Paradise [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - John Bush
Even after selling nearly three million copies of her debut album worldwide, Lana Del Rey still faced a challenge during 2012: namely, proving to critics and prospective fans that Born to Die wasn't a fluke. In that spirit, Del Ray released Paradise, a mini-album close to Christmas, that finds her in perfect control of her voice, much more assured than she was even one year ago, and frequently capable of astonishing her listeners with a very convincing act. As for the sound, it should be familiar to fans of Born to Die, with strings that move at a glacial pace, drums that crash like waves in slow motion, and additional textures (usually electric guitar or piano) that are ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Even after selling nearly three million copies of her debut album worldwide, Lana Del Rey still faced a challenge during 2012: namely, proving to critics and prospective fans that Born to Die wasn't a fluke. In that spirit, Del Ray released Paradise, a mini-album close to Christmas, that finds her in perfect control of her voice, much more assured than she was even one year ago, and frequently capable of astonishing her listeners with a very convincing act. As for the sound, it should be familiar to fans of Born to Die, with strings that move at a glacial pace, drums that crash like waves in slow motion, and additional textures (usually electric guitar or piano) that are cinematic in their sound and references. There's really only one difference between Born to Die and Paradise, but it's a big one. Instead of acting the submitting, softcore, '60s-era plaything, here she's more of a wasted, hardcore, post-millennial plaything. She even goes so far as to tell her audience that she likes it rough (in words that earn the parental advisory sticker), to ask whether she can put on a show, and at her most explicit, proffering a simile that compares the taste of an intimate part of her anatomy to Pepsi. The inclusion of a cover, "Blue Velvet," is not only a perfect match for her style, but also a hint that she can perform up to better material. Still, all of this is merely the material for her continuing popularity and attraction. She puts it better here than anyone else, with another simile: "Like a groupie incognito posing as a real singer, life imitates art."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/13/2012
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • UPC: 602537204687
  • Catalog Number: 001766702
  • Sales rank: 6,959

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ride (4:49)
  2. 2 American (4:08)
  3. 3 Cola (4:20)
  4. 4 Body Electric (3:53)
  5. 5 Blue Velvet (2:38)
  6. 6 Gods and Monsters (3:57)
  7. 7 Yayo (5:21)
  8. 8 Bel Air (3:57)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lana Del Rey Primary Artist, Vocals
James Gadson Drums
Rick Nowels Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Strings, Drums, Keyboards, Mellotron
Tim Pierce Electric Guitar, Slide Guitar
Patrick Warren Organ, Synthesizer, Guitar, Piano, Strings, Glockenspiel, Electric Guitar, Bells, Brass, Mellotron, Dulcitone, Optigan
Zac Rae Piano, Keyboards
Jason Lader Bass
Songa Lee Violin
Kathleen Sloan Violin
Devrim "DK" Karaoglu Drums
Emile Haynie Drums, Keyboards
The Larry Gold Orchestra Strings
Dan Heath Percussion, Piano, Strings, Horn, Keyboards, Performing Ensemble
Tim Lacombe Guitar, Drums, Keyboards
Technical Credits
Chris Garcia Engineer
Larry Gold String Arrangements
Rick Nowels Composer, Producer
Rick Rubin Producer
Bernie Wayne Composer
Lee Morris Composer
John Davis Mastering
Justin Parker Composer
Kieron Menzies Engineer, drum programming
Nicole Nodland Cover Photo
Daniel Heath Composer
Jason Lader Engineer
Devrim "DK" Karaoglu Producer
Graham Archer Vocal Engineer
Emile Haynie Composer, Producer, Additional Production
Tucker Robinson Producer
Lana Del Rey Composer
Dan Heath Producer, Engineer, String Arrangements, Orchestral Arrangements
Jordan Stillwell Engineer
Nikki Calvert Producer
Tim Lacombe Composer, Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2013

    Best Album Ever!

    Best Album Ever!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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