Bach’s Psychedelic Harpsichord

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Another in Nonesuch’s off-the-wall sleeve designs from the 60s and 70s. Abe Guervin is behind the pastel artwork, which shows a busy soiree straight out of Yellow Submarine. Albert Fuller’s performance of Bach’s Partitas Nos. 2 & 6 is quite solid, but it’s hard to look past the bejeweled harpsichordist and the bikinied woman rising out of the back of the instrument. Nor the mutant felines, the retro vegetation, and miniature flamingo in the corner. If you went to a harpsichord recital after taking mushrooms and LSD, and washing it down with a gallon of absinthe, you might attend a concert like this.

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