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E.L. James, the British author responsible for the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, will release an album to coincide with the success of the books.
James has already posted a soundtrack on her official website, which includes tracks mentioned in the books such as Kings of Leon’s “Sex on Fire” and “Lakmé (Act I): Flower Duet” by Alain Lombard, Mady Mesple, Danielle Millet & Orchestre du Théâtre National de l'Opéra-Comique as well as Britney Spears’ “Toxic.”
But Entertainment Weekly reports that the album will be strictly classical songs and will be released by EMI digitally on August 15, followed by a physical version on September 18.
James designated 15 songs that were mentioned in her books Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, and Fifty Shades Freed.
EMI has announced that with the release of the album, fans will be provided with “the perfect accompaniment to the Fifty Shades reading experience, setting a mysterious and alluring atmosphere with just the slightest hint of danger…”
James herself, said in a statement "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," USA Today.
Here’s the track list:
1. Lakmé (Act I): Flower Duet - Mady Mesplé, 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 François
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 François
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