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Everything about the recording of Are You Gonna Go My Way happened quickly and without much thought. I continued to work instinctually as usual, not paying attention to the trends and sounds du jour. The album slipped out of me without even realizing that I was actually making it. I was producing an album for Vanessa Paradis at the time and most of my sessions took place quickly before and after hers. It was a very creative time for me, recording two albums at once, and as it turned out, one of the most iconic works of my career. And it was also the beginning of my studio relationship with Craig Ross. The day the title track was conceived we were setting up for a session with Vanessa and literally had five minutes until her arrival. I was on the drums, Tony Breit was on bass and Craig on guitar. Craig started noodling with the riff, I began to play and then Craig and I telepathically put the song into form. It was a flash and when we finished the one-take performance, we ran out of the studio to welcome Vanessa. When I got home later that night, I put the cassette of “Are You Gonna Go My Way� on my boom box and blasted it and began hearing the melody. I quickly wrote the lyrics on an old paper bag and the next day went into the studio and sang the vocal. It was explosive, but I had no idea it would become such a major signature for me, and it was so different from everything that was on the radio at the time. It was so raw. Eventually when it came out, the record label struggled with it and radio had no idea what to do with it. It was promoted for months and months and seemed like it was going nowhere until the fuse was finally lit. Accompanied by the brilliant video directed by Mark Romanek, it became the rock anthem that has proven to be timeless and one of my personal favorite tracks ever. Let love rule,

Miami, July 2013


DISC ONE 1 / ARE YOU GONNA GO MY WAY Music by Lenny Kravitz & Craig Ross Lyrics by Lenny Kravitz I was born long ago I am the chosen, I’m the one I have come to save the day And I won’t leave until I’m done So that’s why you’ve got to try You’ve got to breathe and have some fun Though I’m not paid I play this game And I won’t stop until I’m done But what I really want to know is Are you gonna go my way? (Please baby) and I got to (please) got to know (I got to know) yeah I don’t know why we always cry This we must leave and get undone We must engage and rearrange And turn this planet back to one So tell me why we got to die And kill each other one by one We’ve got to hug and rub-a-dub

We’ve got to dance and be in love But what I really wanna know is Are you gonna go my way? And I got to, got to know Are you gonna go my way? ’Cause baby I got to know, yeah Lenny Kravitz: Lead and Background Vocals, Drums. Craig Ross: Electric Guitar. Tony Breit: Bass 2 / BELIEVE Music by Lenny Kravitz & Henry Hirsch Lyrics by Lenny Kravitz I am you and you are me Why’s that such a mystery? If you want it you got to believe Who are we? We’re who we are Riding on this great big star We’ve got to stand up if we’re gonna be free yeah If you want it you got to believe Believe in yourself ’Cause it’s all just a game We just want to be loved

The Son of God is in your face Offering us eternal grace If you want it you’ve got to believe ’Cause being free is just a state of mind We’ll one day leave this all behind Just put your faith in God And one day you’ll see it If you want it you got it You just got to believe Believe in yourself ’Cause it’s all just a game We just want to be loved The future’s in our present hands Let’s reach right in Let’s understand If you want it you’ve got to believe yeah If you want it you got it You just got to believe Believe in yourself yeah ’Cause it’s all just a game We just want to be loved Lenny Kravitz: Lead and Background Vocals, Drums, Bass, Chimes. Henry Hirsch: Wurlitzer. Craig Ross: Acoustic and Electric Guitar. Michael Hunter: French Horn. Eric Delente, Soye Kim, Robert Lawrence: Violins. Sarah Adams, Liuh-Wen Ting: Violas. Allen Whear, Frank Murphy: Celli. Carolyn Davis Fryer: Double Bass. Orchestral Arrangement by Lenny Kravitz and Henry Hirsch


3 / COME ON AND LOVE ME Music and Lyrics by Lenny Kravitz I need you and I need love I need truth and I need God I don’t know just how to say But I love you anyway You and I can’t be too strong Come on and love me With the stars and moon above Take me in your arms let love Rule us in our hearts and in your minds Just come here baby tell me what you feel Oh you and I can’t wait for that too long Come on and love me Lay your body next to mine You don’t have to take off all your clothes ooh But if the only thing you take off is your mind You and I gonna have a real good time Aw you and I can’t wait for that too long Oh come on and love me Come on and love me Ooh ho what you feel yeah yeah Ooh ho what’s real What’cha feel What’cha feel now Lenny Kravitz: Lead and Background Vocals, Drums, Bass, Electric Guitar. Craig Ross: Electric guitar 4 / HEAVEN HELP Music and Lyrics by Gerry DeVeaux & Terry Britten There comes a time To be free of the heart I wanna be ready Ready to start

