It Is Time for a Love Revolution

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It Is Time for a Love Revolution
Studio album by Lenny Kravitz
Released February 5, 2008
Recorded 2006-2007
Genre Alternative rock, funk rock, hard rock, psychedelic soul
Length 62:09
Label Virgin
Producer Lenny Kravitz
Lenny Kravitz chronology
Baptism
(2004)
It Is Time for a Love Revolution
(2008)
Black and White America
(2011)
Singles from It Is Time for a Love Revolution
  1. "I'll Be Waiting"
    Released: November 6, 2007
  2. "Love Love Love"
    Released: February 17, 2008
  3. "Dancin' Til Dawn"
    Released: November 25, 2008
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (57/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club (C-)[3]
Billboard (positive)[4]
Entertainment Weekly (B)[5]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[6]
Lost at Sea (7.6/10)[7]
Now 4/5 stars[8]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[9]
Yahoo! Music UK 5/10 stars[10]

It Is Time for a Love Revolution is the eighth studio album by American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and arranger Lenny Kravitz, released on February 5, 2008.[11]

It includes 14 original tracks, written, composed, arranged, performed and produced by Kravitz. The album received Kravitz's best reviews in years, with Rolling Stone awarding it three stars out of a possible five and suggesting that "As a blast back to the past, this is the best album Lenny Kravitz has ever made."[9]

Kravitz has planned to tour with the album's material for two years after the release, starting with a performance of two new songs on Times Square New Year's Eve show, hosted by Carson Daly.

It debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200, selling about 73,000 copies in its first week[12] and becoming Kravitz's first US Top 5 album since 2000's Greatest Hits. As of January 2012, the album has sold approximately 1.5 million copies worldwide.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Lenny Kravitz in the tracks 2, 8, 11, 12, 13 and 14. The tracks 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9 and 10 in collaboration with Craig Ross, and the track 3 in collaboration with Tony LeMans.

No. Title Music Length
1. "Love Revolution"   Kravitz 3:14
2. "Bring It On"   Kravitz 3:35
3. "Good Morning"   Kravitz 4:17
4. "Love Love Love"   Kravitz 3:21
5. "If You Want It"   Kravitz 5:08
6. "I'll Be Waiting"   Kravitz 4:19
7. "Will You Marry Me"   Kravitz 3:43
8. "I Love the Rain"   Kravitz 4:43
9. "A Long and Sad Goodbye"   Kravitz 5:58
10. "Dancin' Til Dawn"   Kravitz 5:09
11. "This Moment Is All There Is"   Kravitz 5:07
12. "A New Door"   Kravitz 4:38
13. "Back in Vietnam"   Kravitz 3:45
14. "I Want to Go Home"   Kravitz 5:04
Total length:
59:61

Deluxe edition bonus DVD[edit]

  1. "It Is Time for a Love Revolution Intro" (Interview)
  2. "Let Love Rule" (5.1 Surround Video) (originally on Let Love Rule)
  3. "Mr. Cab Driver" (originally on Let Love Rule)
  4. "I'll Be Waiting" (Interview)
  5. "It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over" (originally on Mama Said)
  6. "Are You Gonna Go My Way" (originally on Are You Gonna Go My Way)
  7. "If You Want It" (Interview)
  8. "Rock and Roll Is Dead" (5.1 Surround Video) (originally on Circus)
  9. "A Long and Sad Goodbye" (Interview)
  10. "Fly Away" (originally on 5)
  11. "Lady" (originally on Baptism)
  12. "Love Revolution" (Interview)
  13. "Where Are We Runnin'?" (originally on Baptism)

Personnel[edit]

  • Lenny Kravitz - vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, harmonica, piano, electric piano, harpsichord, Hammond B-3 organ, Wurlitzer organ, Mellotron, keyboards, synthesizer, Moog synthesizer, bass guitar, drums, congas, cowbells, tambourine, hand claps, sound effects
  • Anoushka Shankar - sitar
  • Craig Ross - acoustic guitar, electric guitar, hand claps
  • Liuh-Wen Ting - viola
  • Tony Breit - bass guitar

