Lenny Kravitz has a new album coming out this week in the best of all formats: vinyl. Lenny has always been known as a student of the musical past, with his music and image harking back to the 60s and 70s. In this video from recordstoreday.com, Lenny himself gets a good look at his new baby. The vinyl release is out this Friday, August 27 only at participating indie record stores. The smell, the packaging, the photos..it’s all good with vinyl! (CD on sale August 29)

Lenny sat down for an interview with Tavis Smiley on his PBS show on August 23. The four-time Grammy-winner discusses his new album, “Black and White America,” and explains why he feels this project is the best work he’s ever done.