Retrospective

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Considering that Max Richter's soundtrack work far outpaces the rate at which he releases his own albums, this Deutsche Grammophon collection of four of his earliest works is a welcome reminder of their magic. Retrospective gathers his instant-classic, Franz Kafka-inspired 2004 album The Blue Notebooks, which features the Tilda Swinton collaboration "On the Nature of Daylight" and introduced Richter's expressive mix of classical and electronic music to many listeners; the like-minded Songs from Before, which featured Robert Wyatt reading Haruki Murakami texts over Richter's sensitive, piano-driven compositions; 24 Postcards in Full Colour, an eclectic and emotive ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Considering that Max Richter's soundtrack work far outpaces the rate at which he releases his own albums, this Deutsche Grammophon collection of four of his earliest works is a welcome reminder of their magic. Retrospective gathers his instant-classic, Franz Kafka-inspired 2004 album The Blue Notebooks, which features the Tilda Swinton collaboration "On the Nature of Daylight" and introduced Richter's expressive mix of classical and electronic music to many listeners; the like-minded Songs from Before, which featured Robert Wyatt reading Haruki Murakami texts over Richter's sensitive, piano-driven compositions; 24 Postcards in Full Colour, an eclectic and emotive collection of ringtone-inspired miniatures; and Infra, a piece composed for the Royal Ballet and inspired in equal measure by T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land and Franz Schubert's Winterreise. The collection also includes bonus tracks for each album, including a full orchestral version of "On the Nature of Daylight" and an essay by Paul Morley. Retrospective offers a wonderful way for fans to experience these albums to their fullest, and for newcomers to learn what all the fuss is about.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/5/2014
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • UPC: 028947930655
  • Catalog Number: 002115002
  • Sales rank: 16,168

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Blue Notebooks (1:19)
  2. 2 On the Nature of Daylight (6:11)
  3. 3 Horizon Variations (1:52)
  4. 4 Shadow Journal (8:22)
  5. 5 Iconography (3:38)
  6. 6 Vladimir's Blues (1:18)
  7. 7 Arboretum (2:53)
  8. 8 Old Song (2:11)
  9. 9 Organum (3:13)
  10. 10 The Trees (7:52)
  11. 11 Written On the Sky (1:47)
  12. 12 On the Nature of Daylight (6:34)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Song (4:12)
  2. 2 Flowers For Yulia (6:50)
  3. 3 Fragment (1:41)
  4. 4 Harmonium (4:21)
  5. 5 Ionosphere (1:27)
  6. 6 Autumn Music 1 (3:54)
  7. 7 Time Passing (1:51)
  8. 8 Sunlight (5:35)
  9. 9 Lullaby (0:53)
  10. 10 Autumn Music 2 (3:49)
  11. 11 Verses (1:43)
  12. 12 From the Rue Vilin (1:10)
  13. 13 Leo (2:25)
Disc 3
  1. 1 The Road is a Grey Tape (1:01)
  2. 2 H Is New England (1:50)
  3. 3 This Picture of Us. P. (1:36)
  4. 4 Lullaby From the Westcoast Sleepers (2:02)
  5. 5 When the Northern Lights/Jaspar and Louise (1:01)
  6. 6 Circles From the Rue Simon - Crubellier (1:04)
  7. 7 Cascade NW By W (1:11)
  8. 8 A Sudden Manhattan of the Mind (2:49)
  9. 9 In Louisville At 7 (1:03)
  10. 10 Cathodes (1:01)
  11. 11 I Was Just Thinking (1:00)
  12. 12 A Song For H/Far Away (2:08)
  13. 13 Return To Prague (1:02)
  14. 14 Broken Symmetries For Y (1:00)
  15. 15 Berlin By Overnight (1:27)
  16. 16 Cradle Song For A (Interstate) B3 (2:11)
  17. 17 Kierling/Doubt (0:50)
  18. 18 From 553 W Elm Street, Logan Illinois (Snow) (0:57)
  19. 19 Tokyo Riddle Song (1:00)
  20. 20 The Tartue Piano (2:05)
  21. 21 Cold Fusion For G (0:35)
  22. 22 32 Via San Nicolo (1:23)
  23. 23 Found Song For P. (2:24)
  24. 24 H Thinks A Journey (1:07)
  25. 25 Hope Strings Eternal (1:20)
  26. 26 So Long Orpheus (2:27)
  27. 27 Thermodynamics (0:44)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Infra 1 (4:04)
  2. 2 Journey 1 (2:09)
  3. 3 Infra 2 (4:27)
  4. 4 Infra 3 (3:01)
  5. 5 Journey 2 (2:13)
  6. 6 Infra 4 (2:45)
  7. 7 Journey 3 (2:50)
  8. 8 Journey 4 (4:39)
  9. 9 Journey 5 (1:13)
  10. 10 Infra 5 (5:16)
  11. 11 Infra 6 (2:52)
  12. 12 Infra 7 (1:45)
  13. 13 Infra 8 (3:27)
  14. 14 Sub Piano (0:49)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Max Richter Primary Artist, Piano, electronics
Robert Wyatt Readings
John Metcalfe Viola
Tilda Swinton Readings
Alison Dodds Violin
Ian Burdge Cello
Nick Barr Viola
Chris Worsey Cello
Natalia Bonner Violin
Philip Sheppard Cello
Robert McFall Violin
Louisa Fuller Violin, Soloist
Francis McDonald Drums
Su-a Lee Cello
Technical Credits
Steve Parr Engineer
Paul Morley Liner Notes
Nick Wollage Engineer
Mandy Parnell Mastering
Max Richter Composer, Producer
Merle Kersten Art Direction
Mark Rankin Engineer
Yulia Mahr Cover Photo, Back Cover Photo
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