"50 Shades of Grey" author assembles 15 classical-music tracks featured in the book trilogy
"50 Shades of Grey" author E.L. James wants to serve you a little Bach with your mommy porn.
James has curated an album, "Fifty Shades of Grey — The Classical Album," featuring 15 classical tracks featured in the "50 Shades of Grey" book trilogy, which follows the erotic escapades of college student Anastasia Steele and business magnate Christian Grey.
EMI Classics will release the album digitally in the U.S. and Canada on Aug. 21, with a CD release following on Sept. 18. The collection will be released internationally in both formats Sept. 17.
According to EMI Classics, the album is intended to provide "the perfect accompaniment to the Fifty Shades reading experience, setting a mysterious and alluring atmosphere with just the slightest hint of danger."
James noted that she is "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."
The "50 Shades" books — "50 Shades of Grey," "50 Shades Darker" and "50 Shades Freed" — have sold more than 31 copies worldwide. Universal Pictures and Focus Features are adapting the trilogy for the big screen.
Here's the track listing for "50 Shades of Grey — The Classical Album":
1. Lakme (Act I): Flower Duet (Mady Mesple, Danielle Millet)
2. Bach: Adagio from Concerto #3 BWV 974 (Alexandre Tharaud)
3. Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasilerias #5 – Cantilena (Barbara Hendricks)
4. Verdi: La Traviata Prelude (Riccardo Muti / Philharmonia Orchestra)
5. Pachelbel: Canon in D (Sir Neville Marriner/ Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields)
6. Tallis: Spem in Alium (The Tallis Scholars)
7. Chopin: Prelude #4 in E minor, Largo (Samson Francois)
8. Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto #2 – Adagio Sostenuto (Cecile Ousset, Sir Simon Rattle / CBSO)
9. Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (Sir Adrian Boult / LPO)
10. Canteloube: Chants d'auvergne, Bailero (Arleen Auger)
11. Chopin: Nocturne #1 in B-flat minor (Samson Francois)
12. Faure: Requiem – In Paradisum (Choir of King's College, Cambridge / Stephen Cleobury)
13. Bach: Goldberg Variation – Aria (Maria Tipo)
14. Debussy: La Fille Aux Cheveux de Lin (Moura Lympany)
15. Bach: Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring (Alexis Weissenberg)