jackson
Released June 19, 1986 (1986-06-19)
Recorded March 1985; February–June 1986
Length 31:02
La Toya Jackson chronology
Heart Don't Lie
La Toya
Singles from Imagination
  1. "Baby Sister"
    Released: April 12, 1985 (Japan)
    August 8, 1985 (USA)
  2. "He's a Pretender"
    Released: May 27, 1986
  3. "Imagination"
    Released: August 13, 1986

Imagination is the fourth studio album by American singer La Toya Jackson. The album was released on June 19, 1986 by Private-I Records (an extension of Columbia Records).

Album information[edit]

Private-I Records went bankrupt shortly after the album's release in 1986. Because of the record company's financial problems, promotion was poor for the album and it failed to chart. Three singles were released, the first being "Baby Sister", which was released on April 12, 1985 in Japan, followed by "He's a Pretender" and a remix of the title track. In November 2011, Funky Town Grooves announced that it would be issuing the Imagination album on CD for the first time, using the original master tapes as their source. The disc was released in February 2012 and featured four bonus tracks.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[2]
The Baltimore Afro-American 3/5 stars[3]

The Baltimore Afro-American described the album's production as "pop-oriented", "well recorded and mixed". The "new waveish" "Baby Sister" was complimented as "ear candy". [4] Allmusic singled out "How Do I Tell Them" as having an "instantly memorable chorus and gripping rhythmic structure" but dismissed the rest of the album as "disposable". [5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "He's a Pretender" Gary Goetzman, Mike Piccirillo Gary Goetzman, Mike Piccirillo 3:40
2. "On a Night Like This" Goetzman, Piccirillo Goetzman, Piccirillo 3:28
3. "How Do I Tell Them" Goetzman, Piccirillo Goetzman, Piccirillo 3:45
4. "Imagination" Amir Bayyan, Isidro "Cosa" Ross Amir Bayyan, Isidro "Cosa" Ross, John Wilson 4:08
5. "Baby Sister" Goetzman, Piccirillo Goetzman, Piccirillo 3:14
6. "Weak Spot" Belva Haney, John Bokowski, Lorrin "Smokey" Bates Goetzman, Piccirillo 3:58
7. "Love Talk" La Toya Jackson, John Wilson John Wilson 4:49
8. "Boys Got Somethin' Girls Ain't Got" Marvin Morrow, Stephen Geyer Goetzman, Piccirillo 4:00