Circus (Lenny Kravitz album)


Circus (Lenny Kravitz album)
Circus
Studio album by Lenny Kravitz
Released September 12, 1995
Recorded 1994-1995
Genre Hard rock, funk rock, folk rock, Christian rock
Length 51:04
Label VRA
Producer Lenny Kravitz
Lenny Kravitz chronology
Are You Gonna Go My Way
(1993)
Circus
(1995)
5
(1998)
Singles from Circus
  1. "Rock and Roll Is Dead"
    Released: September 26, 1995
  2. "Circus"
    Released: 1995
  3. "Can't Get You Off My Mind"
    Released: 1996
  4. "The Resurrection"
    Released: 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars

Circus is the fourth studio album by American rock musician Lenny Kravitz, released in 1995 by Virgin Records. It reached #10 on the Billboard 200 and #5 on the UK Album Chart, becoming Kravitz's first top 10 album in the US and second in the UK. As of March 2008, Circus has sold 534,000 units in the U.S.

Contents

Album information

The album deals with different topics, such as rock star lifestyles on "Rock and Roll Is Dead" and religion on "God Is Love" and "The Resurrection". Kravitz is quoted as saying that the making of the album was a very tedious process. He was unhappy with the music business at the time. Also, his mother's illness was weighing on his mind. [1]

Track listing

  1. "Rock and Roll Is Dead" (Kravitz) – 3:23
  2. "Circus" (DeVeaux, Britten) – 4:48
  3. "Beyond the 7th Sky" (Ross, Kravitz) – 4:54
  4. "Tunnel Vision" (Kravitz) – 4:19
  5. "Can't Get You Off My Mind" (Kravitz) – 4:34
  6. "Magdalene" (Kravitz) – 3:48
  7. "God Is Love" (Kravitz, Hirsch) – 4:26
  8. "Thin Ice" (Ross, Kravitz) – 5:33
  9. "Don't Go and Put a Bullet in Your Head" (Kravitz) – 4:22
  10. "In My Life Today" (Ross, Kravitz) – 6:29
  11. "The Resurrection" (Ross, Kravitz) – 4:28
  12. "Another Life" [Japan bonus] - 3:59

Trivia

  • In response to Lenny's song "Rock and Roll Is Dead", Prince (then known as 'The Artist') released "Rock & Roll Is Alive (And It Lives in Minneapolis)" as a B-side to the Gold single.

Personnel

  • Bass by Henry Hirsch for track 3 and Tony Breit for tracks 2
  • Electric Guitar by Craig Ross for tracks 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10.
  • Electric Piano by Henry Hirsch for track 11.
  • Mastered by Greg Calbi at Masterdisk.
  • Mixed by David Domanich, Henry Hirsch and Lenny Kravitz
  • Recorded by Henry Hirsch at Waterfront Studios, NJ; Chateau Des Conde, France and Compass Point Studios, Bahamas.
  • Art Direction by Len Peltier.
  • Artwork Design by Len Peltier and Steve Gerdes.
  • Photography by Ruven Afanador.

References


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