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Label: Roxie Records, Inc.

Genre: Rock

Subgenre: Modern Rock

Artist: Lenny Kravitz

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  • 1Sex03:53
  • 2The Chamber04:57
  • 3Dirty White Boots03:57
  • 4New York City06:22
  • 5The Pleasure and the Pain05:08
  • 6Strut03:09
  • 7Frankenstein04:34
  • 8She's a Beast04:42
  • 9I'm a Believer03:16
  • 10Happy Birthday04:56
  • 11I Never Want to Let You Down04:37
  • 12Ooo Baby Baby03:40
  • Total Runtime53:11

Info for Strut

A real rock & roll album that hits rhythmically and revolves around the theme of longing, from its most physical to its most idealised form. Among the 12 songs are tracks like New York City, I Never Want to Let You Down and She's a Beast . They wear their hearts on their sleeves and that's exactly what Kravitz wanted to achieve. After countless hits and almost forty million albums sold, it's the perfect time to get back to the heart of the matter.

This album brought me back to the things I love so much about music, says Kravitz, back to the feelings I felt when I was in high school. It's a real rock & roll record, it's raw, it's got soul and it was made in a very short period of time.

"The very title of Strut makes Lenny Kravitz's intentions for his tenth album plain: he wants to swagger, he wants to get off on his moves. To underscore the whole carnality of it, Kravitz calls the album's opening track "Sex," just the first song in a parade of pleasure, pain, and dirty white boots. Any of the attempted sociopolitical overtures of 2011's Black and White America have been abandoned, jettisoned along with the stylistic excesses that pumped that album to double-LP length. Strut doesn't bother with any of that nonsense. Like so many records from the golden age of the LP, it's just 12 songs and if it weighs in at a slightly hefty 53 minutes, it's because Lenny has a hard time stopping a good groove and Strut consists almost entirely of grooves. He'll slip into a sultry slow jam -- "The Pleasure and the Pain," "I Never Want to Let You Down," and a cover of Smokey Robinson's "Ooo Baby Baby" that's fine but unneeded -- and he'll tip his hat to Bill Withers on "Frankenstein," but he devotes most of the album to disco and glam, dedicating individual tracks to each style ("The Chamber" is pure glitter-ball rock & roll, "I'm a Believer is all foot stomps and handclaps) but usually finding the point at the Venn diagram where it's all big beats, heavy hooks, and dirty sex. Kravitz deploys all his considerable sonic skills on songs that are purposefully trashy and unapologetically fun and the result is pure pleasure." (Stephen Thomas Erlewine)

Lenny Kravitz, lead and background vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, Mellotron, bass, drums, chimes, hand claps, Arp string ensemble, wine glasses, mini-moog
Craig Ross, acoustic and electric guitars, handclaps
James "D. Train" Williams, background vocals
Cindy Mizelle, background vocals
Tawatha Agee, background vocals
Dave Baron, synthesizer programming
Harold Todd, saxophone
Ludovic Louis, trumpet
Darret Adkins, cello
David Bowlin, violin
Kenji Bunch, viola

Lenny Kravitz
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 rich influences of '60s and '70s soul, rock and funk.

Kravitz’s talents as a writer, producer and multi-instrumentalist have resonated through nine studio albums into a timeless catalog. He has won four consecutive GRAMMY Awards, setting a record for the most wins in the “Best Male Rock Vocal Performance” category. Lenny Kravitz’s appeal has also been recognized by his peers; his collaborative efforts are as varied as his own influences, having worked with Madonna, Slash, Aerosmith, Jay-Z, N.E.R.D., Mick Jagger, P. Diddy and Alicia Keys.

Having sold over 38 million albums worldwide, Lenny Kravitz’s musical success has afforded him many opportunities to fulfill his creative vision beyond the recording industry. The artist appeared in a supporting role in the critically-acclaimed film Precious, and the box office smash film The Hunger Games, as Cinna. He will reprise this role in the second film which is set for release this fall. Lenny can currently be seen in Lee Daniels’ The Butler (The Weinstein Company) alongside Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey and Cuba Gooding Jr.

Kravitz launched a creative firm, Kravitz Design Inc., which provides commercial and residential design services as well as specializes in product development and branding. Kravitz Design touts a portfolio of noteworthy ventures, with a range that includes chandeliers for Swarovski Crystal Palace Collection, suites at the SLS Hotel Miami Beach and a two story penthouse recording studio at the Setai Hotel and Residences. Most recently Kravitz Design Inc. has undertaken the creative vision for the downtown Miami 47-story bay front condominium project, Paramount Bay as well as a collection of ceramic tiles for Lea Ceramiche called Goccia and the reinterpertaion of the Mademoiselle chair for Kartell.

In 2009, the 20th anniversary deluxe edition of Lenny Kravitz’s debut, Let Love Rule, was issued. The project was followed by the release of his most recent studio album Black and White America.

This album contains no booklet.

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