A Best of the Rest of Lana Del Rey Part 3

Yes just over four months after A Best of the Rest of Lana Del Rey Part 2 we have Part 3 from the ever generous and unique Miss Grant. It is as varied as ever but also generally stranger than parts 1 and 2. Some of it dates back at least 4 years but it kicks off with two excellent recent covers of songs by Leonard Cohen and then a great duet with her beau on Summer Wine from Lee Hazlewood.  It also includes versions of two tracks that are now top 40 Billboard hits; the HD Orchestral version of Young and Beautiful which has a simpler production than the single version and the radio mix of Summertime Sadness which is much better than the rather clunky production on the album. The likes of Queen of Disaster and Party Girl are very much poptastic guilty pleasures though the latter has a great set of lyrics. Much of the rest is brilliantly amusing and rather strange with even a bit of Bollywood. Beautiful Player and the Princess Superstar produced gangsta Bond style Golden Grill from 2009 are two of her finest moments. Is it Wrong? could have been on Part 2 but this more recent version is slowed down and works much better and Hawaiian Tropic takes the chorus of the not so good Everyman Gets His Wish and makes something more substantial. Later on there are probable Paradise out takes like Starry Eyed and Angels Forever which would not be out of place on the extended version of  Born to Die. It ends with the gorgeous Black Beauty a demo of a track that is rumoured to be on the upcoming LP. Check it all out via Grooveshark on the Moon below:
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