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At first I was a bit put off by the price of this. I decided to get it anyways and after receiving it I knew it was money well spent.
As a big Gas fan, I have the Nah Und Fern collection in addition to the original versions of some of the tracks altered in Nah Und Fern. The tracks included with this artbook can't be found in the compilation or anywhere else. The CD included with this is titled "November 89" and it shares many similarities with the albums included in Nah Und Fern, but also has a different feel to it. While many of the original Gas album tracks build upon each other, the tracks in November 89 are much more ambiguous and separate. There are 5 tracks, Tal 90 being my personal favorite.
I was also somewhat bothered that the book was paperback since most high quality collector's books are hardback. However my worries were misplaced, as the book is very beautiful and elegant. The words on the front, spine, and back are emphasized in smooth, shiny red lettering. The pages inside are high quality paper and there's a very nice contrast throughout the entire book between deep darks and soft highlights. There are very few words overall--this is a true artbook in the sense that the images do all the "talking".
This is a must have for any Gas fan or anyone who enjoys meditation through soundscapes. The photos in the book are very fitting for the music and it's quite a mental journey to focus on the images while listening and just get lost in them.