Lenny Kravitz - Let Love Rule
Virgin Records US
Limited double 180gm vinyl LP pressing. Lenny Kravitz' 1989 debut album, Let Love Rule kicks off it's 30th anniversary in style appearing on 180gm black vinyl for the first time. Let Love Rule established the template for Kravitz's exploratory nature as an artist, as evidenced by the elegiac buildup of the title track and the poignant social commentary of "Mr. Cab Driver," a song as relevant today as it was when it was released 30 years ago. Then-wife Lisa Bonet wrote the lyrics to "Fear" and co-wrote the lyrics on the song, "Rosemary", other than that the album is virtually a one-man Kravitz show: he wrote and produced all the songs and played nearly all the instruments. Let Love Rule reached #61 on the Billboard 200, while it peaked at #56 on the UK Albums Chart. The album is also featured in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.