Max Richter: The Blue Notebooks - 15 Years (Super Deluxe Book)

The Blue Notebooks - 15 Years (Super Deluxe Book)

Max Richter

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  • Release Date 04 September 2020
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Product code
4799905
Format
CD Box Set
Label
Decca Records

The Blue Notebooks 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 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.

Originally written in 2003, DG will be releasing a new edition to celebrate its 15th anniversary with brand new artwork and bonus content, such as new arrangements, remixes, as well as a completely unreleased new track.

Tracklisting

Disc: 1

  1. The Blue Notebooks
  2. On The Nature Of Daylight
  3. Horizon Variations
  4. Shadow Journal
  5. Iconography
  6. Vladimir's Blues
  7. Arboretum
  8. Old Song
  9. Organum
  10. The Trees
  11. Written On The Sky

Disc: 2

  1. A Catalogue of Afternoons*
  2. On the Nature of Daylight (Orchestra Version)
  3. Vladimir's Blues (2018)
  4. On the Nature of Daylight (Entropy)
  5. Iconography (Konx - Om
  6. Vladimir's Blues (Jlin Remix)