In the words of “Fifty Shades Of Grey”’s Victorian-leaning protagonist, Anastasia Steele, oh my! In case the series hasn’t been covered at your last youth group or MENSA meeting, here’s the brief rundown: The erotica trilogy follows the steamy relationship of mousey college grad Anastasia Steele (who’s somehow lived in the modern age without an email address) and mega effed-up mogul Christian Grey.
The series is slated for adaptation to the big screen (and sadly Bret Easton Ellis will not be writing the script, nor has Emma Watson read the script, which is like, suuuuuuure you haven’t!) that all of you pervy sorts will see whether you admit it or not.
And now, there’s a classical album set for release, curated by author E.L. James. The classical soundtrack references the music in the naughty page-turner, so you can enjoy BDSM (or just reading about it) set to classical music that creates “a mysterious and alluring atmosphere with just the slightest hint of danger…”
Check out the track list below so you can channel Anastasia and Christian’s penthouse ambiance to the sweet dulcet tones of Verdi. At your own risk, of course. Remember: Hard limits are everything. Laters, baby.
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)
What do you think of the album? In the parlance of FSOG, are you EXPLODING around it, or are you not letting it into your red room of pain? Let us know. Pre-order Fifty Shades Of Grey: The Classical Album on Amazon or on iTunes, due out on Aug. 21.