Lenny Kravitz's 'Mama Said' Remastered And Expanded For Deluxe Edition To Be Released June 5 By Virgin/EMI
2CD & Digital Album Adds 21 Bonus Tracks to Original 1991 Album, Including 15 Previously Unreleased Recordings from Kravitz's Personal Archive
Lenny Kravitz's 1991 album, Mama Said, has been digitally remastered and expanded for a special Deluxe Edition to be released on June 5th (June 4th outside of North America) by Virgin/EMI. The 2CD and digital album adds 21 bonus tracks to the album's original line-up, including 15 previously unreleased recordings from Kravitz's personal archive (please see track listing below).
By 1991, a good part of the world was already under the spell of Lenny Kravitz's psychedelic brand of rock by way of his 1989 debut Let Love Rule. Now Kravitz was back with a groundbreaking album, Mama Said, a collection that took the listener on a musical journey filled with brutally honest recounts of love, failures, hope, spirituality and acceptance. It notably featured a resounding 7 singles, including several definitive Kravitz classics such as "Always On The Run" and "It Ain't Over Til It's Over."
Among the Deluxe Edition's previously unreleased recordings are several unfinished songs from the Mama Said album sessions, as well as home demos from late in the Let Love Rule era, which would later be finished for inclusion on Mama Said. Others, including "Riding On The Wings Of My Lord" and "Framed, Lying, Crying," would not be released in any form - until now. Also included is the previously unreleased "It Ain't Over Til It's Over" remix 12" (sides A and B) and an unissued five-song live EP recorded in Rotterdam during the Mama Said tour. Official live and studio B-sides are also included, completing the commemorative reissue of this epic classic album.
Lenny Kravitz: Mama Said (Deluxe Edition) [2CD, Digital]
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. In addition to the Mama Said – Deluxe Edition, Lenny Kravitz recently released his ninth studio album Black and White America, a rock and funk-infused collection. He is currently out on a world tour, which will take him to stadiums and arenas across Europe and Russia this summer.