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It Is Time for a Love Revolution [Special Edition]

Lenny KravitzAudio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)

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For his ninth album, Lenny Kravitz found much of his inspiration close to home. In fact, the very spirit of BLACK AND WHITE AMERICA came from the locations in which the music was made—from a tiny, 400-person community in the Bahamas to the streets of Paris. And out of his experiences as a true citizen of the planet, his first new songs in ... Read more in Amazon's Lenny Kravitz Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 5, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2008
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Special Edition
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #294,862 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Love Revolution
2. Bring It On
3. Good Morning
4. Love Love Love
5. If You Want It
6. I'll Be Waiting
7. Will You Marry Me
8. I Love the Rain
9. A Long and Sad Goodbye
10. Dancin' til Dawn
11. This Moment is All There Is
12. A New Door
13. Back in Vietnam
14. I Want To Go Home

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Product Description

Deluxe two disc edition includes bonus DVD. As the title indicates, the album is a thunderous rock 'n roll call-to-arms featuring Kravitz singing songs of a love revolution backed by a powerful blend of soul, funk, and jazz grooves and the undeniable, anthemic lyricism that's been his trademark from day one. Globally recognized and acclaimed rock musician Lenny Kravitz kicked off this album with his"Get on the Bus with the Love Revolution" club tour of nine select markets with tickets through MySpace. Winners travel on a Kravitz-designed custom tour bus and become part of the artist's tour family on the road with full backstage access to the live concert event. The lucky winners and their guests join Lenny on the road. This is Lenny Kravitz's 8th studio album including the singles 'Bring It On' and 'I'll Be Waiting', the album is the artist's first new release in over three years. 14 tracks. Virgin Records. 2008.

Lenny Kravitz didn't reinvent the wheel for his eighth album--hardly a surprise from an artist who's long been accused of filtering the music of decades past through his own discerning muse. Kravitz is still clearly more interested in crowd pleasing than fishing for rock critic accolades, whether seasoning the rollicking "Bring It On" with shimmering doses of Anishka Shankar's sitar, or coloring "Good Morning" with Beatles-esque harmonic flourishes as did ELO long before him. The openly proselytizing "If You Want It" sets his praises of Jesus to a forceful mix of early Led Zepplin acoustic atmospherics and Jimmy Page-ish riffs, a formula that's escaped too many other Creed-obsessed Christian rockers. The layered vocals 'n' guitars of the ambitious sprawl "Long Sad Goodbye" are too defiantly bluesy to be merely chalked up as echoing Queen – or is it Muse? – while the funky groove of "Dancin' Til Dawn" would've done J. Geils proud. With Kravitz playing virtual one man band on most of the tracks, it's an album that again argues he's an encyclopedic master of primal rock rhythms and hooks. And, like his best work, this is a collection where form often willfully trumps function. --Jerry McCulley

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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rock N Roll, Baby! February 9, 2008
Format:Audio CD
In a career of 20 years there is little Lenny Kravitz hasn't done. He tried anything from Soul "It Ain't Over Til It's Over", Love Ballads "Again" Classic Rock Revival "Are You Gonna Go My Way", Electro Rock "Black Velveteen" and commercial trademark Rock with "Fly Away" that became one of his biggest hits in 1998. But it's been awhile since Lenny's early 90's glory days when he was rocking on the charts with song after song and his albums got good ratings from both critics and consumers. As popular as 5 (REISSUED WITH 2 BONUS TRACKS) was commercially it didn't get high votes from critics and as critically acclaimed as Lenny was, it didn't work as well for the consumers. And his latest album Baptism that defenitely had its moments but was embarrasing at times aswell was completely overlooked by anyone and only went gold. 4 years later Lenny has recovered well and he goes way back to Classic Rock, anyone recalls his Jimi Hendrix tribute "Are You Gonna Go my Way" and the more devote fans will also give him credit for his Guess Who cover "American Woman" but "It's Time For A Love Revolution" goes one step further, it's entirely Classic Rock with lethal riffs, amazing guitar solo's and high energy til the end. Sound wise it doesn't sound a day older then 1971 but it's faithful to the days when Rock music was still good and mattered. Read more ›
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lenny Kravitz: Slight Return April 6, 2008
Format:Audio CD
For anyone who has been a fan of Lenny Kravitz from his first album, "Let Love Rule", this will indeed be a "slight return" to his
old form. Several tracks, including "Love Revolution", "Bring It On" and "Love Love Love" remind me of the feel of Lenny's earlier work.
However, there are also several tracks that feel forced, and almost
silly in their simplicity ("I Love The Rain" and "Back In Vietnam").
After Lenny's recent "pop" successes, I take comfort in the
fact that the Lenny I first became a fan of is still in there somewhere,
writing songs.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's a grower February 8, 2008
Format:Audio CD
Kravitz often comes across as a musician who's so meticulous about getting that vintage sound that he forgets to be inspired. That meticulousness can end up making the production just a little too slick. To complicate matters, he's heavy on catchy riffs and anthemic choruses, while often light on lyrics and adventurousness.

