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Max Richter

The Blue Notebooks – Super Deluxe Edition

DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON



2cd + Hardcover Book + Notebook (pre-order)

Expected Release: 29th Jun 2018

£33.99


The Blue Notebooks was originally composed in the runup 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 and 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 and Czesław Miłosz's Hymn of the Pearl and Unattainable Earth. Both readings are by the British actress Tilda Swinton.

The Blue Notebooks – Super Deluxe Edition