Lana Del Rey To Release Earlier CD

Her new CD, “Born To Die,” is officially released on Monday in the U.S., and I keep hearing complaints that it’s not on Spotify. I understand the complaints. I’ve listed to the CD, and it’s good in a Portishead-y, trip-hoppy kind of way: it’s eerie mood music, though I must say that I’m not usually in that should-I-cut-myself kind of mood. Because “Born to Die” is selling well, Del Rey told the BBC that she has purchased the rights to the record she made in 2010 when she was still performing under the not as alluring name of Lizzie Grant, a record that has proved fairly tricky to find on the Internet. It was pulled two months after its release, and has only recently resurfaced. She says, “I’m re-releasing it, maybe in late summer,” and dismisses chatter that it’s “The ‘forgotten terrible album.’ If you look on YouTube, all 13 tracks are available with millions of views, so it’s not like no-one’s heard them. We were all proud of it. It’s pretty good.” She’s right.

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