SOURCE: Universal Music Enterprises

Universal Music Enterprises

June 19, 2012 12:00 ET

Ears Up, Shades Down: '15 Tones' Offers Erotic Aural Enjoyment

Compilation of Classics Includes Love Songs From Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Robert Palmer, Barry White, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone and More

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 19, 2012) - Women are increasingly turning to erotic entertainment in various forms to satisfy their emotional needs, whether that be e-books, movies or music. In fact, a whole new genre, dubbed by some pundits "Mommy Porn," is now dominating best-seller lists around the world, with its combination of extreme forms of love and sex, including elements of bondage and S&M.

With that in mind, Universal Music Enterprises is releasing its own musical variation on the form, dubbed 15 Tones, a collection of songs from its vast catalog designed to appeal to those women (and curious men) looking to satisfy their deep-seated desires with an edgy, romantic ode to the art of sexual satisfaction in all its myriad forms.

15 Tones combines that same number of romantic, provocative heaters by the likes of Marvin Gaye ("Let's Get It On," "Chained"), Barry White ("I'm Qualified to Satisfy You"), Billie Holiday ("What Is This Thing Called Love"), Nina Simone ("I Put a Spell on You"), Ella Fitzgerald ("I've Got You Under My Skin") and Shirley Horn ("Come Fly With Me") with more explicit, salacious come-ons by James Brown ("Get Up [I Feel Like Being a] Sex Machine, Pt. 1"), Robert Palmer ("Addicted to Love") and Berlin ("Sex [I'm a]"), Bell Biv Devoe ("Do Me!). In addition, there are four classical numbers to put you in the mood, including "The Flower Duet" from Lakme (Katherine Jenkins featuring Kiri Te Kanawa and the Philharmonia Orchestra), "Canon and Gigue in D Major (The English Concert and Trevor Pinnock), Chopin's "Nocturne No. 1 in B flat Minor, Opus 9 No. 1 (Tamas Vasary) and DeBussy's "La Fille Aux Cheveux de Lin" (Philippe Cassard).

The digital version will be available on June 19, with the physical CD set for release July 10.

If 15 Tones were a book, and there were a soundtrack accompanying such a literary breakthrough, it would be this album, curated for maximum impact. Taken together, 15 Tones creates a variety that sets a mood and sustains it, creating aural pleasure that makes a great companion for any activity or just that bedside reading. It's the most fun you can have listening to music.