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Old 19-04-2014, 02:10
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http://www.billboard.com/articles/co...-hot-100-debut

el Rey is working with the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach on her new album, "Ultraviolence." While a release date has not been announced for the set, sources say it won't reach retailers before June.
I've seen this claim elsewhere too. Lana was obviously a bit overambitious with the 1st of May date. Still, it makes sense given that we aren't getting the single til May 18th, which is a right pain.
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Old 20-04-2014, 16:23
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How is Gods & Monsters looking on iTunes? I wonder if it will see any rise this week due to the mass marketing campaign from EastEnders?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADNwkxrCtd4
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Old 20-04-2014, 17:28
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oh crikey i now adore 'west coast' .....wasn't sure at first...the tempo shifts are quite brave but now i feel are actually musically brilliant! Grammy nomination perhaps?

I'm watching 'tropico' for the first time despite downloading it when it first came out ...

beautiful and epic...did this inspire Gaga - the art pop GUY film?
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Old 21-04-2014, 19:30
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Glad you enjoy West Coast now boysforpele. I honestly think its a good song, but judging by the responses on here its divided people amongst the fanbase. The tempo changes do seem to be a love/hate issue for people. But I would concur they are indeed different, brave and very likable after you've let the song sink in.

I've learnt with Lana's songs always give them time to sing in if you're not getting them. I was initially not stunned by Ride, and now I'm dumbfounded I could have ever thought that way as its undoubtedly one of her greatest songs.

Hell put it this way: West Coast can't be such a bad choice of single as one of my work mates who usually doesn't like her stuff seemed highly impressed by it so I dunno it might pull some new people in.

Perhaps another part of the problem is we've all heard the original choice of single Black Beauty from the leak last year. I think everyone heard that and thought stick the big Dan Heath orchestrated string section on top of that demo=another trademark Lana classic.

BB's of course aborted as the single, possibly even aborted from the album (hope not) so now people are inevitably disappointed when she does something totally different.

But ya know that different is what has made her so god darned interesting from day one. Does she ever do what people expect? All part of the fun.

Talking of fun it would have been amusing if Gods and Monsters had entered the charts off the Eastenders ads playing it. Unfortunately there's probably a load of Eastenders fans typing in "Lana Del Ray" what's it called? "Innocence lost" and getting a bit confused...
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Old 21-04-2014, 19:33
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Gods & Monsters is at 44 on iTunes thanks to EastEnders! Hope it continues to rise all week. Maybe it enter next weeks top 40!
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Old 21-04-2014, 19:39
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Haha no.44 not bad at all! Be fantastic if it becomes a big hit as word spreads!!! When people have figured out its "Lana Del Rey" and "Gods and Monsters" on the search could be in business!

Just goes to show if the songs get played where people can hear them they make a impact.
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Old 21-04-2014, 21:58
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Gods & Monsters is at 44 on iTunes thanks to EastEnders! Hope it continues to rise all week. Maybe it enter next weeks top 40!
Wow that is fantastic. I never loved G&Ms that much, but it works brilliantly in the longer ad.
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Old 23-04-2014, 16:32
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http://www.gigwise.com/news/90403/la...iere-this-week

West Coast video coming soon.

Anyone been watching the videos of her recent concerts? I'm loving the addition of the heavier guitar sound to her songs. Probably a sign of where she's heading with this album.
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Old 23-04-2014, 19:37
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Yes very good point I noticed that too. Her old bass player Ceejay seems to be no longer with the band (aww) but she's replaced him with a chap that can play both bass and guitar. So on some of the tracks he's dumping the bass, putting the electric guitar on and its a bit of a dual guitar onslaught with him and her long serving lead guitar player Blake both going for it. As you say it does further confirm that this next album will be very guitar based.

I've enjoyed how she's kept reinventing her live shows with different arrangements of the songs. I'm very liberal minded when it comes to music and don't mind whether its keys, guitar, strings or electronic as long as it sounds good, which it does. Hell Lana could probably have them playing Video Games on a Sitar and it would be awesome.

From what we've heard of the new songs I've enjoyed the guitar sound she's put together with Mr Auerbach's assistance. Its something a bit different to before, and what they've sonically put together still sounds very much unique to her and not derivative of guitar bands doing the rounds at the mo. I think as an artist you have to give each album a bit of a different sound to what you did last time.
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Old 24-04-2014, 17:52
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http://www.billboard.com/articles/co...t-100-at-no-17

No.17 debut on the Billboard Hot 100 for West Coast. With the video coming out and the album campaign to come, this could gradually move up further. That seems to be the way with US charts.
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Old 27-04-2014, 20:58
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Brilliant how well West Coast has done in the US. Well done Lana!

And in the UK...thanks again to EastEnders... Gods and Monsters enjoys a 2nd week in the chart and has now hit no.39!!! Which isn't bad considering its an older tune and most of the core fans already own it. I'm just glad its finally getting some mainstream recognition as it is one of Lana's greatest songs.
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Old 29-04-2014, 20:50
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For some bizarre reason, West Coast has been removed from Spotify and iTunes for a second time.....her label are an absolute mess.
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Old 30-04-2014, 19:18
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Mmm it is rather odd how they seem to be messing about with West Coast. Its been a massive hit by all accounts in the US already yet you can't buy it here. The official release of the video seems to be up in the air (although when does any Lana release ever end up sticking to a release date or normal release timetable for it to appear)! I do wonder if the label have pulled the video at the mo because Katy Perry seems to be getting all the attention for her bonkers video.

