I've said it before and I'll say it until the heat death of the universe: this is an AWFUL book. Bad writing. Bad characters (since when is an abusive relationship romantic?). Bad porn. Bad BDSM.
Bad. Bad. BAD. Do NOT give in to pressure and give your money to this hack writer.
That being said, I have to fulfill my role as a music nerd by pointing out that this album "inspired" by the book--whatever the f**k that means--is not a terrible collection of classical music.
he album will be available in North America digitally on August 21st and in CD format on September 18th. The album will be released internationally in both formats on September 17th.
Here's the tracklisting.
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)