It Is Time for a Love Revolution

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Barnes & Noble - Mark Schwartz
The big news on the release of his eighth album was that Lenny Kravitz was still celibate. Fans might wonder just what kind of love revolution he feels it is time for, but from the opening clangor of title track, it's obvious that Lenny hasn't been laid in years. A deep-in-the-pants itch animates the gritty guitar rockers ("Bring It On") and the sleazy hip-shakers ("Dancin' Til Dawn") alike. It also accounts for the distracted nature of the string-laden ballads, which relay messages more commonly scratched into loose-leaf binders by daydreaming teens. You don't come to Lenny's house for depth, though. It's the surfaces that count, from his lastingly handsome mug and ...
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Barnes & Noble - Mark Schwartz
The big news on the release of his eighth album was that Lenny Kravitz was still celibate. Fans might wonder just what kind of love revolution he feels it is time for, but from the opening clangor of title track, it's obvious that Lenny hasn't been laid in years. A deep-in-the-pants itch animates the gritty guitar rockers ("Bring It On") and the sleazy hip-shakers ("Dancin' Til Dawn") alike. It also accounts for the distracted nature of the string-laden ballads, which relay messages more commonly scratched into loose-leaf binders by daydreaming teens. You don't come to Lenny's house for depth, though. It's the surfaces that count, from his lastingly handsome mug and expensive clothes to the exquisitely re-created '70s guitar fuzz. Of a piece with his previous disc, Baptism, and his now 20-year-old debut, It Is Time… is largely a one-man-band affair, with Lenny on guitars, drums, bass, and organ, with occasional guitar and horn solos. The spartan aesthetic showcases how timeless the music of Lenny Kravitz is -- no longer as derivative or anachronistic as it appeared in the late '90s, it wears like blue jeans. Expensive, designer blue jeans, but funky nonetheless.
Entertainment Weekly - Leah Greenblatt
His infamous mane may be shorn, but the songs on It Is Time for a Love Revolution remain the same: guitar-heavy, psychedelic-swirly, and determinedly flower-powered. [B]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/6/2008
  • Label: Emi Europe Generic
  • EAN: 5099951427825
  • Catalog Number: 514278
  • Sales rank: 229,311

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lenny Kravitz Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar, Harmonica, Piano, Conga, Drums, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Harpsichord, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Electric Piano, Tambourine, Vocals, Background Vocals, Moog Synthesizer, Hand Clapping, Mellotron, cowbell, Finger Snapping, Wurlitzer, Soloist, Hammond B3
Tawatha Agee Background Vocals
Robert Carlisle French Horn
Lenny Pickett Saxophone
Stewart Rose French Horn
Craig Ross Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Hand Clapping
Tony Breit Bass, Bass Guitar
Antoine Silverman Violin
Liuh-Wen Ting Viola
Darrett Adkins Cello
Anoushka Shankar Sitar
Conway Kuo Violin
Cornelius Dufallo Violin
Elizabeth Lim Dutton Violin
Alexandra Knoll Oboe
Kenji Bunch Viola
Kurt Nikkanen Violin
Michael Block Cello
David Bowlin Violin
Edison String Group Strings
Chris Gross Cello
Katie Kresek Violin
Dov Scheindlin Viola
Amy Kauffman Violin
Technical Credits
Lenny Kravitz Arranger, Composer, Sound Effects, Producer, Orchestration, String Arrangements, Audio Production
Tony Lemans Composer
Henry Hirsch Engineer
Ted Jensen Mastering
Craig Ross Orchestration
Alex Alvarez Guitar Engineer, Bass Engineer, Instrument Technician
Denine LaBat Studio Coordinator
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