On a love journey Got places to go Made up my mind And I have got to let you know Heaven help the heart That lets me inside Heaven help the one Who comes in my life Heaven help the fool That walks through my door ’Cause I decided right now I’m ready for love A funny feeling’s coming Over me Now I’m inspired and open to being In a love place But it’s out of my hands I’m telling you baby that you got to understand Heaven help the heart That lets me inside Heaven help the one Who comes in my life Heaven help the fool That walks though my door ’Cause I decided right now I’m ready for love Ready for love I can’t see what’s out there for me And I know love offers no guarantee I’ll take a chance and I’m Telling you something babe I got to let you know Heaven help the heart That lets me inside Heaven help the one Who comes in my life Heaven help the fool


That walks through my door ’Cause I decided right now I’m ready for love Ready for love Take a chance Take the chance on love Lenny Kravitz: Lead and Background Vocals, Drums, Bass, Acoustic Guitar. Henry Hirsch: Piano, Arp String Ensemble, Bass. Davie Domanich: Drums, Electric Guitar. Lenny Kravitz, Gerry DeVeaux, Angie Stone: “Ooh” Background Vocals 5 / JUST BE A WOMAN Music and Lyrics by Lenny Kravitz You ask me how should I be to you? You ask me to tell you what to do You ask me how can we make it through You want me but don’t know what to do And I just want you to be true Just be a woman, just be a woman You ask me how can I make you smile? You ask me how can I make it right? But darling just take a look inside The answers are within your own mind And I just want you to be you Just be a woman That’s all you got to do Just be a woman Just be a woman, do what you got to do Just be a woman, that’s all you got to do Just be a woman, that’s all I got to say Just be a woman Lenny Kravitz: Lead and Background Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Mellotron. Tony Breit: Bass. String Arrangement: Lenny Kravitz

6 / IS THERE ANY LOVE IN YOUR HEART Music by Lenny Kravitz & Craig Ross Lyrics by Lenny Kravitz Tell me baby what can’t you see That I’m feeling down If you open your eyes you’d see That I’m wearing a frown You’d think about yourself If you thought I was dead Aw yeah Baby baby you walk around Like you own this town Your whole life is a fantasy And I’m playing the clown You talk behind my back And spend up all my bread Is there any love in your heart ooh yeah Is there any love in your heart ooh Babe you say I’m the only one But you’re fucking all my friends Baby all that you care about Is Gucci and Mercedes Benz You’re just the kind that’s up on all the latest trends Is there any love in your heart oo yeah Is there any love in your heart oo Lenny Kravitz: Lead and Background Vocals, Drums. Craig Ross: Electric Guitar. Tony Breit: Bass 7 / BLACK GIRL Music and Lyrics by Lenny Kravitz Black girl, so fine and bright Black girl, you shine as the night

Black girl, you move me so right I just have to make you mine ’Cause you make me lose my mind Black girl, with beauty so deep Black girl, just rock me to sleep Black girl, good things you will reap ’Cause you’re of the ancient vine And you’re from another time And your history’s all in line Ain’t it funny how I used to wonder How could such a lovely girl give me love Oh oh oh oh oh yeah yeah Black girl, your ancestry’s long Black girl, you’re where you belong Black girls, have got to be strong Got to keep your spirits high Got to keep yourselves alive You’re just gonna make it fine Listen baby you’re the jewel of my eye Come on girl Everything’s gonna be alright Listen baby I just got to make you mine Lenny Kravitz: Lead and Background Vocals, Electric Guitar and Solo, Bass, Drums. Craig Ross: Electric Guitar 8 / MY LOVE Music by Lenny Kravitz & Craig Ross Lyrics by Lenny Kravitz My love Paints the desert sky My love Walks the hundredth mile

