Lana Del Ray A.K.A. Lizzy Grant (sometimes referred to as Lana Del Ray, A.K.A. or A.K.A. Lizzy Grant) is the début studio album by Lana Del Rey. It was released through the independent record label 5 Points in 2010 under Del Rey's real name Lizzy Grant.
Lana Del Rey had recorded a 6 track demo tape with a guitarist known now as No Kung Fu and sent it to various producers before David Kahne agreed to produce the record. On recording the album, Del Rey said had said: "We were pretty obsessive about it," the two worked on the album for around three months before completing it. When discussing the genre and sound of the record, Del Rey wanted the record be cinematic and reflect her affection for nostalgic imagery, she later said "[Kahne] kind of got my whole vibe straight away."
The release of the album was digital, available from iTunes and Amazon for around $9.99 or $0.99 for each track. Due to lack of funding for the album, however, it was eventually pulled from online stores. According to Kahne, Del Rey bought the rights back from her label as she wanted it out of circulation. In an interview with David Nichtern he stated "Her and her new manager came in and said 'We want to get this off the market. We’re going for a completely new deal. We’ll buy you out of the deal.' So we made a separation agreement." No singles were released from the album, though many home-made videos to songs have been leaked. Del Rey has previously stated a desire to re-release the album, but in May 2012 she announced there was nothing planned.
Critical reception for the album was generally positive, Jessica Collier of Adirondack Daily Enterprise called the album "eerie" and pointed out how it is "heavy on Americana themes", but praised the modern elements on the album, mentioning Gramma (Blue Ribbon Sparkler Trailer Heaven) as one of the catchier songs. The album was hailed as "hypnotic" by writers at the DN Journal, praising it as unique, appealing and a record that would "stop people in their tracks" and complimenting the "inescapable hooks".
|1.||"Kill Kill"||Elizabeth Grant||3:57|
|2.||"Queen of the Gas Station"||Grant||3:04|
|3.||"Oh Say Can You See"||Grant||3:40|
|4.||"Gramma (Blue Ribbon Sparkler Trailer Heaven)"||Grant, David Kahne||3:55|
|5.||"For K Part 2"||Grant||3:24|
|8.||"Raise Me Up (Mississippi South)"||Grant||4:22|
|9.||"Pawn Shop Blues"||Grant, Kahne||3:26|
|11.||"Put Me in a Movie"||Grant||3:13|