Allow Fifty Shades Of Grey – The Classical Album To Complete Your Own Red Room Of Pain


Fifty Shades of Grey The Classical Album

Probably some of you were a little too busy with, er, other things on your mind while reading Fifty Shades of Grey to realize author E.L. James was giving you the perfect playlist for your very own, um, enjoyment. Or if you’re that great a multi-tasker, in between buying that complete set of restraints and riding crops, you’ve already downloaded all the Thomas Tallis, Bach and more that accompanies Ana and Christian’s adventures in and out of the “Red Room of Pain,” For the rest of us, EMI has actually compiled a bunch of those songs into Fifty Shades of Grey – The Classical Album (alas, that means no Britney Spears or Kings of Leon will be included).

“I am thrilled that the classical pieces that inspired me while I wrote the Fifty Shades Trilogy are being brought together in one collection for all lovers of the books to enjoy,” James said in a press release from the label. The album drops digitally on August 21 and in CD format on September 18.

Here’s a track list to, um, whet your appetite:

Lakme (Act I): “Flower Duet” (Mady Mesple, Danielle Millet)
Bach: “Adagio from Concerto #3″ BWV 974 (Alexandre Tharaud)
Villa-Lobos: “Bachianas Brasilerias #5 – Cantilena” (Barbara Hendricks)
Verdi: “La Traviata Prelude” (Riccardo Muti / Philharmonia Orchestra)
Pachelbel: “Canon in D” (Sir Neville Marriner/ Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields)
Tallis: “Spem in Alium” (The Tallis Scholars)
Chopin: “Prelude #4 in E minor, Largo” (Samson Fran├žois)
Rachmaninoff: “Piano Concerto #2 – Adagio Sostenuto” (Cecile Ousset, Sir Simon Rattle / CBSO)
Vaughan Williams: “Fantasia on a Theme” by Thomas Tallis (Sir Adrian Boult / LPO)
Canteloube: “Chants d’auvergne, Bailero” (Arleen Auger)
Chopin: “Nocturne #1 in B-flat minor” (Samson Fran├žois)
Faure: “Requiem – In Paradisum” (Choir of King’s College, Cambridge / Stephen Cleobury)
Bach: “Goldberg Variation – Aria” (Maria Tipo)
Debussy: “La Fille Aux Cheveux de Lin” (Moura Lympany)
Bach: “Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring” (Alexis Weissenberg)

[Photo: EMI]

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