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“Fifty Shades of Grey” gets classical soundtrack

It’s a fairly safe bet that most playlists for those more intimate bedroom moments these days don’t include classical music in the likes of Chopin’s “Nocturne No. 1 in B-flat minor.”

But apparently composers like Bach get “Fifty Shades of Grey” author E.L. James pretty excited. For the popular novel, which explores the world of BDSM, one might expect a steamy soundtrack. But on Aug. 21, EMI Classics will release “Fifty Shades of Grey — The Classical Album” featuring 15 tracks from Lakmé, Rachmaninoff and more.

Besides his affinity for all things kink, main character Christian Grey actually loves classical music as well. U.K. book fans purchased enough copies of 16th century composer Thomas Tallis’  “Spem in Alium,” which is referenced in the book, to put it on the top of the country’s classical charts.

“The ‘Fifty Shades’ books are a bona fide cultural phenomenon,” Wendy Ong, vice president of EMI Classics, said in a statement. “They offer an exciting new way to present this timeless music to audiences who might not otherwise be exposed to it.” -Kelsey Fowler

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Kelsey Fowler is the 2012 Features Intern at The Denver Post, currently studying nothing music-related at Ithaca College. Help keep her in the loop on Twitter.

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  • Tyson Blue

    The fact that this is a best selling book demonstrates the low state of society and culture in general. The book is nothing but filth written by a godless pagan for a degenerate world. The book is the new face of paganistic society where people live like trash. I don’t see anything fascinating about the book and  it was obviously written by someone with an unregenrate/filthy mind. Of course Hollywood will seize any opportunity to flood the world with the filth that emanates from the sewers of Hollywood moguls and can always find a lost soul like the author of this book to continue to peddle the filth of paganism and sexual perversion. I feel sorry for the author of this book because she obviously doens’t realize how filthy and corrupt her mind is and how far she really is from a Holy God. The apostle Paul described people like this and stated that they have a “conscience seared with a hot iron.” People with a “reprobate mind” will do just about anything for money and she is one of them. Don’t waste your money or time on the filth propagated in this book.