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The highly anticipated spoken word poetry collection from Lana Del Rey, Violet Bent Backwards over the Grass

“'Violet Bent Backwards over the Grass' is the title poem of the book and the first poem I wrote of many. Some of which came to me in their entirety, which I dictated and then typed out, and some that I worked laboriously picking apart each word to make the perfect poem. They are eclectic and honest and not trying to be anything other than what they are and for that reason I’m proud of them, especially because the spirit in which they were written was very authentic.” (Lana Del Rey)

Lana Del Rey brings her breathtaking poetry to life in an unprecedented audiobook. In this stunning spoken word performance, Lana Del Rey reads 14 poems from her debut book Violet Bent Backwards over the Grass accompanied by music from Grammy Award-winning musician Jack Antonoff. Lana’s debut book solidifies her further as “the essential writer of her times” (The Atlantic). This audiobook features Lana reading select poems from the book, including "LA Who Am I to Love You?", "The Land of 1,000 Fires", "Past the Bushes Cypress Thriving", "Never to Heaven", "Tessa DiPietro", "Happy", and several others. The result is an extraordinary poetic landscape that reflects the unguarded spirit of its creator.

©2020 Lana Del Rey (P)2020 Simon & Schuster Australia

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One word to rule them all... Lana...
She is absolutely brilliant in this spoken word interpretation of her own book!
I listen to again and again!

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She's a bit special

Yeah as an Aussie bloke, I don't have the language set to describe what I'm feeling here.

A story tellers,

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Beautiful and dreamy. The perfect calm and tranquil mood setter, I will be hitting replay straight away.

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Beautiful performance and words. The production is so atmospheric and consuming. It gets better and richer with every listen. Magic.

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I have adored watching Lana develop as a writer.

Thanks for the sound track to my life. You have made this tepid, tedious life a little more luscious.

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What a gem!

Just so beautiful, stunning, very different from what I have read so far. And her voice.....omg

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Lana's voice is unreal, it feels like being transported to another place and time. Absolutely breathtaking.

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Beautiful

Very beautiful and enjoyable to listen to. Such talent Lana Del Rey possesses, both in her music and her poetry.

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Both the performance and content of this poetry book is exceptional. Lana Del Rey is truly unique in her own right

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Utterly intoxicating

Simply enchanting poetry. I expected nothing less but wow. This feels like the dessert accompanying NFR!

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