It's not all that hard to forge a fusion of hard rock, funk, and pop, but adding enough personality to make that fusion hold together and soar is another matter entirely. For the past decade, Lenny Kravitz has made a mission out of that sort of boundary blurring, and the results, as chronicled on this 15-song best of, are as fascinating as they are fun. Boasting an even mix of his in-your-face attitude -- as evidenced on "Rock 'n' Roll Is Dead" and his hit cover of the Guess Who's "American Woman" -- and his velvety smooth croon -- best conveyed by the steamy "It Ain't Over 'til It's Over" -- this collection shows Kravitz to be both aware of his roots and able to transcend them. The career-spanning disc offers ample time to appreciate both Kravitz's depth as a songwriter, evident on the never-before-released "Again," and the musical virtuosity displayed by his handling of virtually every instrument heard in these grooves. He's still a work in progress, but Lenny Kravitz has earned the right to look back at his impressive accomplishments -- and that's a view any fan of no-holds-barred classic rock will appreciate as well.
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Performance CreditsLenny Kravitz Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Drums,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Lamar Alsop Viola
Abe Appleman Strings
Julien Barber Viola
Elena Barere Strings
Barry Finclair Strings
Jean Ingraham Strings
Regis Landiorio Strings
Richard Locker Cello
Eugene J. Moye Cello
Paul Peabody Strings
Sue Pray Viola
Mark Orrin Shuman Viola
Richard Sortomme Strings
Dale Stuckenbruck Strings
Joel Pitchon Strings
Richard Sarpola Bass
Fred CZotkin Viola
Technical CreditsLenny Kravitz Producer
Kevin Halpin Engineer
Henry Hirsch Engineer
Steve Rinkoff Drum Technician
Kenny Asher String Conductor
Len Peltier Art Direction
Eika Aoshima Inlay Photography
Jean Baptiste Mondino Inlay Photography
Ruven Afanador Inlay Photography
Mark Seliger Cover Photo,Inlay Photography
Melanie Nissen Inlay Photography
Matt Knobel Engineer
James Calderarro Inlay Photography
Per Gustafsson Inlay Photography
Elena Charlap String Contractor
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Greatest Hits based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
I am about as ''Old School Rock'' as anyone can get. From Aerosmith to Zepplin, from 80's Hair Rock to 60's Freedom Rock and all the Classic Rock in between. I can hang with the best Rock Trivia writers and I have found Lenny to be one to know his stuff. His marvelous music, voice and lyrics are a glimmer of hope to my generation that our music doesn't die. Keep up the great work Kenny! Long Live Rock!!
This is one cd i can listen to over and over anywhere...at home... in the car...at work...It's like listening to all of his 5 cds in one. surely to some, the greatest hits cd came out too early (since he only has 5 cds under his belt and a few commercially known songs), but i think it's a great recap of all his work within the past decade (and a lil more).
i think that this is one of the best cds that ever came out, ''i belong to you '' is one of nicest and sweetest songs that i have ever heard... what i'm trying to say is that this cd is my favorite so far!!!!!!!
Listen to Believe and the song will not be out of your head it is just amazing. Lenny knows how to play the Guitar all right THIS ALBUM IS A MUST HAVE FOR ALL FANS OF LENNY BUY NOW !!!!!!!
This CD was given to me after I commented I loved ''Fly Away'' to a friend. I was afraid that would be the only song I liked. I was wrong, I enjoy the whole CD!
I love this CD. I was never a big fan of Lenny's, but after seeing him at Irving Plaza this fall, I came away duly impressed, and with a newfound respect for his versatility as a performer. This CD is a nice mix of piano infused love songs, gritty "New Yawk" inspired funk (Mr. Cabdriver), and good old classics like "Let Love Rule." A great compilation for die hard Lenny Kravitz fans and Newbies alike. One caveat, though - if you are planning on listening to this with your kids, this may not be suitable for the under 10 crowd due to mature language. Otherwise, it's pure Rock N Soul!
I love all of Lenny Kravitz' songs and this compilation of his greatest hits is terrific. I especially love his new hit, ''Again''. His style is second to none.
This CD is great, nothing compares to him! I personnally think this CD is one of his best works yet! I recommend it to any Lenny fan!!
I'm not a big fan of his politics but his musical talent is undeniable.
i feel as though lenny has that flair and style like jimi hendrix . lenny has a way of getting his music out there and they wanted him to be a r&b artist but i'm glad lenny stuck to his own style greatest hits is a very good album it's the kind you can sit and listen to over and over.