Fifty Shades of Grey [Remixes]

Fifty Shades of Grey [Remixes]


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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. [A remix album was also released.]

Product Details

Release Date: 05/04/2015
Label: Republic
UPC: 0602547341624
catalogNumber: 002326502
Rank: 51194

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Steve Bartek   Performing Ensemble
Paul Bushnell   Bass
Mike Dean   Guitar,Drums,Keyboards
Jason Cooper   Drums
Oliver Kraus   Cello
Max Martin   Bass,Percussion,Drums,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Aaron Bruno   Instrumental
Michael Chaves   Guitar,Omnichord
Sia Furler   Instrumental,Vocals
Mattias Johansson   Violin
Yoad Nevo   Bass
Stephan Moccio   Instrumental,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
Ellie Goulding   Vocals
Vanessa Freebairn-Smith   Cello
Dave Okumu   Instrumental
Oscar Görres   Background Vocals
Mattias Larsson   Background Vocals
Laura Welsh   Vocals
Jessie Ware   Vocals
Skylar Grey   Vocals
Oscar Holter   Background Vocals
David Bukovinszky   Cello
Simon Bloor   Guitar,Keyboards
Robin Fredriksson   Background Vocals
Abel Tesfaye   Vocals
Peter Carlsson   Background Vocals
Ludvig Söderberg   Background Vocals
ILYA   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Danny Elfman   Composer,Producer
Bruce Springsteen   Composer
Mike Dean   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Dave Reitzas   Programming
Eric Stenman   Engineer
Mike Fennel   Engineer
Brian West   Composer,Remixing
Oliver Kraus   Composer,Producer,Remixing
Max Martin   Composer,Programming,Producer
Sandy Brummels   Art Direction
Gerald Eaton   Composer
Aaron Bruno   Programming,Producer
Amanda Ghost   Composer
Michael Seltzer   Legal Advisor
Kaskade   Remixing
Martin Cooke   Engineer
Sia Furler   Composer,Programming
Stephan Moccio   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer
Sean Tallman   Engineer
Nicolas Fournier   Engineer
Devonté Hynes   Composer
Mattias Bylund   Engineer,String Arrangements
Savan Kotecha   Composer
Graham Archer   Programming,Additional Production
Ali Payami   Composer,Programming,Producer
Jordan Stilwell   Engineer
Emile Haynie   Composer,Producer
Philip Cohen   Music Business Affairs
Sam Holland   Engineer
Dave Okumu   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Eric Robinson   Engineer
Ahmad Balshe   Composer
Jason Quenneville   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Laura Welsh   Composer
Ben Vella   Programming,Producer
Jessie Ware   Composer
Christine Calip   Legal Advisor
Skylar Grey   Composer
Ilya Salmanzadeh   Composer
Barney Freeman   Programming,Producer
Dan Heath   Producer
Jay Bicknell   Programming,Engineer
Hippie Sabotage   Remixing
Abel Tesfaye   Composer
Peter Carlsson   Vocal Editing
SOHN   Remixing
Tove Nilsson   Composer
Marian Hill   Remixing
Canvas   Remixing
Blythe Pepino   Composer,Programming,Producer
Jessica Kelly   Art Direction
Benjamin Vella   Composer
Barnabas Freeman   Composer
Gazzo   Remixing
Noah Synder   Engineer
Heavy Mellow   Remixing
Robotaki   Remixing
Praia   Remixing

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