Artist: Lenny Kravitz Title Of Album: Are You Gonna Go My Way Year Of Release: 2016 Label (Catalog#): Virgin Records | Universal Music Country: USA Genre: Rock,Soft Rock,Funk Rock,Psychedelic Soul Quality: LPCM 2.0 / 192 kHz / 9216 kbps / 24-bit Time: 00:46:35 Full Size: 2,99Gb
Are You Gonna Go My Way is the third studio album by American rock musician Lenny Kravitz, released on March 9, 1993 by Virgin Records America. It was recorded at Waterfront Studios, Hoboken, New Jersey by Henry Hirsch. It became Kravitz's first Top 20 album on the United States Billboard 200, and his first number one album in both Australia and the United Kingdom, achieving massive worldwide success that helped to establish his popularity as a performer. The album was certified 2? Platinum in the United States, for shipments of over 2.2 million copies, making it his third most successful album there, totalling over 4 million copies in worldwide sales.
The cover indicates that Are You Gonna Go My Way is Lenny Kravitz's bid for rock stardom. Designed in the style of an early-'70s record, it features Kravitz in hippie clothing, apparently exposing himself to a photographer -- in other words, he's a dangerously sexy counterculture rebel. That may have been true in 1970, but in 1993, he simply sounds like a weird sideshow exhibit, the man who never lived past 1973. Of course, it's easy to make such potshots, but Kravitz opens himself up to such attacks. No other artist, especially a successful one, has been quite so devoted to the past and ignorant of the present. Since he has considerable talent for songcraft and production, Kravitz isn't nearly as bad as he could be, and Are You Gonna Go My Way is just as enjoyable and more accomplished than its predecessors. This time around, Hendrix is his chief influence, as evidenced by the roaring title track, and he does expand that with his traditional Lennon, Curtis Mayfield, and Prince obsessions. Song for song, it's his most consistent album, although by the end of the record, his painstaking reproduction of classic rock sounds begins to appear a bit too studied, suggesting that Kravitz may have hit a creative wall. Nevertheless, that does nothing to diminish the enjoyment of this record. --Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Tracklist: 1. Are You Gonna Go My Way 03:32 2. Believe 04:55 3. Come On And Love Me 03:54 4. Heaven Help 03:11 5. Just Be A Woman 03:48 6. Is There Any Love In Your Heart 03:41 7. Black Girl 03:45 8. My Love 03:53 9. Sugar 03:58 10. Sister 07:05 11. Eleutheria 04:51
Lenny Kravitz - vocals, electric & acoustic guitars, Mellotron, bass, drums, chimes Craig Ross - acoustic & electric guitars Henry Hirsch - piano, Wurlitzer organ, synthesizer, bass Tony Breit - bass Dave Domanich - drums on track 4, "Heaven Help" Michael Hunter - French horn, flugelhorn Robert Lawrence - violins Liuh-Wen Ting - viola Michael "Ibo" Cooper - keyboards on "Eleutheria"