Hear Lana Del Rey’s cover of Shirley Bassey’s ‘Big Spender’

Songstress recorded the track as a duet with rapper Smiler in 2010

You can hear Lana Del Rey cover of Shirley Bassey‘s classic single ‘Big Spender’ now by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

The singer recorded the track, which is a duet with rapper Smiler, in 2010 when she was recording in the studio next to the rapper. The track will be released on Smiler’s new mixtape ‘All I Know’ on February 27.

It was revealed late last week that Del Rey has already written “three albums’-worth of songs” for future releases and is likely to include new material on a deluxe edition of ‘Born To Die’.


Speaking about the singer, Ferdy Unger-Hamilton, president of her record label Polydor, said that the singer is a “talented writer and a remarkable lyricist” and already has new songs written for a deluxe edition of ‘Born To Die’.

Asked what the singer had in reserve, he said: “She had three CDs’-worth of songs written, with loads of brilliant tracks – enough for us to do the album and a deluxe [edition] and still have stuff left for later records. She’s a really talented writer and a remarkable lyricist.”

Lana Del Rey’s debut album ‘Born To Die’, which has sold over 900,000 copies worldwide since its release, was deposed from the top of the Official UK Album Chart yesterday (February 19) by Emeli Sande.

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