Taking its title – bizarrely – from a David Bowie hit, Red Priest’s fifth offering is a tribute to the greatness of Johann Sebastian Bach. The disc features well known favourites such as the Toccata and Fugue in D minor and Brandenburg Concerto no.3 alongside a host of colourful arrangements from the sonatas, concertos, suites and keyboard works.
'It’s pretty difficult to imagine anyone in Bach’s time or our own managing to pull off quite such a coup of collective virtuosity and unashamed display as does Red Priest, a singularly skilled foursome' INTERNATIONAL RECORD REVIEW
'to my mind this new release is the group’s finest.....I would recommend the Bach collection unreservedly to all.' FANFARE, USA
' a fun-packed Bach-fest from Red Priest that's sure to raise a smile... ' GRAMOPHONE
‘if you think baroque music is dull you should listen to one of my favourite baroque ensembles, Red Priest, putting rock back into baroque........I love Red Priest; they are really out to show that baroque doesn't have to be boring .....these are captivating arrangements by cracking good classical musicians.’ DAVID MELLOR, CLASSIC FM, THE NEW CD SHOW
‘I am sure many will enjoy this audacious display of virtuosity from Piers Adams....from the inventiveness of the transcription of the famous organ Toccata and Fugue in D minor to the more straightforward arrangements of excerpts from flute and oboe sonatas.’ THE STRAD
Fun with JS Bach but not at the expense of his music … deserves to be a runaway success...’
‘Each of these artists is a sterling instrumentalist, palying at the top of his or her game – virtuosity personidified. Adams’ recorder is quite phenomenal – I am amazed at what he accomplishes on it.’ AUDIOPHILE