Lana Del Rey covers Chelsea Hotel #2

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Lana Del Rey covers Chelsea Hotel #2

Postby somewhat_nifty » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:33 am

She claims to be a big fan of Leonard's and now she's covered Chelsea Hotel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jj_myXdOLV0

I actually quite like her, though I'm not sure about this, it's such a 'man's' song, and so strongly 'Leonard' for me.

EDIT: No I definitely do like this, I like that it's kept the guitar accompaniment. :D
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Re: Lana Del Rey covers Chelsea Hotel #2

Postby mnkyface » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:38 am

I like it. :)
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Re: Lana Del Rey covers Chelsea Hotel #2

Postby Goldin » Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:28 pm

WOW WOW WOW

I just want to say I like her music so much, that's a nice present for us all.
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Re: Lana Del Rey covers Chelsea Hotel #2

Postby basecamp » Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:39 pm

A very nice cover indeed!
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Re: Lana Del Rey covers Chelsea Hotel #2

Postby Maarten » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:43 pm

basecamp wrote:A very nice cover indeed!
Couldn't agree more! I'm seeing Lana Del Rey in Belgium later this year, let's hope she plays Chelsea Hotel #2... :-)

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Re: Lana Del Rey covers Chelsea Hotel #2

Postby ilia » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:58 pm

It's OK, but advertising of Marlboro looks very strange in this song (see 0:52). 3 or 4 seconds with a lable of Marlboro - it's no accident... :?:
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Re: Lana Del Rey covers Chelsea Hotel #2

Postby Goldin » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:14 pm

ilia wrote:It's OK, but advertising of Marlboro looks very strange in this song (see 0:52). 3 or 4 seconds with a lable of Marlboro - it's no accident... :?:
For me, it's pro, not contra 8) :lol:
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Re: Lana Del Rey covers Chelsea Hotel #2

Postby oblivion » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:19 pm

i love lana´s voice , she has this soul-touching-timbre like leonard.
but do we need this product placement?
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Re: Lana Del Rey covers Chelsea Hotel #2

Postby Goldin » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:45 pm

Well, perhaps we don't use Sony products, we prefer other brands, we may even disrespect Columbia Records secretly, I don't know. But as far as I remember, we consider this commercial - http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/sonyad.html - as a masterpiece, at least a true piece of art, don't we?

Yes, I do feel the difference between normal and hidden advertisement. The last one isn't entirely faithful. Then, smoking is a bad habit. I've never smoked, I (sincerely hope so) never will. What I know for sure, is that I didn't buy my first pack of Marlboro on the way from my work where I saw this video to my house.

So, my verdict is: this shameless advertisment doesn't work. And this music does! 8)
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Re: Lana Del Rey covers Chelsea Hotel #2

Postby TheWrongMan » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:19 pm

Quite beautiful.

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Re: Lana Del Rey covers Chelsea Hotel #2

Postby ilia » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:33 pm

One more example of her cover version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYebWR1kSc8 (Lana Del Rey / H&M Commercial / Blue Velvet)
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Re: Lana Del Rey covers Chelsea Hotel #2

Postby lizzytysh » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:23 pm

I like this, too. Thanks so much for posting it.
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Re: Lana Del Rey covers Chelsea Hotel #2

Postby IrishMar » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:27 am

I really enjoyed this, I didn't think I would.
I will be at the Dublin concert in May. I hope she will sing it then.

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Re: Lana Del Rey covers Chelsea Hotel #2

Postby ladydi » Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:47 am

I am becoming more and more impressed with Lana Del Rey. Especially since her album in January 2012 slipped out just about the same time as Leonards...otherwise I may not have noticed her. What a silky, smoky voice. She does justice to Chelsea Hotel #2, although to me it still seems like it should be a "guy" song. Perhaps poetic licence could have changed the words "you were" to "I was". ;-)

Others have mentioned commercials? I didn't see any of that. There was one at the beginning but after 3 seconds it was deletable.

Will keep my eyes open for any possible US concerts.
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Re: Lana Del Rey covers Chelsea Hotel #2

Postby Car0line » Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:42 pm

I really like Lana Del Rey and I love the fact that she chose to cover a Leonard Cohen song.

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