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© Virgin Records
Year of Release: 2004
Minister Of Rock 'N Roll
I Don't Want To Be A Star
Calling All Angels
Where Are We Runnin'
what Did I Do
With My Life
The Other Side
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Lenny Kravitz is one of those artists where "Best Of/Greatest Hits" compilations is NOT enough to fullfill anyone's
"I have enough of his/her/their material." His seventh album of his career, Baptism is another one of his albums
where every song is superb. "Where Are We Runnin'" was the big hit off this album, and there are some others that
could easily have been hits also. Lenny's birthday is May 26, 1964 (48 years old), and not only is the number 7 a lucky
number (being his seventh album of his career), his Baptism gets the nod of approval for this week's Album Pick of
the Week, chosen the week of his birthday.
If you're looking for the traditional, great rockin' Lenny, you'll find this in songs such as the opening track,
"Minister Of Rock 'N Roll," "Lady," "Flash."
album From Elvis In Memphis. In tracking the remaining songs, there was one I could not locate from a previous
(original) release: "We Call On Him." This song was a bonus track on the reissued of How Great Thou Art.
Other cool and rocking tunes are "I Don't Want To Be A Star," "SistaMamaLover." The latter song has a Prince
feel, likewise "Storm," in which rapper Jay-Z helps out. "California" is another good rock song, having a
late 1980s Rock feel.
The remaining tracks evens out the rock pace, being pleasant tunes/ballads: "Calling All Angels," "Baptism,"
"What Did I Do With My Life," "The Other Side," and "Destiny."
Truly a great album, the flow of rock and pleasant mellow tunes evens out the pace throughout the album. As mentioned
before, Lenny Kravitz's albums are a must to collect, rather than just a Greatest Hits compilation. For anyone who is just
getting introduced to his music could be a good start, but after hearing such a Best Of, most likely you'll be wanting to
hear more. Five of his original albums have been chosen as our Album Picks of the Week [APW] (In order of appearance):
Are You Gonna Go My Way (1993), Let Love Rule (1993), Circus (2001), Lenny (2008), Baptism
(2012). Stock up on Lenny's albums, you won't regret it.
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