"Summer Wine" is a song written by Lee Hazlewood. It was originally sung by Suzi Jane Hokom and Lee Hazlewood in 1966, but it was made famous by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood in 1967. This version was originally released as the B-side of "Sugar Town" the previous year, before featuring on the Nancy & Lee LP in 1968. It was the first of Sinatra and Hazlewood's string of popular duets.
Lana Del Rey may be gearing up for The Great Gatsby, but the ever-dramatic singer is taking a cue from another recent soundtrack, Stoker, by covering Lee Hazelwood's Nancy Sinatra duet "Summer Wine."
For the track, it's as straight-up as covers gets, with Lana and boyfriend Barrie-James O'Neill sticking extremely close to the original, switching out some of the big orchestral moments for more synthetic ones and stripping away much of the original's wide-angel drama. As for the video, it's made up of grainy, retro footage that essentially plays out as a big five-minute selfie. -- Exclaim!
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