LENNY KRAVITZ 5: SPOTLIGHT ALBUM

lenny kravitz 5Circus was the fourth CD that Lenny Kravitz released. The album was a snapshot of Lenny’s frustration with the music business, his mother’s illness, and deep reflections over religious issues that shaped Lenny’s life. When it came time to release album #5 three years later, Kravitz purged himself of the darker themes and created a joyous tribute to his love of 70’s funk, soul, and R&B. This has been a familiar theme for Kravitz but modern technology created a more vivid recreation of songs in the style of James Brown, Prince (Black Velveteen), and Curtis Mayfield (Supersoulfighter). Critics found the album repetitive with Kravitz’ early work, but fans connected to the soulful, passionate retro sound.

 

Lenny-Kravitz-I-Belong-To-You-249847The artistic video for the lead single, If You Can’t Say No, won Best Artistic Video awards but it was the futuristic drumbeat that captured our imagination. The tribute to his mom, actress Roxie Roker, Thinking About You touched the heart of every listener. I Belong To You reminded everyone that Lenny’s a sex symbol who can drive the ladies wild. The rockers, Fly Away and a cover of the Guess Who’s American Woman kept Kravitz a staple on rock radio. The album only reached #28 on the album charts but has been a staple on the Top 100 and has sold over three million copies in the U.S., Lenny’s most successful CD in terms of overall sales.

1. LIVE

2. SUPERSOULFIGHTER

3. I BELONG TO YOU

4. BLACK VELVETEEN

5. IF YOU CAN’T SAY NO

6. THINKING OF YOU

7. TAKE TIME

8. FLY AWAY

9. IT’S YOUR LIFE

10. STRAIGHT COLD PLAYER

11. LITTLE GIRL’S EYES

12. YOU’RE MY FLAVOR

13. CAN I FIND A REASON

14. AMERICAN WOMAN

15. WITHOUT YOU

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