Fifty Shades of Grey [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Fifty Shades of Grey [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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Overview

If the soundtrack to Fifty Shades of Grey -- EL James' Twilight fan fiction-turned-erotic literature sensation -- is any indication, Sam Taylor-Johnson decided to tackle the tricky problem of dramatizing the book's sex scenes by swapping seduction for S&M. Apart from Danny Elfman's cheekily titled "Did That Hurt?" -- a selection from the score that closes the album -- there isn't any musical indication that Fifty Shades of Grey plays with taboos. Although Beyonce taps into a bit of dark, creepy sexuality via remixes of "Haunted" and "Crazy in Love," a vibe the Weeknd trumps with his originals "Earned It" and "Where You Belong," most of this is textbook big-screen sex -- all slow, slinky beats and glistening surfaces, the sound that scored nearly every seduction movie that followed in the wake of Adrian Lyne's 9 ½ Weeks. A couple of the selections are indeed very familiar from this kind of movie -- Rolling Stones' "Beast of Burden" is hauled out yet again, Sinatra is here with "Witchcraft," Annie Lennox gets the plum role of singing "I Put a Spell on You" -- but otherwise the soundtrack follows familiar beats. First, the numbers are a little flirtier -- Laura Welsh's "Undiscovered" is insistent and almost bright, Jesse Ware's "Meet Me in the Middle" is a nice bit of slow-burning retro-soul -- but once this album gives way to Ellie Goulding's "Love Me Like You Do" on track five, it moves into the area of background romantic music, a vibe that's sometimes pierced by those overly familiar oldies that surely play a bigger role onscreen than they do on album. So, the soundtrack to Fifty Shades of Grey winds up as something conventional: high-thread count seduction with nary a hint of menace, suitable for any romantic evening you choose.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/10/2015
Label: Republic
UPC: 0602547174390
catalogNumber: 002259502
Rank: 2242

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Frank Sinatra   Vocals
Mick Jagger   Vocals,Background Vocals
Ronnie Wood   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Charlie Watts   Drums
Bill Wyman   Bass Guitar
Annie Lennox   Percussion,Piano,Vocals
Paul Bushnell   Bass
Mike Dean   Guitar,Drums,Keyboards
Ivan Hussey   Cello
Stephen Hussey   Violin,Viola
Keith Richards   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Mike Stevens   Guitar,Keyboards,Hammond Organ
Neal Wilkinson   Drums
Jason Cooper   Drums
Oliver Kraus   Cello
Max Martin   Bass,Percussion,Drums,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Michael Chaves   Guitar,Omnichord
Sia Furler   Vocals
Mattias Johansson   Violin
Richard Brook   Percussion
Simon Finch   Trumpet
Stephan Moccio   Piano,Keyboards
Kate Robinson   Violin
Mattias Bylund   Strings
Alison Bjorkedal   Harp
Savan Kotecha   Background Vocals
Ali Payami   Bass,Percussion,Drums,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Adam Christgau   Percussion
Jo Silverston   Cello
Nicol Thomson   Trombone
Ellie Goulding   Vocals
Vanessa Freebairn-Smith   Cello
Jonathan Martin Berry   Guitar
Oscar Görres   Background Vocals
Mattias Larsson   Background Vocals
Laura Welsh   Vocals
Jessie Ware   Vocals
Skylar Grey   Vocals
Oscar Holter   Background Vocals
AWOLNATION   Vocals
Weeknd   Vocals
David Bukovinszky   Cello
Ilya Salmanzadeh   Background Vocals
Simon Bloor   Guitar,Keyboards
Robin Fredriksson   Background Vocals
Abel Tesfaye   Vocals
Peter Carlsson   Background Vocals
Ludvig Söderberg   Background Vocals
Boots   Background Vocals
Chris Hill   Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

Danny Elfman   Composer,Producer
Mick Jagger   Composer
Bruce Springsteen   Composer
Cy Coleman   Composer
Eugene Record   Composer
Annie Lennox   String Arrangements
Steve Bartek   Orchestration
Mike Dean   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Stephen Hussey   Orchestration
Keith Richards   Composer
Eric Stenman   Engineer
Mike Stevens   Programming,String Arrangements
Mike Fennel   Engineer
Brian West   Composer
Jason Cooper   Programming,Instrumentation
Oliver Kraus   Composer,Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Max Martin   Composer,Programming,Producer
Sandy Brummels   Art Direction
Carolyn Leigh   Composer
Shawn Carter   Composer
Gerald Eaton   Composer
Aaron Bruno   Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Amanda Ghost   Composer
Beyoncé Knowles   Composer,Producer,Vocal Producer
Jessica Ware   Composer
Michael Chaves   Programming,Instrumentation
Rich Harrison   Composer
John Hanes   Engineer
Martin Cooke   Engineer
Sia Furler   Composer,Programming,Instrumentation
Noah Snyder   Engineer
Dave Cavanaugh   Producer
Jay Hawkins   Composer
Stephan Moccio   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer
Sean Tallman   Engineer
Nicolas Fournier   Engineer
Michael Diamond   Remixing
Devonté Hynes   Composer
Mattias Bylund   Engineer,String Arrangements
Alison Bjorkedal   Programming,Instrumentation
Hit Boy   drum programming
Savan Kotecha   Composer
Graham Archer   Programming,Additional Production
Ali Payami   Composer,Programming,Producer
Adam Christgau   Programming,Instrumentation
Ramon Rivas   Engineer
Jordan Stilwell   Engineer
Emile Haynie   Composer,Producer
Philip Cohen   Music Business Affairs
Sam Holland   Engineer
Dave Okumu   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Stuart White   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Eric Robinson   Engineer
Ahmad Balshe   Composer
Jason Quenneville   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Laura Welsh   Composer
Ben Vella   Programming,Producer
Skylar Grey   Composer
Ilya Salmanzadeh   Composer
Barney Freeman   Programming,Producer
Dan Heath   Producer
Jay Bicknell   Programming,Engineer
Abel Tesfaye   Composer
Peter Carlsson   Vocal Editing
Tove Nilsson   Composer
Boots   Composer,Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements,Instrumentation
Blythe Pepino   Composer,Programming,Producer
Margot   String Arrangements
Jessica Kelly   Art Direction
Benjamin Vella   Composer
Barnabas Freeman   Composer

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