"Looking Back On Love", the brilliant documentary on the making of Lenny Kravitz's "Black & White America" album has officially been released on I-Tunes. The director Mathieu Bitton couldn't be happier.
"I am elated about the fact that the film is finally out. It's been a struggle to get it released but now I feel is the perfect time to - as the title suggests - look back on this amazingly rich experience."
"This film to me, is about the colors and characters of life, through a musical experience. It's a record of talent and travel. A fantasy for many that was a laborious work of love and passion for us. And the response I am getting has really made it worth the wait."
"I'm happy people are finally seeing the level of Lenny's talents and the multi-instrumentalist and funny and wise man he is."
So far, the doc has reached #5 on I-Tunes sales as Bitton is hoping for a DVD release later this year, possibly a Director's Cut version.
Bitton is staying quite busy as he is working on the 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of "Are You Gonna Go My Way" and is working of his first retrospective show and catalog with Bui Gallery at a John Lautner mansion in LA Feb. 18th.
Along with that, Mathieu's official web sites mathieubitton.fr and mathieubitton.com will launch Feb. 15th. He also designed the just released Teena Marie "Beautiful" album and the Marvin Gaye "Trouble Man" 40th Anniversary expanded deluxe edition.
If that isn't enough, he is planning to bring the film to festivals in china, India, Europe and around the US and has a feature story he shot of Raphael Saadiq in the next issue of Rolling Stone Russia. He shot videos and stills for campaigns with Lenny such as Eleven Paris and the NFL.
Upcoming projects include James Brown 50th Anniversary Best of Live at the Apollo and a new Jane's Addiction record. Mathieu is an artist on the rise.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Looking Back On Success
"Looking Back On Love" is a new Lenny Kravitz documentary focusing on his recording of "Black & White America" and 2 years of his life.
The film, directed by grammy nominated Mathieu Bitton, follows Lenny Kravitz to the Bahamas, New Orleans, and Paris. It gives you an all access look into Lenny with studio sessions, family, and intimate moments. The attention to detail is vast. It is like getting every nook and cranny of your favorite muffin and savoring it with your favorite drink. It really makes me wish more artists would do behind the scenes footage like this.
The movie was premiered at the Grammy Museum and we were able to talk to Lenny and the film maker about "Looking Back On Love" and more.
Lenny participated in a Q and A, and I made sure to ask a few questions during that time.
For full article and interview, CLICK HERE!
I just came from "Watch The Throne" and decided to make this video. I talk about Kanye, Jay Z, and Lenny Kravitz.
The day before "Watch The Throne" I saw the Lenny Kravitz documentary "Looking Back On Love" directed by Mathieu Bitton. Very awesome.
So Kanye West and Jay Z performed "N****'s From Paris 10 times in a row. There will be video of that shortly.
For now, enjoy my way too long bearded self talking.-DocFB
Diagnosis: What's with the hand gestures?
This arrived in our mail box over night and we wanted to share this information of the Deluxe Edition of "Black & White America" by Lenny Kravitz which you will be able to pre-order tomorrow June 22nd.
The deluxe edition includes:
• 46-page hardcover book of photos from the 2-year making of the album
• Double-gatefold LP Set with exclusive artwork
• DVD of "Looking Back On Love: Making Black And White America" documentary film by Mathieu Bitton + 5 in-studio bonus videos
• 'Black and White America' album
• All content housed in a special slipcase
DR FUNKENBERRY EXCLUSIVE: We hear the gatefold LP includes a 200-childhood-family-photo collage from LK's personal photo albums!!!!
OK, that sounds hot! The set is designed by Mathieu Bitton, who was nominated for a Grammy for his previous work on a special edition Jane's Addiction box set.
Cannot wait for the set. Remember, you can pre-order it tomorrow and we will be sure to have more info on that and some Lenny exclusives for you as well shortly.-Dr.FB
Diagnosis: Going His Way For Sure!