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Born To Die - The Paradise Edition [Explicit] [+digital booklet]

Born To Die - The Paradise Edition [Explicit] [+digital booklet]

9 Feb 2014

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 9 Nov 2012
  • Release Date: 9 Nov 2012
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Polydor Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 2012 Lana Del Rey, under exclusive licence to Polydor Ltd. (UK). Under exclusive licence to Interscope Records in the USA
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  • Total Length: 1:33:43
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B00A1GRQFA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (247 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,529 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful By tori p on 13 Nov 2012
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Oh how I love LDR, These extra songs are just as wonderfully thematic and atmospheric as her previous offerings. I love the way that she displays, through her vocals, a beautifully complex duel personality. Person one has the deep and dark drawl, showing us a woman who is deeply cynical, tired and numbed by previous dissappoints in life. Person two has the higher,sweeter tones. She is childlike,open and wide eyed, wanting desperately to be loved and taken care of. I may be getting a bit carried away, but I really, really love the whole album! Other Lana fans will understand.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Roxie on 15 Mar 2013
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"Why would you listen to her, it's just more whiny drivel, why won't you listen to this song about bitches and ho's, WHY WON'T YOU JUST BE LIKE US." And you know what, I am so happy to have her music in my life. A song for every mood. A lyric for every moment. She might not be to everybody's tastes but I personally love her. Not to mention the pure catchyness of quite a few of her songs, lolita for example. Sugary sweet but still kinda wrong. What's not to like??
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Eugene Onegin TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 13 Feb 2014
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Imagine walking around MOMA looking an Andy Warhol exhibition whilst listening to Connie Francis and watching Mulholland Drive on your tablet in between a few pages of Lolita. If this idea rocks your boat, then don't hesitate-you will love this. If you need a little more persuading, then be in no doubt that Del Rey has an interesting if not especially beautiful voice, a pen which can paint striking images and a mind which produces a telling line. However, far more important than any of this is this woman like all of the greats of pop can spin a melody-Ride, Video Games, Summertime Sadness and American are all minor classics of the genre and justify this purchase on their own. Not all of the tracks are as good, but it is obvious that Del Rey has surrounded herself with a production team that can make the very best of her material and provide the musical tools to bring to life her world of B Movies. teenage Lolitas, road trips, sex, love and desire painted in the brash language of a comic strip. It sounds tacky but as I said the melodic gift makes it special. She stumbles only when she starts to rap when she commits the cardinal sin of sounding just like anybody else.On average I buy 2 pop records a year. This was one of them. Enough said.
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46 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Lyn on 14 Nov 2012
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‘The Paradise Edition’ opens with the sultry and seductive ‘Ride’. Nostalgic lyrics and haunting vocals, teamed up with a rich melancholic piano melody. Listening to this song, I’m transported to a wide stretch of the American desert, where I’m free to bask in my own self-indulgent misery, if only for a moment. This is of course, until that heart-wrenching chorus kicks in, and I’m imaging myself there, on that rope, swinging in midair, just as we see in the video for the song. This song appeals to me in ways I cannot possibly explain, and because of that… I just ride. What I find most interesting about this song is Lana’s ability to highlight what it means to feel rejected, to be someone who is just drifting through life, maybe even feeling a little crazy at times.. and then to just let it go, accept it even. That is what the chorus delivers – an overwhelming sense of freedom and comfort.

After the emotional highs and lows of ‘Ride’, I find myself drifting away into a somewhat angelic, dreamy state, as I catch myself humming along to Lana’s smoky vocals on ‘American’, the second song from ‘The Paradise Edition’. It has all the key elements of a classic, sophisticated ballad, but with that key atmospheric twist that Lana brings to her music. As I listen to this song, I’m reminded of how I felt when I first heard ‘The Lucky Ones’ from the ‘Born to Die’ record. There is a certain similarity between them, in that, they both step away from the darker side of Lana. While I honestly prefer Lana’s darker, more mysterious and melancholic tracks, I have to admit that this song definitely finds its way into my top five.

Keep in mind though, that… if you thought that the tracks from ‘Born to Die’ highlighted the dark side of Lana, ‘Gods and Monsters’ will offer you her darkest side yet.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Scarlet Jupiter TOP 500 REVIEWER on 12 Nov 2012
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Oh Lana, you are such an insatiable bitch, aren't you... Back in January, you graced us with "Born to die", and grabbed us by the balls, literally. What a fantastic killer of an album that was, we could not but totally fall in love with it. Inevitably, we could not but fall in love with you, too. "Born to die-Paradise EP" followed a few months later on and, boy, how heavenly sublime those 8 new songs were, your greatness shone through yet again, and we fell for you even deeper. "Born to die-The Paradise edition" is now also available and, thus, all us faithful Lana-tics feel compelled to get it. Addictions are impossible to cure, you know this so well. We are helplessly, hopelessly in love with you, there is no denying it. We have sinned, but it is all your fault. If you only knew how much we worship you and your records. If "Born to die-Paradise lost" edition follows next, noone will complain, we will buy that as well. Just make sure it will not be long till then. Yours, SJ.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By DSP on 15 Sep 2013
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I'd never heard of Lana Del Rey until a couple of weeks ago. I picked up a copy of The Q Sessions by Dutch symphonic metal band Within Temptation (a selection of covers they did to celebrate their 15th anniversary), and one of the standout tracks was 'Summertime Sadness' by someone called Lana Del Rey.
I checked a couple of videos online, liked what I heard and bought the Paradise version of Born To Die.

Without doubt one of the best albums I've bought in years.

Many albums have standout tracks, growers and filler. This had a couple of standouts (Born To Die, Summertime Sadness and Ride), but everything else was a grower. Having listened to it countless times since I picked it up, it is truly deserving of the label 'All killer, no filler.'

I cannot remember the last time I bought an album that I a) wanted to keep listening to for so long without getting bored, and b) got better with each listen.

The music is a lush, epic wonder, and Del Rey's vocals glide over the top in a languid, effortless style. It combines thoughts of driving through late night Americana with the top down with the sort of small-town unease you get from from something like David Lynch's 'Blue Velvet'. Del Rey has described herself as a 'gansta Nancy Sinatra', and that's pretty much on the money.

In some ways I hope she never releases another album, because I don't believe she could possibly better this.
On the other hand, I hope she does, on the off chance that she can!

This may not be to everybody's taste, but if you've ever put an album on after dark and sat there listening with the lights off, then treat yourself to this.

You won't regret it.
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