My love Has an angel’s smile My love My love Wanna lose my mind inside your head My love Is a purifier My love Is my one desire My love Always walks the earth My love My love Wanna lose my mind inside your bed Wanna lose it Wanna lose it Wanna lose myself in your bed Yeah! Lenny Kravitz: Lead and Background Vocals, Drums. Craig Ross: Electric Guitar. Tony Breit: Bass 9 / SUGAR Music and Lyrics by Lenny Kravitz I’m yours and you are here Don’t you really want to feel That my love is turning on And it feels so real So tell me what’s the deal yeah I’m coming back for more and more You do it to me ’til I can’t take no more And I know That all of that real good lovin’ is oh so real And I want all your time when I’m down here Sugar dance for me Sugar taste so sweet Climb on and take the wheel There’s nothing here for you to fear


And my love won’t lead you wrong Let me make this clear Sweeter and sweeter I’ll always make you feel I’m coming home, I’m oh so low I need you baby, come on let’s go ’Cause only you are my lover And you’re so sincere and fine, so divine And you’re all mine, sugar caramel Sugar, and it tastes so sweet Sugar, my fantasy Sugar you were made for me Hey sugar my fantasy Sugar and it tastes so sweet Sugar my fantasy Oh my sugar baby lovin’ is so sweet to me Sugar and it tastes so sweet Sugar, you’re my fantasy Sugar, on and on Sugar, say I want your baby Want your lovin’ say I want your baby Want your lovin’ yeah Lenny Kravitz: Lead and Background Vocals, Drums, Bass, Electric Guitar and Solo. Craig Ross: Electric Guitar. Michael Hunter: Flugelhorn. Soye Kim: Violin. String and Horn Arrangement by Lenny Kravitz 10 / SISTER

Sister Did you have to go away You left your home And the things you had to say It didn’t feel good to let you slide I never got to say goodbye I miss you girl I think I’m gonna cry If they knock on your door You already gave You don’t need no more of what’s ailing you Just lean on your soul with all that it takes May God bring you back home to America America, America, America, America Sister, sister, sister, sister, sister It’s just a test of faith Your heart is pure so the devil’s in your face I’ll see you soon ’Cause they haven’t got a case And you’ll be free In a beautiful place, in a beautiful place In a beautiful place, in a beautiful place If they knock on your door You already gave Lenny Kravitz: Lead and Background Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Drums. Henry Hirsch: Bass. Craig Ross: Electric Guitar. Soye Kim: Violin. Michael Hunter: Flugelhorn. String and Horn Arrangement by Lenny Kravitz

Music and Lyrics by Lenny Kravitz Sister Did you have to fall in love With a man That never was Up to no good He took your soul And he stole your only heart Flipped your wig and left a permanent scar

11 / ELEUTHERIA Music and Lyrics by Lenny Kravitz My life is perfect Because I accept it as it is The sunshine is shining Because it is what it is What a beautiful feeling it’s bringing All the birds in the sky are singing

Eleutheria the fire is burning Eleutheria the tables are turning A new day is dawning Because it is time for a change with new consciousness forming There comes a new day Oh we got to keep on trying When the children are cold and alone and are crying You got to understand Eleutheria the bells are ringing Eleutheria the people are singing Eleutheria people are yearning Eleutheria this world keeps on turning Turning What a beautiful feeling it’s bringing All the birds in the sky are singing You got to understand Eleutheria the fire is burning Eleutheria the tables are turning Eleutheria the bells are ringing The people keep singing The fire is burning The tables are turning Got to keep on Keep on keeping on Lenny Kravitz: Lead and Background Vocals, Drums, Bass, Electric Guitar and Solos. Craig Ross: Electric Guitar. Michael “Ibo” Cooper: Hammond B-3 Organ and Clavinet.


BONUS TRACKS (THE B-SIDES REMASTERED) 12 / SPINNING AROUND OVER YOU  Music by Lenny Kravitz & Craig Ross Lyrics by Lenny Kravitz Baby, tell me that my love ain’t good I don’t treat you right I don’t do it like I should You try to tell me that my heart ain’t true How would I waste my time doin’ all I do for you? You ask me, baby, why you hesitate That you just can’t wait But it takes the time it takes Spinnin’ round and round and round and Spinnin’ round and round and round and Spinnin’ round and round over you You think I dissed you so you packed your bags You just kept me ’round You just threw me out like trash Now baby, baby, I’m on my knees for you Well I might be late but what are you gonna do? Spinnin’ round and round and round and Spinnin’ round and round and round and Spinnin’ round and round over you Baby, baby, gimme half a chance I could treat you right I’ll give you good times and romance ’Cause baby, baby, I’m in love with you You’re my superstar Tu es mon petit chouchou yeah

