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Max Richter

The Blue Notebooks – Super Deluxe Edition


2cd + Hardcover Book + Notebook

Released: 29th Jun 2018


deutsche gramophone releases a 15th anniversary edition of this emotionally gripping album with bonus content, including new arrangements, remixes, as well as a completely unreleased new track, packaged with a hardcover book and notebook.

the record was originally composed in the run-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Richter has described it as "a protest album about Iraq, a mediation on violence – both the violence that I had personally experienced around me as a child & the violence of war, at the utter futility of so much armed conflict." The album was recorded about a week after mass protests against the war. It features readings from Franz Kafka's ‘The Blue Octavo Notebooks’ & Czesław Miłosz's ‘Hymn of the Pearl’ & ‘Unattainable Earth’. Both readings are by beloved English actress Tilda Swinton.

The Blue Notebooks – Super Deluxe Edition