Release Date: 23 May 2018
Format: LP Double Vinyl
|Max Richter The Blue Notebooks - 15 Years Limited RSD 2018 Blue Vinyl 2LP Set
Exclusive RSD blue vinyl edition of original album + bonus tracks + remixes.(180g, coloured blue 2LP in transparent plastic sleeve gatefold)
“The Blue Notebooks” is one of Max Richter’s most successful albums to date and it 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 Czesł;;aw Mił;;osz's Hymn of the Pearl and Unattainable Earth. Both readings are by the British actress Tilda Swinton.