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Max Richter's 8 hour lullaby will stream for first time on World Sleep Day / uDiscover Music

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The full eight-hour version of contemporary British composer Max Richter's highly-acclaimed Sleep is to be made available for streaming through all digital platforms for the first time on 16 March. The release ties in with Richter's two overnight performance of Sleep. The first is at the legendary SXSW Festival in Texas on 16 March - which is also World Sleep Day around the world – and the second is at New Zealand's Auckland Festival on 18 March.

First released in its entirety as a digital album through Deutsche Grammophon in 2015, Sleep has also spawned a truncated 60-minute version album – known as From Sleep – which also been available on physical formats and has been acclaimed on the international stage. Now, to tie in with the eight-hour album streaming, North America's Vinyl Me Please will be releasing a very special, exclusive limited version of the 1 hour From Sleep on marbled vinyl on 30 March. Fashioned as "an eight-hour lullaby" by its composer, Sleep is scored for piano, strings, electronics and vocals – but no words. 

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