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The Baronics - Get Bach! Re-Editeddotdotdotdot
artworkI loved this the first time around, and reissued it seems even more current. Superb playing and fine arranging of wonderful classical music.
Picks: Spring R.269 Concerto In E Major, Summer R.315 Concerto In G Minor, Fall R.293 Concerto In F Major, Winter R.297 Concerto In F Minor, Rondo Alla Turca, Invention 1 and 13, Kanon, Moonlight Sonata, Serenade No. 13 K525, Bourre'e intro, Bourre'e, Spring R.269 Concerto In E Major

Track by Track Review


Spring R.269 Concerto In E Major dotdotdotdot
Classical Surf (Instrumental)

Piercing pure leads and a surf beat and glissandos. Meet the Ventures replacements. This is incredible. Antonio Vivaldi was a surf punk!

Summer R.315 Concerto In G Minor dotdotdotdot
Classical Surf (Instrumental)

A fast intro and really cool. What fun! Shimmer accented by Isaac Hayes funky guitar chops. Amazingly catchy.

Fall R.293 Concerto In F Major dotdotdotdot
Classical Surf (Instrumental)

Pure surf sound and really nice arrangement. The sax accents and the break are stunning.

Winter R.297 Concerto In F Minor dotdotdotdot
Classical Surf (Instrumental)

Trinidad drums and Reggae rhythms under a shimmering island guitar produce a great calming affect.

Rondo Alla Turca dotdotdotdot
Classical Surf (Instrumental)

When the Nice recorded their proto-prog rendition, I was impressed. Surfed up, it's very VERY cool. Vibrato and shimmer and oh-joy!

Invention 1 and 13 dotdotdot
Classical Surf (Instrumental)

The waves open to a Packards-like arrangement of this ancient surf tune (tee-hee). Quite a nice track.

Kanon dotdotdotdot
Classical Surf (Instrumental)

I'm so glad they included a live version of this. The version on their first CD is spectacular, and it's cool to see them do it live. Bitchin' inviting, and more than you'd expect, unless you already know about Les Baronics.

Moonlight Sonata dotdotdot
Classical Surf (Instrumental)

This track reminds me a bit of the Illusion (Jane Relf & Jim McCarty's post Renaissance band), just more intimate sounding. Beautiful, moody, and I like the electric piano a lot.

Serenade No. 13 K525 dotdotdotdot
Classical Surf (Instrumental)

Delicately plucked and wonderful. All those years ago, "Serenade No. 13 K525" didn't really please me much, and maybe it's age, but this sure is wonderful now!

Bourre'e intro dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a solo tremolo guitar intro to the next track. Quite pleasant!

Bourre'e dotdotdot
Acoustic Classical Surf (Instrumental)

Acoustic guitar intro moves to "Pipeline" shimmer with a Rockabilly beat and ska rhythm. Nifty tune - way fun!

Spring R.269 Concerto In E Major dotdotdotdot
Classical Surf (Instrumental)

Piercing pure leads and a surf beat and glissandos. Meet the Ventures replacements. This is incredible. Antonio Vivaldi was a surf punk!