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Exclusive RSD Blue vinyl edition of original album and bonus tracks and remixes. Deluxe sleeve Gatefold, matt varnish, hot foil (blue). 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 Czesław Miłosz's Hymn of the Pearl and Unattainable Earth. Both readings are by the British actress Tilda Swinton.