Label: Virgin - 50999 6443202 1 • Format: 2x, CD Album, Remastered • Country: Argentina • Genre: Rock • Style: Soft Rock
Moving forward a couple years from the psychedelic fixations of his debut, Mama Said finds Lenny Kravitz in the early '70s, trying to graft Curtis Mayfield and Jimi Hendrix influences to his Prince and Lennon obsessions. This time around, he synthesizes his influences better; it's essentially a seamless record, with all of its classic rock homages so carefully produced that it sounds as if it could have been released in Kravitz 's songcraft has gotten better as well, with the swirling Philly soul of "It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over" and the rampaging Sly Stone -meets- Hendrix "Always on the Run" standing out as instantly addictive singles.
Still, some of the joy that informed Let Love Rule has worn off, largely because Mama Said is more polished and studied than its predecessor.
That, however, doesn't prevent the album from being another thoroughly enjoyable guilty pleasure -- its sweet soul and fuzzy hard rock are slyly seductive. Ironically for such an inviting record, Mama Said is Kravitz 's divorce album, yet it never quite conveys any true pain or emotion, since he puts sound over substance. Essentially, the lyrics are afterthoughts, but with a record as immaculately produced and sonically pleasurable as Mama Saidit doesn't really matter that it's talking loud and saying nothing, because it sounds good while it's talking.
All the B-sides -- some non-LP songs, many instrumental or remixes of the A-sides -- are here, along with home demos including one for the discarded song "Riding on the Wings of My Lord" and live tracks recorded in Rotterdam and Japan.
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Release Info Studio Recording. Track Listing - Disc 1. Fields of Joy. Lenny Kravitz. Always on the Run. Stand by My Woman. More Than Anything in This World. What Goes Around Comes Around. The Difference Is Why. Stop Draggin' Around. Fields of Joy Reprise. All I Ever Wanted. When the Morning Turns to Night.
What The Are We Saying? Light Skin Girl from London. I'll Be Around. Track Listing Stand By My Woman - Lenny Kravitz - Mama Said (21st Anniversary Deluxe Edition) Disc 2. Riding on the Wings of My Lord. Framed, Lying, Crying [Instrumental Segue]. Stop Draggin' Around Lenny Kravitz. Butterfly Lenny Kravitz.
Hey Little School Girl - The Marquees - Hey Little School Girl / Wyatt Earp Be Around Lenny Kravitz.
Twelve Roses High - Birchville Cat Motel - Birchville Cat Motel, Out Of Touch (Hardfaze Remix) - Uniting Nations - Out Of Touch, Of the Glorious Body Telling - Hope Lutheran Choir - Hope Lutheran Choir, White Christmas - The Syd Lawrence Orchestra* - White Christmas, Edge Of The Century - Styx & REO Speedwagon - Arch Allies (DVD)