Lana Del Rey

Real Name:
Elizabeth Woolridge Grant
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Lana Del Rey is an American singer and songwriter born on June 21st, 1985 in New York, USA. She was raised in Lake Placid, a small village in New York. In 2000, when she was fifteen, she was sent to Kent School in Connecticut to deal with her alcohol abuse. After graduating from high school in 2003, she spent a year living in Long Island. After being taught how to play guitar by her uncle, she began playing at nightclubs under various names such as "Sparkle Jump Rope Queen" and "Lizzy Grant and the Phenomena" with no real ambition to pursue music as a career. In the fall of 2004, she enrolled at Fordham University in New York where she studied metaphysics. In her time being there was when her musical experience began. Between 2005 and 2009, she had several music projects including her works as May Jailer and Lizzy Grant. In 2010, she finally released her first album, A.K.A. Lizzy Grant, under the stage name Lana Del Ray - later changed to Lana Del Rey, with an e. Then in 2011, she released her single, "Video Games", bringing international attention to her music. In 2012, she released the album, Born To Die, which has since gone platinum. Over the years, well over 100 of her songs - mostly demos and songs from the May Jailer/Lizzy Grant eras - have been leaked through a variety of mediums.
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Albums

none Lana Del Rey - Lana Del Ray A.K.A. Lizzy Grant album art Lana Del Ray* Lana Del Ray A.K.A. Lizzy Grant(13xFile, MP3, Album) 5 Points Records none US 2010
B0017667-02 Lana Del Rey - Paradise album art Lana Del Rey Paradise (MiniAlbum) Polydor, Interscope Records B0017667-02 US 2012 Sell This Version
none Lana Del Rey - Born To Die album art Lana Del Rey Born To Die (Album, Single) Polydor, Interscope Records none 2012 Sell This Version
3786541 Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence album art Lana Del Rey Ultraviolence (Album) Polydor, Interscope Records 3786541 South East Asia 2014 Sell This Version
B0023802-01 Lana Del Rey - Honeymoon album art Lana Del Rey Honeymoon (Album) Polydor, Interscope Records B0023802-01 US 2015 Sell This Version
060255758992 Lana Del Rey - Lust For Life album art Lana Del Rey Lust For Life (Album) Interscope Records, Polydor 060255758992 Brazil 2017 Sell This Version
B0030917-04, 00602508110726 Lana Del Rey - Norman Fucking Rockwell! album art Lana Del Rey Norman Fucking Rockwell! (Album) Polydor, Interscope Records B0030917-04, 00602508110726 US 2019 Sell This Version
0742978 Lana Del Rey - Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass album art Lana Del Rey Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass (Album) Polydor, Interscope Records 0742978 Europe 2020 Sell This Version
060243549781 Lana Del Rey - Chemtrails Over The Country Club album art Lana Del Rey Chemtrails Over The Country Club (Album) Polydor 060243549781 Brazil 2021 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

