Piers Adams writes
Dear SRP Members
This week has been an exciting one for the recorder – the first time a recorder-led album has made it to the top of the UK classical charts!
My new CD with Red Priest – The Baroque Bohemians – is currently sitting at No.1 in the Specialist Classical Chart and No.5 in the Classical Artist Chart.
This has very much been a ‘ground up’ achievement that has come about exclusively as a result of exceptional sales at our concerts over the past week. It appears to have taken the major labels – not to mention Classic FM – somewhat by surprise!
This is a rare window of opportunity to get some mainstream media exposure for the recorder, and our big challenge now is to maintain our position… and this is where we would like your help! As we near the end of our launch tour we need as many sales as possible through our website – especially this week, as the CD won’t be officially released to other retailers until Friday.
At www.redpriest.com/shop we are selling the disc this week at a 20% discount (cheaper than anywhere else on the internet) – and as a special offer to SRP members we have added in an extra 10% discount: just enter the code ‘number1’ into the ‘Discount Code’ box before you purchase (offer expires on Oct 6).
So… As your Vice President I hereby invoke ancient recorder law and command you to support our humble instrument (and order your copy before Thursday)!
With many thanks and warm wishes to all.