Spinnin’ round and round and round Spinnin’ round and round and round Spinnin’ round and round over you Lenny Kravitz: Lead and Background Vocals, Electric Guitar, Bass, Drums. Craig Ross: Electric Guitar. 13 / ASCENSION Music by Lenny Kravitz & Henry Hirsch Lyrics by Lenny Kravitz Brothers and sisters, Everything’s gonna be alright We gonna be together in the moonlight No more pain or strife or sorrow It’s a brand new day You don’t need no money ’Cause everything’s free Come with me baby, ’Cause it’s been such a long long time It’s time for ascension To be free, to be wild Hey look at that smile On that pretty girl’s face She got no positions, But she’s poised and has grace It’s an inner beauty thing baby, That shines and shines It ain’t about your appearance But the soul, look inside So come with me baby, ’Cause it’s been such a long long time It’s time for ascension To be free, to be wild Rise up, rise up Get up, get up Come on, come on


Come with me baby, ’Cause it’s been such a long long time It’s time for ascension To be free, to be wild Come with me baby, ’Cause it’s been such a long long time It’s time for ascension To be free, to be wild To be wild, to be wild, To be free to be wide Free

I’ve been waiting for you I’ve been waiting for you I’ve been waiting for you I’ve been waiting for you I’ve been waiting for you

Lenny Kravitz: Lead and Background Vocals, Drums, Bass, Bahamian Goatskin, Junkanoo Drums. Henry Hirsch: Arp String Ensemble. Craig Ross: Acoustic Guitar

Written by Lenny Kravitz

14 / ALL MY LIFE

For the elderly brother has raised us by his love And to be equal is the freedom of his love When will we realize that the skin is just a glove To be thankful for the freedom of his love

Written by Lenny Kravitz Is it the way that you feel when I’m kissing on you Or is it the soul I can see in your eyes The clothes that you wear or the smell of your hair Or is it the way I can’t sleep when you’re not there All my life, I’ve been waiting for you All my life, I’ve been waiting for you Is it the way that you feel deep inside Or is it the way that I feel so alive Your star and your flair are beyond compare Or is it the way that we feel when we’re on fire All my life, I’ve been waiting for you All my life, Oh I, I’ve been waiting for you Every night, Oh I’ve been waiting for you All my life, I’ve been waiting for you All my life, I’ve been waiting for you All my life, I’ve been waiting for you All my life, I’ve been waiting for you All my life, Oh I, I’ve been waiting for you All my life, I’ve been waiting for you

Lenny Kravitz: Lead and Background Vocals, Electric Guitar and Solo, Bass, Drums. Craig Ross: Electric Guitar. 15/ BROTHER

Brother, got to sing your song Brother, is taking us so long

Sister, stand up tall and proud Sister, yell it strong and loud I’m black and I’m proud For no human can change the course of time And no human creates the live in mind So how can a man make rules when yet he has no love And how can a man a woman feel they are above For a heavenly brother has raised us by his love And to be equal is the freedom of his love When will we realize that his skin is just a glove And be thankful for the freedom of his love Brother brother brother Lenny Kravitz: Lead and Background Vocals, Electric Guitar. Craig Ross: Electric Guitar. Tony Breit: Bass. Andy Newmark: Drums. Karl Denson: Saxophone. Butch Thomas: Saxophone. Michael Hunter: Trumpet


16 / SOMEONE LIKE YOU

17 / FOR THE FIRST TIME

Music by Lenny Kravitz & Craig Ross Lyrics by Lenny Kravitz

Written by Lenny Kravitz

Waiting impatiently for you to come Wondering if you will always be the one Is this good for you? Is it wonderful for you too? ’Cause baby I told you I’m ready for love I’m anticipating and waiting for some Tell me what to do Tell me baby ’cause I love you It’s been so lovely Now that I got you I’ve been looking for someone like you Someone like you What do you like to do What do you got to say Just tell me baby what’s on your brain ’Cause I just want to sit down and talk for a while Do you want to make babies? Do you want a career? Well whatever it is darling, I just want you near And we’ll be together just you and me dear It’s been so lovely (It’s been so lovely) Since I found you I was praying for someone like you Someone like you Ain’t been lonely Now that I got you I was waiting for someone like you Come on come on come on yeah Been so lovely Now that I got you I’ve been waiting for someone like you Someone like you Someone like you Lenny Kravitz: Lead and Background Vocals, Electric Guitar Solo. Henry Hirsch: Bass, Mini Moog. David Domanich: Drums. Craig Ross: Electric Guitar.

