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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/9/1993
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • UPC: 077778698425
  • Catalog Number: 86984

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Are You Gonna Go My Way (3:30)
  2. 2 Believe (4:50)
  3. 3 Come on and Love Me (3:52)
  4. 4 Heaven Help (3:10)
  5. 5 Just Be a Woman (3:50)
  6. 6 Is There Any Love in Your Heart (3:39)
  7. 7 Black Girl (3:43)
  8. 8 My Love (3:50)
  9. 9 Sugar (4:00)
  10. 10 Sister (7:02)
  11. 11 Eleutheria (4:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lenny Kravitz Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Chimes, Drums, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Mellotron
Michael "Ibo" Cooper Hammond Organ, Clavinet
Eric Delente Violin
David Domanich Drums, Electric Guitar
Henry Hirsch Organ, Bass, Piano, Strings, ARP, Wurlitzer
Michael Hunter Flugelhorn, French Horn
Robert Lawrence Violin
Craig Ross Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Angie Stone Background Vocals
Tony Breit Bass
Sarah Adams Viola
Gerry DeVeaux Background Vocals
Carolyn Davis Fryer Double Bass
Soye Kim Violin
Frank Murphy Cello
Liuh-Wen Ting Viola
Luih-Wen Ting Viola
Allen Whear Cello
Technical Credits
Lenny Kravitz Composer, Producer, Orchestration, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Greg Calbi Mastering
Eric Delente Contributor
David Domanich Engineer
Henry Hirsch Composer, Engineer, Orchestration
Gerry DeVeaux Composer
Len Peltier Art Direction
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Of course I'll go his way...

    This is man is genius!! His style is original and fresh, sensual and funky. Once you put this CD on it says in the CD plaer for days. It's not all upbeat, rock and roll. Its more like laid back and do what you have to get done with the sounds of love and life surrounding you.

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