ldr2 Lana Del Rey - Video Games / Blue Jeans album art Lana Del Rey Video Games / Blue Jeans (Single, EP) Vertigo ldr2 UK 2011 Sell This Version
LANA02, 00602527926315 Lana Del Rey - Born To Die album art Lana Del Rey Born To Die (Single, EP) Polydor, Interscope Records LANA02, 00602527926315 UK 2011 Sell This Version
none Lana Del Rey - Off To The Races album art Lana Del Rey Off To The Races (Single) Stranger Records, Interscope Records none UK 2012 Sell This Version
SOULR054 Lana Del Rey - Born To Die / Little Man (Marcus Intalex Remixes) album art Lana Del Rey / Little Dragon Lana Del Rey / Little Dragon - Born To Die / Little Man (Marcus Intalex Remixes) Soul:R SOULR054 UK 2012 Sell This Version
ANTHEM01, 00602537074402 Lana Del Rey - National Anthem album art Lana Del Rey National Anthem (Single) Polydor, Interscope Records ANTHEM01, 00602537074402 UK 2012 Sell This Version
none Lana Del Rey - Blue Jeans album art Lana Del Rey Blue Jeans (Single) Polydor, Interscope Records none US 2011 Sell This Version
26181 Lana Del Rey - Bromance: Lana Del Rey Remixes album art Lana Del Rey Bromance: Lana Del Rey Remixes (EP, Single) Bromance Records 26181 France 2012
none Lana Del Rey - Ride album art Lana Del Rey Ride (Single) Polydor none Netherlands 2012 Sell This Version
00602537189342 Lana Del Rey - Blue Velvet album art Lana Del Rey Blue Velvet (Single) Interscope Records 00602537189342 UK 2012 Sell This Version
none Lana Del Rey - Summertime Sadness album art Lana Del Rey Summertime Sadness (Single, EP) Vertigo none Finland 2012 Sell This Version
none Lana Del Rey - Dayglo Reflection album art Bobby Womack Featuring Lana Del Rey Bobby Womack Featuring Lana Del Rey - Dayglo Reflection(CDr, Single, Promo) XL Recordings none UK 2012 Sell This Version
none Lana Del Rey - Burning Desire album art Lana Del Rey Burning Desire (Single) Interscope Records none UK & US 2013 Sell This Version
none Lana Del Rey - Young And Beautiful album art Lana Del Rey Young And Beautiful (Single) Interscope Records, Polydor none France 2013 Sell This Version
none Lana Del Rey - Dark Paradise album art Lana Del Rey Dark Paradise (Single) Vertigo none Germany 2013 Sell This Version
none Lana Del Rey - Tropico album art Lana Del Rey Tropico(3xFile, AAC, Single, 256 + File, MPEG-4 Video) Polydor, Interscope Records none 2013
none Lana Del Rey - Gods And Monsters album art Lana Del Rey Gods And Monsters (Single) Polydor none UK 2014 Sell This Version

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maxal

maxal

September 13, 2021
Lana Del Rey is a strange singer, the way she presents herself, tapping into archetypal themes, creating a mythos which is fairly consistent – of the over-privileged, decadence, hedonism and passions crushing innocence – all from a beautiful, intelligent and young singer. She seems to represent America at its waning peak, tipsy turvy America. I sometimes think of Lolita, but Lolita does not grab it, as Lana is intelligent, not a play thing, of age and plays with her ‘roles’ – that is the twisted thing about it. Lana, degree in metaphysics, from a wealthy background, her credits involve many other famous singers including Stevie Nicks, Sean Lennon, and other contemporaries popular now. It used to be too easy to dismiss Lana as superficial, another pretty voice, but those people weren’t listening to the lyrics and now she has produced too many good albums. An anti-missionary?

I wish Lana’s videos would all be made available on DVD. They are extraordinary works of art. You could be confused by her sullied (?) message coupled with such a beguiling performance; (I still am a bit). But that tension is at the heart of what is attractive about the music. A discourse on the jaded aspect of humanity, with an acute self-knowledge and a shiny veneer of beauty. The sustained message is to look beyond the beauty.

Here I am going to list some videos as the videos bring Lana’s art together – an art of visual and lyrical beauty.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfZc4APK_ns
For ‘definitive version’ of Ride there is a strong argument to choose the 10:09 mins video version with Lana's personal dialogue (3 and a half minutes at the beginning and 2 mins at the end). The video puts the tune in a wider perspective because of the dialogue written by Lana. Lana as writer. The video is a wonderful mood piece with strange images. Her wearing the feathered headdress is one example. Firstly whether using the headdress was a shallow misappropriation. Then, the symbol of freedom itself (and America), what that means - proud, tragic and sad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bag1gUxuU0g
Born to Die, the song is pure genius. Every proper girl needs a tattooed boy by their side. The song coupled with the video of her journey through desire and the opulent, and perverse, gates of the Vatican. Surely this video makes you wonder about the extravagant wealth of the Catholic “Church”? It’s so beautiful, but what is beauty? Gold bullions? Check the scene at 2:19 where the guy is seen in the shadows doing a gesture at his throat. Which Lana then repeats at 3:00. And Lana’s facial expressions from 3:20 – 3:27, particularly the last second of that section, she is being very direct. Then the ending of the video . . . Beauty and death. Cold beauty, and where does love reside? (In the Vatican? – oh, it’s not funny.)