I want to fall in love again For the first time Makes me kind of wonder if you’re still mine I want to press your lips on mine For the first time Makes me kind of wonder if you’re still mine Love is something You can’t get in a five and dime And love is the question of more time And love is something That’s really hard to find Love makes a strong man Get down on his knees in the crowd Just lay your hand On mine Yeah, for the first time Makes me kind of wonder if you’re still mine And I wonder if you’ll ever really be mine Lenny Kravitz: Lead and Background Vocals, Drums. Craig Ross: Guitar. Tony Breit: Bass. 18 / B-SIDE BLUES Written by Lenny Kravitz I’m so tired and I’m all burned out Say I’m so tired And I’m all burned out They say I got to write some new songs But I’m all tapped out They gimme six days to rest myself And I can’t get no sleep Six days to rest myself And I can’t get no sleep Michael Plen’s up my ass I can’t get no release

Yeah! Sell! I was born long ago That sounds right I am the chosen, I’m the one, hey hey Sing the song, sell those records Repeat yourself, do it again one more time Yeah! I don’t ever do nothing twice And I feel just fine Take this song and shove it up your ass Yeah! Top 40! Yeah! Number one gold records give me that style Hey!

Gonna be a big famous Rock & Roll star Gonna buy a new car Yeah! Hey! Yeah! Lenny Kravitz: Lead and Background Vocals, Electric Guitar, Bass, Drums. Craig Ross: Electric Guitar. Tracks 12-19 Recorded and mixed by Henry Hirsch at Waterfront Studios, Hoboken, NJ


DISC TWO THE ACOUSTIC VERSIONS REMASTERED:

WORK IN PROGRESS: DEMOS & OUTTAKES

1 / BELIEVE (Acoustic Version)

4 / WORK LIKE THE DEVIL*

Music by Lenny Kravitz & Henry Hirsch Lyrics by Lenny Kravitz

Written by Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz: Vocal, Acoustic Guitar Recorded live at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Hotel, Orlando, Florida, March 6, 1993, in room 1656 on the 3M Wollensak tape deck 2 / SISTER (Acoustic Version) Written by Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz: Vocals, Electric Guitar, Bass, Drums. Craig Ross: Electric Guitar. Henry Hirsch: Hammond B3 5 / FEELING ALRIGHT (Instrumental)*

3 / HEAVEN HELP (Acoustic Version) Lyrics and Music by Gerry DeVeaux & Terry Britten

Lenny Kravitz: Bass. Henry Hirsch: Hammond B3, Synths. Craig Ross: Guitars, Drums 9 / EARLY MORNING BLUES (Instrumental)*

Lenny Kravitz: Electric Guitar, Drums. Craig Ross: Electric Guitar. Tony Breit: Bass

Written by Lenny Kravitz

6 / GETTING OUT (WILL YOU MARRY ME)* Music by Lenny Kravitz & Craig Ross Lyrics by Lenny Kravitz Lenny Kravitz: Lead and Background Vocals, Drums, Bass, String Ensemble, Guitar Craig Ross: Guitar. Horns: Michael Hunter, Karl Denson and Harold Todd

Lenny Kravitz: Vocal, Acoustic Guitar Recorded at Twin Music Studios, Holland, May 13, 1993 Dedicated to Brandon Lee

Music by Henry Hirsch & Craig Ross Arranged by Lenny Kravitz

Written by Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz: Vocal, Acoustic Guitar Recorded live at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Hotel, Orlando, Florida, March 6, 1993, in room 1656 on the 3M Wollensak tape deck

8 / BLOOD/PAPA (A LONG AND SAD GOODBYE) (Instrumental)*

7 / GOOD LOVIN’* Written by Lenny Kravitz Lenny Kravitz: Guitar, Bass, Drums, Wurlitzer, Percussion

