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Studio album by Ludovico Einaudi
Released 5 October 2009
Genre Contemporary classical music
Length 1:07:20
Label Sony Classical
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Nightbook[1] is an album created by Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi and released in 2009. The album saw Einaudi take a new direction with his music as he incorporated synthesized sounds alongside his solo piano playing. A new approach could be seen with tracks such as "Nightbook", and "Lady Labyrinth" where the element of percussion was utilized along the piano, acting as a driving force throughout the song. In Italy the album went Gold with more than 35,000 copies sold. [2] Einaudi describes this album as "A night-time landscape. A garden faintly visible under the dull glow of the night sky. A few stars dotting the darkness above, shadows of the trees all around. Light shining from a window behind me. What I can see is familiar, but it seems alien at the same time. It's like a dream - anything may happen."

The title track "Nightbook" was used in the TV advertisement for the Channel 4 drama "Any Human Heart". The track "Lady Labyrinth" is often used as background music in Top Gear specials.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "In Principio" 2:51
2. "Lady Labyrinth" 5:30
3. "Nightbook" 5:50
4. "Indaco" 5:21
5. "The Snow Prelude N. 15" 4:28
6. "Eros" 5:36
7. "The Crane Dance" 3:05
8. "The Snow Prelude N. 2" 4:08
9. "The Tower" 4:40
10. "Reverie" 4:40
11. "Bye Bye Mon Amour" 7:37
12. "The Planets" 7:07
13. "Solo" (Hidden track, also known as "Piste Sans Titre 13", which literally means "Untitled Track 13" in the Dutch release) 8:46


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Italy (FIMI)[3] Gold 30,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone