Thursday, September 6, 2012

GIVEAWAY & Review: 15 Tones Compilation CD

Have you read Fifty Shades of Gray? Have you read the whole trilogy? 

15 Tones is a compilation of 15 songs that has been touted as a something that could be a potential soundtrack to the book Fifty Shades of Gray. I enjoyed listening to each of the songs on their own and have to admit that is has been a long time since I have heard the song "Do Me" by Bel Biv Devoe. That sure takes me back to a time when I didn't even really know what the song was really about (sure dates me, doesn't that.)

I really liked the (much) older songs by Marvin Gaye, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald and thought they were very appropriate to helping set the mood. Although, I wasn't sure about the few classical songs that were thrown in to the compilation. I am thinking that the mood could change drastically going from Sex Machine to Canon & Guige. I loved that it started out with "Let's Get It On" and I really thought "I Put A Spell On You" was so appropriate to the context of the book Fifty Shades. So, while I am not exactly sure on the the order in which they were all arranged, I do think this could be great as background music for any themed parties or book clubs that might be planned.

I must mention, this CD is not related to Fifty Shades. But with this book being so popular, there is a market of people looking for musical accompaniment to the story they are envisioning and this just might fit the bill.

ONE LUCKY READER WILL WIN A COPY OF THE 15 TONES CD.

The album offers a variety of sensual tracks, ranging all the way from classical (pieces by Chopin, DeBussy) to jazz and soul (Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, James Brown, Marvin Gaye), and everything in between (Bell Biv Devoe's "Do Me," Robert Palmer's "Addicted to Love.")





15 TONES is out now digitally on CD.
iTunes:  http://bit.ly/Lptg9F
Amazon:  http://amzn.to/MFxbQx
15 TONES TRACK LISTING
1. Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye
2. The Flower Duet from Lakme – performed by Katherine Jenkins featuring Kiri Te Kanawa and the Philharmonia Orchestra (L. Delibes)
3. Sex (I’m A...) – Berlin
4. Addicted To Love – Robert Palmer
5. Do Me! - Bell Biv Devoe
6. I'm Qualified To Satisfy You – Barry White
7. Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine, Pt. 1 – James Brown
8. Canon and Gigue in D Major – performed by The English Concert and Trevor Pinnock (J. Pachelbel)
9. What Is This Thing Called Love – Billie Holiday
10. I Put A Spell On You – Nina Simone
11. I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Ella Fitzgerald
12. Come Fly With Me – Shirley Horn
13. Nocturne No. 1 in B flat Minor, Opus 9 No. 1 – performed by Tamás Vásáry(F. Chopin)
14. Chained – Marvin Gaye
15. La Fille Aux Cheveux De Lin – performed by Philippe Cassard (C. DeBussy)
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I was given a copy of this CD for the purpose of review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and are not that of UMe. I was not given any monetary compensation for this post.

33 comments:

Tru@TRU TALES FEATS said...

I haven't read any of the books, but I like the songs on the cd.

Anita Yancey said...

My favorite of the songs is Addicted to Love by Robert Palmer.

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Anita Yancey said...

I haven't read any of the 50 Shades books yet, but I hope to soon. Thanks for having this giveaway.

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Marci Naf said...

Ella Fitzgerald, I've Got You Under My Skin!

Marci Naf said...

No haven't read any YET!

Dani said...

Addicted to Love is probably my favorite track.

Dani said...

No, I'm too busy living them. :)

cassandra said...

I like the nina simone song!
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cassandra said...

I am planning on reading the books super soon!
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Roberta said...

Ella Fitzgerald, I've Got You Under My Skin!

Roberta said...

I read the first two and can't wait to read the 3rd! i WAS wrong ON MY PREVIOUS POST! I LOVE the song, Let's Get It On by Mavin!!!

Kristie said...

My favorite is "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye. Classic! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

Kristie said...

I have not read any of the 50 Shades Trilogy. I might. I haven't decided yet. Usually I read Christian fiction and this is so polar opposite. I might though. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

Jessica P said...

I like " Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye" :) jessicapeeling@yahoo.com

Jessica P said...

I have not read any of the books yet! jessicapeeling@yahoo.com

pinklady705 said...

I like Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye the best.

pinklady705 said...

I haven't read any of the books.

Nicole Edwards said...

I like put a spell on you

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Nicole Edwards said...

I've read all 3 books and did so in a week's time :)

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one frugal lady said...

Marvin Gaye is my favorite!
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one frugal lady said...

I have not read any of these books!
:(
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Karen Hewitt said...

Ella!

I have read the books but was disappointed by the poor grammar errors I found.

kaseycone said...

Let's get it on. and nope. haven't read the books.

MaxxRose said...

What Is This Thing Called Love – Billie Holiday --I love her!!

MaxxRose said...

I haven't read any on the 50 shades books yet, but from the sounds of it, I really need to!

Amanda said...

I have not read them.

Amanda said...

11. I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Ella Fitzgerald

Jessica Barnett said...

marvin gay is classic but i have to say i wanna hear the belbivdevoe..its been so so long hahaha

Jessica Barnett said...

I want to read them but havent yet..waiting on someone to loan me a copy

Eliz said...

I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Ella Fitzgerald!

Eliz said...

I haven't read any of the books!

Jeni Mitchell said...

I love I'm Qualified To Satisfy You – Barry White. Ah...Mr. White. His voice is, well let's leave it at aaaahhhh.

Jeni Mitchell said...

I haven't had a chance to read the books yet. They are on my list though. I have some other books that I am currently reading.