Personally, I think the single, "I'll Be Waiting," is one of the weaker tracks on the album, although it is representative of his sound. I would much sooner take the title song, or "Bring It On," "If You Want It," "I Love the Rain," or "Dancin' Til Dawn" with its smoking sax solo.

Once you get past the almost-precious trappings of the sound, you'll notice how much Kravitz is enjoying himself. And on those tracks I mentioned above, it's infectious. He slips through Southern fried rock, AOR, The Strokes, and Tattoo You-era Stones, and you have to admire his enthusiasm for the charm of rock n' roll in its many incarnations. The filler tracks kinda stand out for what they are, though.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock on, Lenny, rock on March 8, 2008
Format:Audio CD
Oh, my gosh, this album is beautiful! I've always loved what Lenny Kravitz does; with his blend of soulful vocals, funky style and rock-edged beats, he is totally unique and has carved out a niche for himself that to my knowledge, only he occupies. The hits over the years have been are always brilliant - "Are You Gonna Go My Way", "It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over", "Fly Away", et al - but I've always felt that the real heart & soul of the man was to be found on his album cuts.

The last album of his I bought was 2001's Lenny (2004's Baptism passed me by completely) and though it was the single "Dig In" that made me buy it (after I heard it playing in a clothes store) it was tunes like "If I Could Fall In Love", "Yesterday Is Gone (My Dear Kay)", "Stillness Of Heart", "Believe In Me", "A Million Miles Away" and "Let's Get High" (which is not a song about drugs, by the way), that made me fall in love with the album, though some of these were also subsequently released as singles.

I don't hear any stand out hit singles along the lines of the ones I mentioned at the top but the album is no less enjoyable for it. I was nodding my head, tapping my feet and humming along right from the first play. These are all fantastic tunes with great vocal performances, solid beats and lots of wailing guitar.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Got this album was surprised just how it is.
Published 2 months ago by tony balen
5.0 out of 5 stars Lenny Kravitz CD
Love the music and style of this man and the content. Didn't really know much about this artist until we heard his music on a movie we were watching, so we checked the "credits"... Read more
Published 16 months ago by S. Henderson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great voice
A great west coast swing dance song( dancing all night). Songs are very passionate. Kenny has a great strong voice .
Published 18 months ago by nhoss
5.0 out of 5 stars Lenny at his best, pure rock n' roll, soul and funky.
OK, Lenny Kravitz has done lot of great and bad songs but this record it's Lenny at his best, pure rock n' roll, soul and the best funky. Read more
Published on September 22, 2012 by nevertoofar
3.0 out of 5 stars Lenny, please utilize other songwriters.
This CD has some vintage LK, but some there seems to be alot of songs that may make good 'B side tracks. Lenny, you are a GREAT musician and good songwriter. Read more
Published on December 5, 2011 by kop1
4.0 out of 5 stars Getting To The Good Part Lenny!
Neither of Lenny's first two post millennium releases said anything all that new about his artistry. Read more
Published on August 29, 2011 by Andre S. Grindle
4.0 out of 5 stars Return to groove driven heavy rock tunes!
This is Lenny coming back to simple stripped down heavy retro funk blues rock once more. There are some fine tunes on this album, great heavy funk riffs, the Hendrix influence... Read more
Published on June 29, 2010 by Franz Kiffka
1.0 out of 5 stars No, wait, don't tell me...I'd know that riff anywhere!
Remember a few years back when Len covered Earth Wind and Fire's "That's the Way of the World" except switched the lyrics to "It Ain't Over Til It's Over? Read more
Published on June 26, 2010 by Jack T.
4.0 out of 5 stars modern rock & roll
I got this at a good price & was not disappointed. Some tracks are excellent, some not so much. Maybe greatest hits would be better. Read more
Published on October 27, 2009 by bvr
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING !
It's a great album from Lenny ... you can buy it the closed eyes !
Published on September 2, 2009 by ROCKOLIVE
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