Freak, video version 10:52:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jq30l5-vBbo&feature=emb_logo

Freak – it segues very strangely into Clair de Lune, she loves her polar juxtapositions. Shocking. The video represents the Jonestown Massacre of 900 suicides lead by Jim Jones. She then uses Father John Misty to represent the cult leader JJ. John Misty himself was brought up repressed in a religious family, only allowed to play what could be deemed religious music (so Dylan and nothing more extreme). It is said John Misty microdoses on LSD to counter depression and anxiety, in this video they are taking such drugs to reach an ecstasy. I can imagine Misty represents many who have been bought up in repressed middle American families. A trump-time America is being attacked by this ‘pop’ star.

National Anthem:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60cvtxwlJr8

Lana’s National Anthem starts with a take on Monroe’s birthday greeting to the president, but it pans out to Lana singing to a black man (in grainy black and white). She then mixes into the video Kennedy’s assassination, updating the assassination by putting a black man in Kennedy’s place. There are idyllic scenes of an interracial family in the perfect right wing setting – the Hampton’s, where Jackie Onassis was raised. And Lana’s bouffant hair is immaculately suitable. Everything in this video is perfectly wrong / impossibly true.

And now we are in Arcadia. A book could be written on the subject of how Lana directs her beauty alone (visuals). All the videos are extraordinary (including the current Arcadia). The videos are key to understanding Lana's art; beautiful, a bit twisted, worth appreciating along with the lyrics and the music . . . and the beauty.
Morghal

Morghal

September 9, 2021
edited 8 days ago
Let's go once again to list all variants of the new album, Blue Banisters :
- White vinyl, regular cover (exclusive to Lana del Rey shop/Amazon)
- Yellow vinyl, alternative cover (exclusive to Lana del Rey shop/Urban Outfitters)
- Red vinyl, alternative cover (indie exclusive)

Let me know if a variant is missing.
maxal

maxal

September 8, 2021
To add . . .

I like the way Lana isn't relying on 'reinventing' herself through costume and characters. (Consider the multi characters of Bowie, Madonna and Gaga).

Lana is always smartly presented, good make up, clothes, no doubt Dollar is involved. Copius lashings of seductive beauty, sex and confidence. However, her latest albums have a relatively stripped back look, almost a no make-up look. This is pure Lana (I 'think' **?!**?), and VERY strong. There's a place for all approaches, but to give credit, it takes a certain strength to leave the character props behind.
maxal

maxal

September 8, 2021
Moving on from Morghal's below comment, looks like we're heading for another vinyl rainbow (October 22, 2021). Red, white, yellow, black. Three different cover artworks. And little cassettes too. I’m hoping there will be a pen.

La La Lana's really churning them out now. An album every six months . . . it's questionable as to whether she is maintaining the peak she staggeringly keeps with all her albums up to and including Lust for Life.

Check out the Arcadia video. "Et in Arcadia ego". Also in Paradise I am.

There are some interesting finger signs at the 4:10 minute and 5:35 minute intervals: praying + peace + middle finger and tongue out- though the praying is left out at the 5:35 point - just about covers every eventuality! Such brazen sassiness, what a charmer.

Of the 5:45 minutes, I most like the last minute after the 4:25 mark, this is where Lana’s Quirk comes to the fore. Quirk is what makes Lana great: on top / behind the polished songs, she does quirk well. You don’t have to dig deep to find it.
Morghal

Morghal

January 14, 2021
edited 9 months ago
About the new album "Chemtrails Over The Country Club", I find 9 different vinyl versions :
- regular cover, black vinyl
- regular cover, grey vinyl (LDR store)
- regular cover, transparent vinyl (LDR store)
- alternative cover, red vinyl (Indie variant : HMV for UK, Target for US, FNAC for France)
- regular cover, yellow vinyl (Indie variant : FNAC, Transmission Records, Badlands, HHV, Music Mania Records, Spindizzy Records...)
- regular cover, beige vinyl (Amazon variant)
- regular cover, green vinyl (Urban Outfitters variant)
- grey blank cover with sticker, picture vinyl (Spotify variant)
- white blank cover with sticker, picture vinyl (Walmart variant, different than the Spotify ?)

If someone find another version or others Indie Stores names, please let me know.
jeff.richards9696

jeff.richards9696

December 19, 2019
CRAZY how expensive her stuff has gotten! VERY happy to have and OWN a majority of her releases!

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