Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 9:59 AM by User 3 Comments


Lenny Kravitz’s Are You Gonna Go My Way album has been digitally remastered and expanded for a new Deluxe Edition to be released on September 24th (September 23rd outside of North America) by Virgin/UMe.  The special 2CD and digital / Mastered for iTunes edition adds 20 bonus tracks to the album’s original line-up, including 10 previously unreleased recordings from Kravitz’s personal archive (please see track listing below). 


By 1993, Lenny Kravitz had achieved global superstardom with his psychedelic brand of rock, by way of his 1989 debut Let Love Rule and his groundbreaking 1991 follow-up, Mama Said, which boasted no fewer than seven chart topping singles.  Kravitz’s third studio album, Are You Gonna Go My Way, was released in March 1993.  The collection’s explosive title track became a household hit, landing at No. 1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart propelling the album to massive success.


Among the new Deluxe Edition’s previously unreleased recordings are six demos and outtakes from the Are You Gonna Go My Way album sessions, as well as three early demos Kravitz recorded for Vanessa Paradis’ self-titled 1992 album, which he produced.  “I May Not Be A Star (Light Piece For Vanessa)” has never been released in any form, while “Travelogue” and “Lonely Rainbows” were finished and recorded by Paradis for the album.  A previously unreleased BBC Radio interview is also included, and acoustic versions of “Believe,” “Sister,” and “Heaven Help” and seven official B-sides are also featured, completing the commemorative reissue of this epic album.


Lenny Kravitz: Are You Gonna Go My Way (Deluxe Edition) [2CD; digital]

* = Previously unreleased



1. Are You Gonna Go My Way

2. Believe

3. Come On And Love Me

4. Heaven Help

5. Just Be A Woman

6. Is There Any Love In Your Heart

7. Black Girl

8. My Love

9. Sugar

10. Sister

11. Eleutheria

Bonus Tracks (The B-sides)

12. Spinning Around Over You

13. Ascension

14. All My Life

15. Brother

16. Someone Like You

17. For The First Time

18. B-Side Blues



The Acoustic Versions:

1. Believe (Acoustic Version)

2. Sister (Acoustic Version)

3. Heaven Help (Acoustic Version)

Work In Progress: Demos & Outtakes:

4. Work Like The Devil*

5. Feeling Alright (Instrumental)*

6. Getting Out (Will You Marry Me)*

7. Good Lovin'*

8. Blood (Instrumental)/Papa (Long And Sad Goodbye)*

9. Early Morning Blues*

The Vanessa Paradis Demos:

10. I May Not Be A Star (Light Piece For Vanessa)*

11. Travelogue (Your Love Has Got A Handle On My Mind)*

12. Lonely Rainbows*

13. BBC Interview with Mick Wilcox*


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Regarded as one of the preeminent rock musicians of our time, Lenny Kravitz has transcended genre, style, race and class into a 20-year musical career, one which revels in the influences of '60s and '70s soul, rock and funk. In that time, Kravitz has sold nearly 40 million albums worldwide and won four GRAMMY Awards. The artist’s multiple talents as a writer, producer and multi-instrumentalist have resonated through nine studio albums into a timeless catalog. 

  1. Lodger avatar

    On Fri, Sep 20, 2013 at 12:39 PM, Lodger said:

    Please edition on iTunes with videos and iTunes LP file!!!! not only with the digital booklet like Let love rule and Mama said...

  2. tsrottweilers avatar

    On Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 6:10 PM, tsrottweilers said:

    All I can say is WOW!


  3. Muzikliluvnlife avatar

    On Sat, Sep 7, 2013 at 7:13 PM, Muzikliluvnlife said:

    Anyone who REALLY knows me knows that this is MY FAVORITE LK ALBUM OF ALL TIME!!!!!! My ’93 clear vinyl is “my baby”. Soooo excited about the Limited Edition! More Music! More Photos! More Liner Notes! Ooh-Wee, a Lenny Lovers’ dream come true!!!!!

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