Lana Del Rey Sets Release Date for Spoken Word Album

'Violet Bent Backwards over the Grass' will come as a hardcover book, audiobook edition and traditional album release
Lana Del Rey Sets Release Date for Spoken Word Album
At long last, we finally know when Lana Del Rey will be delivering her promised spoken-word album Violet Bent Backwards over the Grass, which will come as a hardcover book and as an audiobook companion featuring the artist herself. There will also be a more traditional CD and vinyl release.

An Amazon listing has popped up to reveal the 112-page hardcover book will arrive on September 29 via Simon & Schuster, with the audiobook version coming on July 28. For the audiobook, Lana Del Rey will be reading 14 selected poems from the tome with music being provided by Jack Antonoff, who co-produced Del Rey's most recent album Norman Fucking Rockwell! 

On October 2, the CD and vinyl versions of Violet Bent Backwards over the Grass will then arrive.

In a statement, Del Rey said the following:

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.

Right now, you can pre-order Violet Bent Backwards over the Grass hardcover here, as well as the album version here. Check out the album's tracklist and Del Rey's announcement below.

Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass:

1. LA Who Am I to Love You

2. The Land of 1,000 Fires

3. Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass

4. Past the Bushes Cypress Thriving

5. Salamander

6. Never to Heaven

7. Sportcruiser

8. Tessa DiPietro

9. Quiet Waiter Blue Forever

10. What Happened When I Left You

11. Happy

12. My Bedroom Is a Sacred Place Now - There Are Children at the Foot of My Bed

13. Paradise Is Very Fragile

14. Bare Feet on Linoleum

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