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"Fifty Shades of Grey - The Classical Album" with music personally selected by author E L James

Published August 8, 2012 10:30 am

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Who says classical is boring?

EMI Classics will release "Fifty Shades of Grey - The Classical Album," a 15-track album featuring classical music personally selected by author E L James herself and referenced in her bestselling "Fifty Shades: book trilogy.

The album will be available digitally on August 21 and in CD format on September 18. Says James of the new album: "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." "Fifty Shades of Grey" follows the relationship of 27-year-old billionaire Christian Grey and college student Anastasia Steele. Subsequent novels in the series continue to explore the couple's deepening relationship.TRACK LISTING: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)