It Is Time for a Love Revolution

It Is Time for a Love Revolution

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by Lenny Kravitz
     
 

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

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]

Product Details

Release Date:
02/05/2008
Label:
Virgin Records Us
UPC:
0724386378620
catalogNumber:
63786

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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
Craig Ross   Orchestration
Alex Alvarez   Guitar Engineer,Bass Engineer,Instrument Technician
Denine LaBat   Studio Coordinator

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It Is Time for a Love Revolution 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellent Album. Feels like your reliving the 60's era with romantic flair.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago