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‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ album to be released

The 15-track classical album features music from EL James' erotic novel trilogy

The soundtrack to bestselling novels Fifty Shades Of Grey will be released next month.

The 15-track classical LP features music selected by elusive British author EL James and referenced in her Fifty Shades book trilogy, Music Week reports. The books have sold 5.3m copies in the UK alone.

‘Fifty Shades of Grey – The Classical Album’ will be available in the UK from September 17. James said of the 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.”

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The screen rights to the erotic novel have been acquired by Universal Pictures and Focus Features. The film adaptation is being produced by Mike De Luca and Dana Brunetti, who previously worked together on The Social Network. However, the project still has no screenwriter, director or confirmed stars.

The tracklisting for ‘Fifty Shades of Grey – The Classical Album’ is as follows:

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 Francois)
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 Francois)

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)

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