Born to Die Paradise Edition Box Set
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Born To Die - The Paradise Edition [Explicit]
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|Audio CD, Box set, Limited Edition, December 4, 2012||
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The Born To Die Paradise Edition Box Set exclusively contains:
2 CD digipack including 'Born To Die' and new 'Paradise' tracks,
Remix CD including remixes of all the singles,
DVD containing all the videos,
4 Card Prints, and a
7 inch Picture Disc of 'Blue Velvet' with an exclusive remix by Penguin Prison
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Top Customer Reviews
It's hard to describe Lana Del Rey's music - in many ways, it's a marriage of early 50s rock and roll, jazz, old time standards (a la Nat King Cole), and modern R&B/electronica. The "Born to Die" album, in particular, manages to merge these sounds into something both contemporary and nostalgic, with a decidedly refreshing modern edge. Towards the more jazz end of the spectrum are title track 'Born to Die', 'Video Games', 'Carmen', and 'Million Dollar Man'; 'Radio' and 'Lucky Ones' are nearly '60s in their atmosphere (though not their lyrics). 'Off to the Races', 'Diet Mountain Dew', 'Dark Paradise', 'Lolita'. and 'Summertime Sadness' are darker and more modern, while 'National Anthem' is both nostalgic and a true song of the new millennium (and perhaps the best track on the record).
The "Paradise" EP (included in this edition) has a distinctly different sound. The electronica vibe is nearly gone here; in its place is a more sweeping orchestra, though the soulful lyrics remain. 'Blue Velvet', the only cover on this double album (a re-working of the 1954 Clovers hit) is perhaps the best example of this sound; while it is soft, there is a mournfulness on here that fits in nicely with the other album. Perhaps the only one that really sticks out on the EP is 'Body Electric', which would have been in place on "Born to Die".
Lyrically, Lana Del Rey is very dark, with frequent references to suicide. And though there isn't a warning on the album picture here, both "Born to Die" and "Paradise" are, in the US at least, with a Parental Advisory for definite explicit content (including liberal use of the F-word). If you're an adult, there's nothing here any worse that you've probably heard before, but this is definitely not a record for young ears.
If Nancy Sinatra had an electronic vibe and sang modern, edgy songs, this would be the record she would release. It's soulful, with a brilliant voice and catchy, yet interesting tunes. In a world full of one-hit wonders, it's nice to come across an artist who is capable of writing a 15-track album that is both cohesive and unique, and doesn't compromise on her sound. I'm definitely looking forward to more from Lana Del Rey!
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