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Lana Del Rey covers Nirvana’s ‘Heart-Shaped Box’ – watch

Watch Lana Del Rey covering Nirvana's 'Heart-Shaped Box' live in Sydney

Lana Del Rey has debuted a live cover of ‘Heart-Shaped Box’.

The singer performed the Nirvana classic during a show at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney last night (July 26) – scroll down to watch her performance.

‘Heart-Shaped Box’ originally appeared as the first single from Nirvana’s third studio album ‘In Utero’. Released in August 1993, it reached Number Five on the UK singles chart.

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Del Rey’s cover replaces the grunge sound of the original with her usual twangy guitars and sweeping strings and receives a whoop of recognition from the Sydney crowd.

Del Rey has previously discussed the impact the song had on her when she was growing up. Speaking to a radio station at the end of last year (2011), she said: “When I was 11, I saw Kurt Cobain singing ‘Heart Shaped Box’ on MTV and it really stopped me dead in my tracks. I thought he was the most beautiful person I had ever seen. Even at a young age, I really related to his sadness.”

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