Anyway whilst the label blunder around, its nice to see she's getting positive reviews stateside of her live shows and the US really does seem to have fallen in love with her at last. A few reviews/articles on this:

"Del Rey performed many songs that connect so well with her fans as many of them cried throughout the concert and even Lana Del Rey herself was not saved from shedding a few tears."
http://www.inquisitr.com/1232154/lan...e-latest-dish/

"Lana Del Rey Slays FAU Students in Miami Sunday Night"
http://www.upressonline.com/2014/04/...-sunday-night/

"Live, Lana largely dropped the brooding lounge-singer-in-the-apocalypse-act, showing off smiles and sensual grins. She is far more comfortable on the stage these days than we've seen in years past. In fact, she effortlessly owns it."
http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/cross...014.php?page=2

And I always thought this too after I saw her live
"Del Rey sounded even better live than she does in the studio, which -- as anyone who has listened to 2012's masterful major-label debut "Born to Die" could tell you -- is no small feat":
http://www.mercurynews.com/music/ci_...-san-francisco
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:06
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I saw some clips from the New Orleans show and I must say she seemed a little bored.

It's time now for mixing in some new tracks in her show, me thinks.
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Old 01-05-2014, 19:57
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Did notice the New Orleans show was the only one that didn't get total rave reviews from everyone. Seems her singing was fine but the reviewer said she seemed a bit detached from the show. I dunno maybe she just wasn't feeling it for whatever reason or as you say she's just bored of playing pretty much the same set she's played for over a year now.

Bet she's itching to play the new songs but the label have probably told her to just wait on that one for now.
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Old 04-05-2014, 10:16
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Well I think most people suspected it might have been the case but Lana's finally confirmed she's engaged to her boyfriend Barry:
http://www.directlyrics.com/lana-del...ture-news.html

On a humorous note, if you look on Lana's You-Tube vids there's always been a strong contingent of young men posting comments along the lines of well, erm, how can I put it? They started as "I so want to f**k her!!!" and ended up as "I so want to marry her!!!" I think these young chaps had a full "courtship" with her and I imagine some of them are possible bursting into tears at this time. Maybe Radio 1 could set up a helpline like they did in the past for young girls when boy bands split up?

Anyway congratulations to Lana & Barry! Nice one!!!
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Old 08-05-2014, 17:53
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Ultraviolence tracklist is go!
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Old 09-05-2014, 02:14
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Does anyone know when Lana recorded Beautiful Player and who the rapper is on it, please? I love that song. Well there are very few Lana songs that I DON'T love!
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Old 09-05-2014, 03:06
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Recorded 2011 according to "Lanapedia" (always a good resource for this sort of thing):
http://lanadelrey.wikia.com/wiki/Lis...released_songs

And the rapper was called Stars according to the entry on it:
http://lanadelrey.wikia.com/wiki/Bea...yer_%28song%29
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Old 12-05-2014, 22:14
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Well I think most people suspected it might have been the case but Lana's finally confirmed she's engaged to her boyfriend Barry:
http://www.directlyrics.com/lana-del...ture-news.html

On a humorous note, if you look on Lana's You-Tube vids there's always been a strong contingent of young men posting comments along the lines of well, erm, how can I put it? They started as "I so want to f**k her!!!" and ended up as "I so want to marry her!!!" I think these young chaps had a full "courtship" with her and I imagine some of them are possible bursting into tears at this time. Maybe Radio 1 could set up a helpline like they did in the past for young girls when boy bands split up?

Anyway congratulations to Lana & Barry! Nice one!!!
It's spelled "Barrie". (As in JM).
Wow thanks, I didn't know that. Correct me if I'm wrong but wasn't she reported to be dating Axl Rose back in 2012?
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Old 13-05-2014, 19:55
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Sorry yes excuse my Barrie typo I am a bit, well make that a lot, bleary eyed, brain dead and knackered from work when I write some of this stuff.

Erm, weeeell Axl was never been officially confirmed by Lana beyond those wild rumours in the papers, her wearing a Guns and Roses T-Shirt and a mischievous smile at one of her gigs when those rumours were flying around. Oh and the fact that she's got that long running obsession with him in her songs and home made videos. She certainly seems to be rather friendly with him anyway. Make your own conclusions!

Oh and then there was further paper gossip of Marilyn Manson, Jared Leto's brother and possibly Aerosmith's Steven Tyler rumoured too! Again make your own conclusions!

All I know is that Lana's extremely intelligent women who knows never deny or confirm rumours either way because it does your notoriety rating the world of good. I mean for all we know she might just have gone back to Axl's place to play some Video Games (sorry awful pun)!

Officially its been Barrie all the way, so I'm sticking with that. I believe Barrie's own amusing line in the papers at the time was he's got a timeshare arrangement with Axl. Good to see the fella never lost his sense of humour!

Anyway they seem to have been pretty serious for a while now. Barrie left the band he played in (Kassidy) to live with her in LA last year and she's been wearing a ring on her finger for a while too, so it seemed odds on they were engaged.
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Old 14-05-2014, 00:02
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-27375409

Interview with Dan Auerbach where he mentions Lana's album. The interviewer mentions a June release date. I'm pretty sure I saw the 11th or 13th mentioned in another article somewhere.
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Old 16-05-2014, 22:37
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So I finally bit the bullet and bought the Paradise Edition of BTD. Picked it up for 5 in Sainsburys. I haven't really listened to it yet but it's gonna take me a few listens to get into it. Still, it should be good I downloaded the movie songs I didn't have and West Coast as well. A lot of listening there!
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Old 19-05-2014, 20:08
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Well as you have no doubt found cnbcwatcher for 5 the Paradise Edition is outstanding value for money and I hope it put you in the mood for a bit of Ultraviolence.
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Old 19-05-2014, 21:00
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I know! 5 for 23 songs! That's a bargain The more I listen to it the more I like it. I'm actually looking forward to Ultraviolence now. I downloaded West Coast and the soundtrack songs as well.
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