Lenny Kravitz - Circus [2LP] (180 Gram, Clear/Translucent Blue Vinyl)

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Clear & Translucent Blue 180g Vinyl Double LP!


Though the original vinyl was released on a single LP and the sound quality suffered as a result, Circus is now for the first time being released with better fidelity as a 2LP on clear and translucent blue 180g vinyl! Featuring the singles "Rock & Roll is Dead" and "Can't Get You Off My Mind", this record reached the top 10 in the U.S., top 5 in the U.K., and Gold level sales in many territories ex-US. Includes 3 bonus tracks, including "Another Life", from the album's Japanese release.

"Considering Lenny Kravitz's retro leanings, it's a surprise that only one of his '90s-era albums was released on vinyl in the U.S., and that one of them wasn't put out on wax until just now. The format is befitting his tendency at the time for throwback sounds that evoked the psychedelic pop of the '60s and the funk-rock of the '70s. And hearing them today on LP, they sound perfect for the medium, marked by full, round bass tones and putting his playful mixing ideas into bold relief (the album version of Are You Gonna Go My Way's title track is filled with fun details that got washed out in the single release). There's also the added incentive of bonus tracks tacked on to the end of all the records save Mama Said, fleshing out the story of each point in Kravitz's early career nicely. The quality of each LP varies a bit. There's some noticeable clipping that happens during some of the more aggressive moments on Are You Gonna Go My Way, and the pressing of 5 is noticeably quieter than the rest. At the same time, Kravitz's love of analog recording techniques and vintage instruments have proven to be beneficial when transferring these 20+ year old tunes to wax. The effects of the transfer to a digital medium—a flattening and separating of the sonic elements—have been removed, making for material that sounds so much more alive and electrifying." - Paste Magazine

Features:
• 180g Vinyl
• Clear & Translucent Blue Vinyl
• Double LP
• Gatefold jacket
• Made in Czech Republic
• 3 Bonus Tracks

Selections:
Side A:

1. Rock And Roll Is Dead
2. Circus
3. Beyond The 7th Sky
4. Tunnel Vision
Side B:
1. Can't Get You Off My Mind
2. Magdalene
3. God Is Love
4. Thin Ice
Side C:
1. Don't Go And Put A Bullet In Your Head
2. In My Life Today
3. The Resurrection
Bonus Tracks
Side D:

1. Another Life
2. Confused
3. Is It Me Is It You?

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