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Come On and Love Him: Iconic Lenny Kravitz LP to Be Expanded

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Lenny Kravitz Are You Gonna Go My Way 20Lenny Kravitz’s third album, Are You Gonna Go My Way – which spawned a monster hit in the Hendrix-ian/Prince-like title track – is getting the double-disc reissue treatment for its 20th anniversary in September.

Are You Gonna Go My Way established Kravitz as a successful R&B-rocker around the world; the title track was not only a No. 1 Mainstream Rock hit in the States, but a Top 5 U.K. hit. Follow-up singles “Believe” and “Heaven Help” were also successful.

The deluxe edition of Are You Gonna Go My Way features a wealth of rare and unreleased material, including 10 non-LP B-sides (including acoustic tracks and the tune “Spinning Around Over You,” released on the soundtrack to Reality Bites in 1994) and a host of unreleased demo material. In addition to six rough tracks from the album sessions, the bonus disc in this set includes three demo tracks recorded by Kravitz for the English language debut album by French model/Kravitz paramour Vanessa Paradis, originally released in 1992. Of these tunes, one, “I May Not Be a Star,” has never been heard in any format.

This remastered and expanded set streets on September 24 on Virgin/UMe. Hit the jump for the full track list and Amazon pre-order links.

Are You Gonna Go My Way: 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (Virgin/UMe B0018974-02, 2013)

Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.

Disc 1: Original LP (released as Virgin 07777 86984 2 5, 1993) and B-sides

  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
  12. Spinning Around Over You (B-side to “Heaven Help” – Virgin 72438 38412 2 6, 1994)
  13. Ascension (12″ B-side to “Heaven Help” – Virgin VUST 73 (U.K.), 1993)
  14. All My Life (B-side to “Are You Gonna Go My Way” – Virgin 72438 91064 2 8, 1993)
  15. Brother (12″ B-side to “Heaven Help” – Virgin VUST 73 (U.K.), 1993)
  16. Someone Like You (B-side to “Are You Gonna Go My Way” – Virgin 72438 91064 2 8, 1993)
  17. For the First Time (B-side to “Believe” – Virgin 72438 92053 2 9, 1993)
  18. B-Side Blues (B-side to “Heaven Help” – Virgin 72438 38412 2 6, 1994)

Disc 2: Demos and Outtakes (previously unreleased except where noted)

  1. Believe (Acoustic) (B-side to “Believe” – Virgin VUSCD 72 (U.K.), 1993)
  2. SIster (Acoustic) (B-side to “Believe” – Virgin 72438 92053 2 9, 1993)
  3. Heaven Help (Acoustic) (B-side to “Heaven Help” – Virgin VUSCF 73 (U.K.), 1993)
  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
  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

Written by Mike Duquette

August 20, 2013 at 11:54

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  1. Three of the B-sides also appeared on the Target Exclusive “Another Life” from 2004:


    August 20, 2013 at 14:38

  2. I am very curious of the three demo tracks for Vanessa Paradis’s album. That album is one of my favorites from the ’90s.


    August 21, 2013 at 00:56

  3. Let’s hope they don’t squash the levels this time again. Very sad when “Mama Said” lost its dynamic range on the double-disc reissue. (Not my review below, but the waveform comparisons are instructive and disheartening.)

    Ethan Prater (@ethanprater)

    August 21, 2013 at 02:20

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