- 5 (Lenny Kravitz album)
Infobox Album | Name = 5
May 12, 1998
Recorded = 1997
Genre = Rock
Length = 75:39
Producer = Lenny Kravitz
Reviews = *
AllmusicRating|2.5|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=&sql=10:9sq4g4smtv5z link]
Rolling Stone" Rating|2|5 [http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/lennykravitz/albums/album/283543/review/5941895/5 link]
Last album = "Circus"
This album = "5"
Next album = "Greatest Hits"
"5" is the fifth studio album by
Lenny Kravitz, released in May 1998.
The album contained hits such as "Fly Away," and "I Belong To You", which helped Kravitz to expand his success to Europe. The album won two Grammys.
It was re-issued in 1999, including Lenny Kravitz's latest single from the soundtrack of "", "American Woman," plus a bonus track called "Without You."
"5" reached #28 on the
Billboard 200and #18 on the UK Album Chart. As of March 2008, "5" has sold 3 million units in the U.S, over 6 million units worldwide.
In the production of the album, Lenny worked with digital technology sounds such as synthesizers and tape loops providing the album with better modern sound. The album contained more of his 70's inspired songs, funk and soul, mixed with his rock style.
It was reported that Lenny used some instruments and products, such as:
*Jim Dunlop Products
*La Bella Bass Strings
*E-Mu Systems Products
*DigiDesign Pro Tools
"5", more than being named due to Lenny's fifth release, was for its religious significance and the meaning of a new beginning, after facing, for example, his mother's death, whom he dedicated the featured song, "Thinking Of You". [http://www.rockonthenet.com/artists-k/lennykravitz_main.htm]
*"If You Can't Say No" #48 UK
*"I Belong To You" # 71 US #75 UK
*"Thinking Of You"
*"Fly Away" #1 UK #12 US
All tracks written by Lenny Kravitz, except where noted.
#"Live" (Kravitz, Ross) – 5:12
#"Supersoulfighter" – 4:58
#"I Belong to You" – 4:17
Black Velveteen" – 4:48
If You Can't Say No" – 5:17
#"Thinking of You" (Kravitz, Trenier) – 6:24
#"Take Time" – 4:31
#"Fly Away" – 3:41
#"It's Your Life" – 5:02
#"Straight Cold Player" – 4:19
#"Little Girl's Eyes" – 7:44
#"You're My Flavor" – 3:48
#"Can We Find a Reason" – 6:24
#"American Woman" (Bachman, Cummings, Kale, Peterson) – 4:21 [New Edition Bonus Track]
#"Without You" – 4:47 [New Edition Bonus Track]
Lenny Kravitz - vocals, acoustic & ecectric guitars, piano, Fender Rhodes piano, Clavinet, Mellotron, Hammond B-3 organ, synthesizers, Mini-Moog synthesizer, Moog bass, bass, drums, percussion, congas, hand claps, drum programmingCraig Ross - guitar, slide guitar, Mini-Moog synthesizerTerry Manning - toy pianoSusan MarshallJack Daley - bassMichael Hunter - trumpetHarold Todd - saxophoneGeorge Laks - Clavinet, Mini-Moog synthesizerAlix Alvarez - Moog synthesizer
*The tracklist was printed in the left side of the back CD inlay, so it is shown in the front part of the case.
Terry Manningexcept "American Woman".
*Recorded by Tom(T-Bone)Edmonds.
*Mixed by Terry Manning and Lenny Kravitz.
*Pro Tools Engineer: Matthew Knobel.
*Programming by Lenny Kravitz, Terry Manning, Mark Browne, Matthew Knobel and Eric Rehl.
*Horn arrangements by Lenny Kravitz, Michael Hunter and Harold Todd.
*Art Direction and Design by Len Peltier.
*Photography by Mark Seliger
Recorded at Ghetto Lounge Studios and
Compass Point Studios.
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