Lenny Kravitz: Drums. Henry Hirsch: Wurlitzer. Tony Breit: Bass. Craig Ross: Guitar

Tracks 4-6, 8, 9 Recorded and Mixed by Henry Hirsch at Waterfront Studios, Hoboken, NJ. Track 7 Recorded by Tom “Bone” Edmonds at Criteria Studios, Miami, FL. 4, 6 Remixed by Ed Cherney at The Village Recorders, Los Angeles, CA

THE VANESSA PARADIS DEMOS IN PROGRESS 10 / I MAY NOT BE A STAR

(LIGHT PIECE FOR VANESSA)*

Written by Lenny Kravitz Lenny Kravitz: Guitar, Bass, Drums, Percussion. Craig Ross: Guitar


11 / TRAVELOGUE (YOUR LOVE HAS GOT A HANDLE ON MY MIND)* Written by Lenny Kravitz Lenny Kravitz: Lead and Background Vocals, Bass, Drums Craig Ross: Guitar 12 / LONELY RAINBOWS* Music by Lenny Kravitz & Henry Hirsch Lyrics by Lenny Kravitz Lenny Kravitz: Vocals, Drums. Craig Ross: Guitar. Henry Hirsch: Bass, Piano. John Whitfield: Cello. Allen Whear: Cello. Sarah Adams: Viola. Eric Delente: Violin. Soya Kim: Violin. String Arrangement: Henry Hirsch

Tracks 10-12 Recorded and Mixed in 1992 by Henry Hirsch at Waterfront Studios, Hoboken, NJ. Track 10 remixed by Ed Cherney at The Village Recorders, Los Angeles, CA 13 / BBC INTERVIEW WITH MICK WILKOJC* Lenny Kravitz interviewed by Mick Wilkojc for Steve Wright In The Afternoon on BBC Radio 1 Produced by Mick Wilkojc First broadcast on 2nd July, 1993 p 2013 BBC Licensed courtesy of BBC Worldwide * Previously Unreleased

ALL SONGS PRODUCED BY LENNY KRAVITZ


REISSUE PRODUCER’S NOTES: ORIGINAL CREDITS

PRODUCED BY LENNY KRAVITZ

Recorded at Waterfront Studios Engineered by Henry Hirsch Additional Engineering by David Domanich Assisted by Greg Digesu Mixed by Henry Hirsch Instrument Technician: Dan Fye Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound Studios Art Direction: Len Peltier Design: Jean Krikorian & Len Peltier Photography: Cover: Jean Baptiste Mondino Booklet: Per Gustafsson Representation: HK Management

Are You Gonna Go My Way was released March 9, 1993, as Virgin Records release #86984. The album peaked at No. 12 on the Billboard Top 200. The album was certified Double Platinum by the RIAA.

The album was originally titled Eleutheria for which the above artwork was created and never used or seen until now.

The following U.S. singles were issued: Are You Gonna Go My Way (February 22, 1993); Believe (July 17, 1993); Heaven Help (November 10, 1993); Is There Any Love In Your Heart (December 2, 1993) and Spinning Around Over You (Non-LP Track, January 14, 1994 also fetaured on Reality Bites soundtrack).

