Born to Die

~ Release group by Lana Del Rey

Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Born to Die Digital Media 12 Vertigo Berlin ("Vertigo" logo, but with LC 14513) 602527910246
Born to Die (special version) Digital Media 15 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation)
Born to Die CD 12 Vertigo Berlin ("Vertigo" logo, but with LC 14513) 06025 2791024 6 602527910246
Born to Die (deluxe edition) CD 15 Vertigo Berlin ("Vertigo" logo, but with LC 14513) 06025 2793108 1 602527931081
Born to Die Digital Media 12 Interscope Records, Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) 602527870915
Born to Die 2×12" Vinyl 8 + 7 Interscope Records, Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) 00602527934242, 2793424 602527934242
Born to Die CD 12 Interscope Records, Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) 2787091 00602527870915
Born to Die CD 12 Interscope Records, Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) 2787091 602527870915
Born to Die (deluxe edition) CD 15 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation), Interscope Records 2793087 602527930879
Born to Die CD 12 Interscope Records, Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) B0016425‒02 602527870915
Born to Die (deluxe Target edition) CD 14 Interscope Records, Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) B0016454-02 602527914275
Born to Die (deluxe version) Digital Media 16
Born to Die Digital Media 13 Interscope Records, Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation)
Born to Die (通常盤) CD 16 Universal International (release must say "制作:Universal International" AND have no logos other than "Universal Music") UICS-1244 4988005698940
Born to Die: The Paradise Edition 2×CD 15 + 8 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) 602537197200
Born to Die: The Paradise Edition 2×CD 15 + 8 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) 00602537173976 602537173976
Born to Die: The Paradise Edition (deluxe box set) 3×CD + 7" Vinyl 15 + 8 + 8 + 2 Interscope Records, Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) 00602537173990 602537173990
Born to Die: The Paradise Edition 2×CD 16 + 8 Interscope Records UICS-1257, UICS-1258 4988005738905
Born to Die: The Paradise Edition 2×CD 15 + 8 Vertigo Berlin ("Vertigo" logo, but with LC 14513) 06025 3718796 6 602537187966
Born to Die: The Paradise Edition 2×Digital Media 15 + 9 Vertigo Berlin ("Vertigo" logo, but with LC 14513) 602537194056
Born to Die: The Paradise Edition 2×CD 15 + 9 Interscope Records, Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) 00602537576548 602537576548
Born to Die: The Paradise Edition (amazon.de edition) 2×Digital Media 15 + 14 Vertigo Berlin ("Vertigo" logo, but with LC 14513) [none]

Relationships

associated singles/EPs: Blue Jeans
Blue Velvet
Born to Die
Carmen
Dark Paradise
Lana Del Rey EP
Off to the Races
Ride
Summertime Sadness
Video Games
remixes: The Remixes
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0002241678 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/403952 [info]
Wikidata: Q37148 [info]
Wikipedia: en: Born to Die (Lana Del Rey album) [info]
lyrics page: http://lyrics.wikia.com/Lana_Del_Rey:Born_To_Die_(2012) [info]
other databases: http://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/lana_del_rey/born_to_die/ [info]
http://www.musik-sammler.de/album/496883 [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/qrnv [info]

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Albumul meu preferat este „Born to Die”, acesta fiind cel de-al doilea album al artistei Lana Del Rey. Albumul a fost lansat pe data de 27 ianuarie 2012 fiind un album baroque pop, având influente alternative, indie pop și trip pop. Eu l-am „descoperit” în 2013, la sugestia unei prietene. Pot spune că am fost fermecată de la primele acorduri ale melodiei „Born to Die” datorită vocii Lanei și a versurilor care descriu perfect starea pe care vor să o inspire.

Prima melodie de pe album și cea care m-a făcut să o îndrăgesc pe Lana spune că scopul existenței noastre este să murim (=Born to Die) și că trebuie să ne bucurăm de timpul pe care îl avem. Această baladă vorbește de o relație, am putea spune, osândită.

Melodia cu numărul 3 de pe album este „Blue Jeans”. Este o baladă lentă cu influențe hip hop. Această melodie descrie senzația pe care o ai alături de persoana iubită și te introduce într-o atmosfera deosebită, aș putea spune, desprinsă dintr-un film.

Melodia mea preferată de pe acest album este „Dark Paradise”. Nu pot spune ce iubesc mai mult la această melodie: timbrul timid, falsetul lin și ușor, versurile care spun că atunci când găsești persoana potrivită, absența ei e mai mult decât dureroasă sau titlul care pare să îți spună să te retragi în propriul paradis. Petru mine, toate acestea reprezintă combinația perfectă.

Apreciez că fiecare piesă vorbește de câte o relație (prietenie, dragoste neîmpărtășită sau chiar relația dintre decembrie și mai), fiecare melodie fiind atât de diferită în propriul ei mod. „Born to Die” e genul de album pe care îl asculți iar și iar chiar dacă știi fiecare vers și fiecare notă.

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If you want an explanation for the unlikely rise of Lana Del Rey, it isn't that hard to find. Ignore accusations of cynical marketing and inauthenticity, or speculation about surgery and Daddy's money - that's not important. And don't get distracted by the YouTube statistics or the online hyperbole, this isn't about new media. It's about something older and more mysterious than that; the extraordinary, resilient power of the pop song. For all of her trashy Americana and startling beauty, if Del Rey hadn't arrived last summer with a song as luminously beautiful as Video Games, none of this would be happening.

So the only truly important question about Born to Die is whether there's more where that came from. Cynics look away: the answer is an emphatic yes. Nothing else quite matches Video Games' eerie perfection of form and melody - after all, 99% of singers go an entire career without finding one song that good - but several run it perilously close, while revealing there's more to her than the love-stunned torch singer of Video Games.

What makes Born to Die so richly fascinating - and what marks Del Rey out from the standard issue "I'm hot, you're hot" pop starlet - is her preoccupation with Hollywood archetypes of American femininity, and her ability to shape-shift between them. So, on the stately, bloodstained title-track, Del Rey plays femme fatale, deliciously stoned and doomed, with an imperious vocal to match. On the addictive, sugar-rushing Off to the Races she's trailer trash living the high life, her vocal veering deftly between husky cynicism and hiccupping glee; while on the tender This Is What Makes Us Girls she's the poor little rich girl looking melancholically back on youthful hedonism.

It all reaches its apotheosis on National Anthem where Del Rey, dissatisfied with merely being an all-American girl, becomes America itself, offering up deadpan slogans like "money is the reason we exist" before demanding utter patriotic devotion on the swaggering chorus. If that sounds knowing that's because it is, not to mention intelligent, ambitious, and more interesting than anything Adele is likely to write even by the time her inevitable 72 collection hits the shelves of the future. It's also brilliantly realised, thanks to Del Rey's extraordinary delivery, her ability to slip from deep-toned haughtiness to breathless ecstasy to velvety vamping - often in the same gorgeous melody.

Born to Die isn't perfect: it slumps slightly towards the end, and the glossy trip-hop production grows wearying on lesser gothic melodramas like Dark Paradise. But it's the most distinctive and assured debut since Glasvegas' eponymous disc in 2008, and makes you desperate to see where she goes from here. Del Rey's defenders can take a break: Born to Die does their job better than they could hope to.