Commercial appearance[edit]

  • The song "Love Revolution" was featured on the soundtrack of the 2008 comedy film Made of Honor.
  • The song "Bring It On" was played on the 9th episode of the fifth season of the drama series One Tree Hill.[13]
  • The song "I'll Be Waiting" was featured on the 2008 Brazilian soap opera Beleza Pura.[14]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Australian ARIA Chart [15] 47
Austrian Albums Chart [15] 4
Belgian Albums Chart [16] 5
Canadian Albums Chart 5
Danish Albums Chart [15] 17
Dutch Albums Chart [15] 2
Finnish Albums Chart [15] 9
French Albums Chart [15] 5
German Albums Chart [16] 3
Greek Albums Chart[17] 14
Italian Albums Chart [15] 3
Japanese Albums Chart [15] 10
Mexican Albums Chart [15] 43
New Zealand RIANZ Chart [15] 30
Norwegian Albums Chart [15] 28
Polish Albums Chart[18] 2
Portuguese Albums Chart [15] 11
Spanish Promusicae Chart 6
Swedish Albums Chart [15] 17
Swiss Albums Chart [15] 1
UK Albums Chart [16] 42
U.S. Billboard 200 [19] 4

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification
(sales thresholds)
Germany Gold[20]

Year-end charts[edit]

Country Year-end
position (2008)
Germany [21] 44

References[edit]

  1. ^ "It Is Time For A Love Revolution Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved May 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ Thomas, Stephen (2008-02-05). "It Is Time for a Love Revolution - Lenny Kravitz". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  3. ^ "Leny Kravitz: It Is Time For A Love Revolution". The A.V. Club. 
  4. ^ Graff, Gary. "It Is Time for a Love Revolution". Billboard. Archived from the original on February 3, 2008. Retrieved May 6, 2012. 
  5. ^ "It Is Time for a Love Revolution Review". Entertainment Weekly. February 1, 2008. 
  6. ^ Clarke, Betty (February 1, 2008). "CD: Lenny Kravitz, It Is For a Love Revolution". London: The Guardian. 
  7. ^ "Reviews". Lost at Sea. 
  8. ^ "Lenny Kravitz". Now. 
  9. ^ a b Fricke, David (January 25, 2008). "It Is Time For A Love Revolution : Lenny Kravitz : Review". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on January 28, 2008. Retrieved May 6, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Lenny Kravitz It Is Time For A Love Revolution Album Review". Yahoo! Music. Archived from the original on 2011-06-13. 
  11. ^ Matthews, Allie. (October 9, 2007) A Love Revolution is coming your way at the Wayback Machine (archived December 10, 2008) Aced Magazine. Accessed October 27, 2007.
  12. ^ Katie Hasty, "Digital Sales Propel Johnson To Second No. 1", Billboard.com, February 13, 2008.
  13. ^ Default (2008-02-26). "One Tree Hill Music". Oth-music.com. Retrieved 2012-02-25. 
  14. ^ "Cd Beleza Pura". Aofundo.org. Retrieved 2012-02-25. 
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "International performance". Hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2008-03-02. 
  16. ^ a b c "Chart performance". A-charts.us. Retrieved 2008-03-02. 
  17. ^ "Greek Albums Chart". Ifpi.gr. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  18. ^ "OLiS: sales for the period 04.02.2008 - 10.02.2008". OLiS. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  19. ^ "Lenny Kravitz Artist Chart Position at ''Billboard''". Billboard.com. 2008-12-10. Archived from the original on 2008-12-10. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  20. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank ('It Is Time for a Love Revolution')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  21. ^ ":: MTV | Album Jahrescharts 2008 | charts". MTV.de. 2010-01-18. Archived from the original on 2010-01-18. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 

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