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 edition adds 20 bonus tracks to the album’s original line-up, including 10 previously unreleased recordings from Kravitz’s personal archive .
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 and 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)
* = Previously unreleased
DISC ONE: 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
DISC TWO: 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*