Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Lenny Kravitz’s 'Go My Way' gets deluxe treatment

Lenny Kravitz’s Are You Gonna Go My Way album has been digitally remastered and expanded for a new deluxe edition to be released on Sept. 24 (Sept. 23 outside of North America) by Virgin/UMe.

The special 2CD and digital edition adds 20 bonus tracks to the album’s original line-up, including 10 previously unreleased recordings from Kravitz’s personal archive (see track listing below).

By 1993, Lenny Kravitz had achieved global success with his psychedelic rock on his 1989 debut Let Love Rule and 1991 follow-up, Mama Said, which had seven hit singles. Kravitz’s third studio album
Are You Gonna Go My Way was released in March 1993.

Among the new Deluxe Edition’s previously unreleased recordings are six demos and outtakes from the album sessions, as well as three early demos Kravitz recorded for Vanessa Paradis’ self-titled 1992 album, which he produced. “I May Not Be A Star (Light Piece For Vanessa)” has never been released in any form, while “Travelogue” and “Lonely Rainbows” were finished and recorded by Paradis for the album.

A previously unreleased BBC Radio interview is also included, and acoustic versions of “Believe,” “Sister,” and “Heaven Help” and seven official B-sides are also featured, completing the commemorative reissue of this epic album.

Deluxe Edition [2CD; digital]
* = Previously unreleased


1. Are You Gonna Go My Way
2. Believe
3. Come On And Love Me
4. Heaven Help
5. Just Be A Woman
6. Is There Any Love In Your Heart
7. Black Girl
8. My Love
9. Sugar
10. Sister
11. Eleutheria

Bonus Tracks (The B-sides)

12. Spinning Around Over You
13. Ascension
14. All My Life
15. Brother
16. Someone Like You
17. For The First Time
18. B-Side Blues


The Acoustic Versions:
1. Believe (Acoustic Version)
2. Sister (Acoustic Version)
3. Heaven Help (Acoustic Version) 

Work In Progress: Demos & Outtakes:
4. Work Like The Devil*
5. Feeling Alright (Instrumental)*
6. Getting Out (Will You Marry Me)*
7. Good Lovin'*
8. Blood (Instrumental)/Papa (Long And Sad Goodbye)*
9. Early Morning Blues* 

The Vanessa Paradis Demos:
10. I May Not Be A Star (Light Piece For Vanessa)*
11. Travelogue (Your Love Has Got A Handle On My Mind)*
12. Lonely Rainbows*

13. BBC Interview with Mick Wilcox*

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