“And I won’t leave until I’m done” proclaimed Lenny Kravitz on the title track of Are You Gonna Go My Way, which at the time Entertainment Weekly dubbed “his finest moment yet.” Twenty years later—and nearly 25 since the release of his first album Let Love Rule (20th Anniversary Edition also available)—Lenny is very far from being done. From the iconic Mark Romanek-directed MTV Award-winning “Best Male Video” to the timeless Jean Baptiste Mondino cover photo, Are You Gonna Go My Way was the album that certified Kravitz as a bona fide rock star, scoring his first multiplatinum album in the U.S. also selling millions worldwide, landing his first No.1 albums in both the U.K. and Australia (also landing the No. 1 single with the title track, and to this day is still the most played song on Triple M Melbourne & Sydney radio), his first No. 1 U.S. Mainstream Rock single as well as receiving two 1994 Grammy® nominations (Best Male Rock Vocal Performance and Best Rock Song). It is also important to note that all four released singles, plus a fifth non-album B-side, “Spinning Around Over You,” charted on Billboard. When it was released, Rolling Stone magazine claimed, “Lenny Kravitz has found a space to be himself.” But the journey that became Are You Gonna Go My Way was a long and very prolific one. And the process continued throughout the 1993-1994 Universal Love Tour in support of the album. This 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition is an exclusive invitation inside that never-before-witnessed process; culled from Lenny’s personal master tapes and cassettes such as the early cassette of “Good Lovin’” to unfinished songs like “Work Like The Devil” and “Feeling Alright” or a few of Lenny’s original demos for the 1992 Vanessa Paradis album he produced, the first of which, “I May Not Be A Star,” never saw the light of day. Fans will delight in the discovery of two unreleased tracks, “Papa” and “Getting Out,” which were reworked and included on the 2008 album It’s Time For A Love Revolution and retitled “Long And Sad Goodbye” and “Will You Marry Me,” respectively. Also unearthed from Lenny’s personal masters is the fantastic impromptu blues instrumental jam “Early Morning Blues.” As vocals on some of the songs were never finished, we have decided to include the songs as they were left at the time, giving you an inside look into the album’s creative process in progress. Also included are the album’s seven official studio B-sides, including “For The First Time” ironically the first ever Lenny recording with musical partner Craig Ross, as well as three rare acoustic versions of “Believe,” “Heaven Help” and “Sister,” all remastered for the first time ever. — Mathieu Bitton Miami, July 2013


20TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION: Produced by MATHIEU BITTON for Candy Tangerine Productions With Special Thanks to LENNY KRAVITZ Project Supervision: JAIME FELDMAN Product Manager: SIMON EDWARDS Production Manager: UTE FRIESLEBEN Remastered by GAVIN LURSSEN at Lurssen Mastering Assisted by RUBEN COHEN Additional Mixing by ED CHERNEY & LENNY KRAVITZ at The Village Recorders, Los Angeles, CA and KYLE VANDEKERHOFF at Interscope Studios, Santa Monica, CA Tape Transfers by CHARLIE PAAKKARI at Capitol Records Studios, Hollywood, CA Cassette Transfers by SETH ATKINS HORAN at Phantom Vox Studios, Los Angeles, CA Art Direction & Design: MATHIEU BITTON Photo Research: HELEN ASHFORD Photography: JEAN BAPTISTE MONDINO (Digipak; pages 2, 7, 17, 19, 23, 24, 27). Additional Photos: PER GUSTAFSSON (booklet cover & back cover, pages 3, 6, 8, 9, 10, 16, 18. 22. 25. 26). Pages 4-5, 20-21: VIRGIN ARCHIVES Memorabilia and records courtesy of MATHIEU BITTON ARCHIVES. Management: CRAIG FRUIN & HOWARD KAUFMAN, HK MANAGEMENT Special Thanks to CRAIG ROSS, CRAIG FRUIN, ALEX ALVAREZ, VARTAN, DENINE LABAT & GERRY DEVEAUX www.universalmusicenterprises.com www.lennykravitz.com


DISC ONE ORIGINAL ALBUM REMASTERED 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

PRODUCED BY LENNY KRAVITZ 20TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION PRODUCED BY MATHIEU BITTON

BONUS TRACKS (THE B-SIDES) SPINNING AROUND OVER YOU ASCENSION ALL MY LIFE BROTHER SOMEONE LIKE YOU FOR THE FIRST TIME B-SIDE BLUES

12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18.

BONUS INTERVIEW BBC INTERVIEW WITH MICK WILKOJC*

13.

*Previously Unreleased

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THE VANESSA PARADIS DEMOS I MAY NOT BE A STAR (LIGHT PIECE FOR VANESSA)* 11. TRAVELOGUE (YOUR LOVE HAS GOT A HANDLE ON MY MIND)* 12. LONELY RAINBOWS* 10.

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WORK IN PROGRESS: DEMOS & OUTTAKES WORK LIKE THE DEVIL* FEELING ALRIGHT (INSTRUMENTAL)* GETTING OUT (WILL YOU MARRY ME)* GOOD LOVIN’* BLOOD/PAPA (A LONG AND SAD GOODBYE) (INSTRUMENTAL)* 9. EARLY MORNING BLUES (INSTRUMENTAL)* 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

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DISC TWO THE ACOUSTIC VERSIONS BELIEVE (ACOUSTIC VERSION) SISTER (ACOUSTIC VERSION) HEAVEN HELP (ACOUSTIC VERSION)

1. 2. 3.

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