Kraftwerk ‎– The Catalogue 12345678

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Kling Klang ‎– KLANG BOX 001, EMI ‎– 577 423 2
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Tracklist

Autobahn
1-1 Autobahn 22:46
1-2 Kometenmelodie 1 6:41
1-3 Kometenmelodie 2 5:32
1-4 Mitternacht 3:46
1-5 Morgenspaziergang 4:02
Radio-Activity
2-1 Geiger Counter 1:07
2-2 Radioactivity 6:41
2-3 Radioland 5:52
2-4 Airwaves 4:40
2-5 Intermission 0:39
2-6 News 1:17
2-7 The Voice Of Energy 0:55
2-8 Antenna 3:42
2-9 Radio Stars 3:34
2-10 Uranium 1:27
2-11 Transistor 2:14
2-12 Ohm Sweet Ohm 5:38
Trans Europe Express
3-1 Europe Endless 9:41
3-2 The Hall Of Mirrors 7:56
3-3 Showroom Dummies 6:15
3-4 Trans-Europe Express 6:38
3-5 Metal On Metal 7:05
3-6 Franz Schubert 4:26
3-7 Endless Endless 0:56
The Man-Machine
4-1 The Robots 6:12
4-2 Spacelab 5:57
4-3 Metropolis 6:01
4-4 The Model 3:41
4-5 Neon Lights 8:52
4-6 The Man-Machine 5:33
Computer World
5-1 Computer World 5:06
5-2 Pocket Calculator 4:57
5-3 Numbers 3:20
5-4 Computer World..2 3:25
5-5 Computer Love 7:19
5-6 Home Computer 6:21
5-7 It’s More Fun To Compute 4:16
Techno Pop
6-1 Boing Boom Tschak 2:57
6-2 Techno Pop 7:42
6-3 Musique Non Stop 5:44
6-4 The Telephone Call 8:04
6-5 Sex Object 6:51
6-6 Electric Cafe 4:17
The Mix
7-1 The Robots 8:58
7-2 Computer Love 6:39
7-3 Pocket Calculator 4:33
7-4 Dentaku 3:26
7-5 Autobahn 9:28
7-6 Radioactivity 6:53
7-7 Trans Europe Express 3:21
7-8 Abzug 2:18
7-9 Metal On Metal 4:59
7-10 Home Computer 8:02
7-11 Music Non Stop 6:38
Tour De France Soundtracks
8-1 Prologue 0:31
8-2 Tour De France Étape 1 4:27
8-3 Tour De France Étape 2 6:41
8-4 Tour De France Étape 3 3:57
8-5 Chrono 3:20
8-6 Vitamin 8:10
8-7 Aéro Dynamik 5:04
8-8 Titanium 3:22
8-9 Elektro Kardiogramm 5:16
8-10 La Forme 8:41
8-11 Régéneration 1:17
8-12 Tour De France 5:11

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Notes

Title given as "12345678" on the front, and as "The Catalogue 12345678" on the spine.

Box set containing eight original Kraftwerk albums from Autobahn (1974) to Tour De France Soundtracks (2003), omitting their first three albums (Kraftwerk, Kraftwerk 2 and Ralf & Florian). Discs contain no bonus material. The individual discs are housed in cardboard sleeves with different artwork. Disc 6, originally released as Electric Cafe, is titled Techno Pop in this set. This was the initial working title for the album prior to its original release in 1986.

The box was originally slated for a commercial release by EMI in 2004, but it was eventually put on hold, and got ultimately released in 2009, with a slightly modified tracklist for disc 6.

Both the box and the individual discs only credit Ralf Hutter [sic] and Florian Schneider for "Album concept + production".

Discs come with outdated copy protection, with a version of Winamp playing a 128kbps mp3 version of the disc when inserted into a computer.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
KLANGBOX 002DE, 50999 3 07852 2 9 Kraftwerk Der Katalog(Box, Comp + CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Album, RE, RM ) Kling Klang, EMI KLANGBOX 002DE, 50999 3 07852 2 9 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
KLANGBOX 002, 50999 9 67506 2 9 Kraftwerk The Catalogue(Box, Comp, RM + CD, Album, RE + CD, Album, RE + CD) Kling Klang, Mute KLANGBOX 002, 50999 9 67506 2 9 UK & Europe 2009 Sell This Version
KLANGBOX 002, 50999 9 67506 2 9 Kraftwerk The Catalogue(Box, Comp, RM + CD, Album, RE + CD, Album, RE + CD) Kling Klang, Astralwerks KLANGBOX 002, 50999 9 67506 2 9 US 2009 Sell This Version
KLANGBOX 002, TOCP-70819~26 Kraftwerk The Catalogue(Box, Comp, RM + CD, Album, RE + CD, Album, RE + CD) Kling Klang, EMI Music Japan Inc KLANGBOX 002, TOCP-70819~26 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
KLANGBOX 004DE, 5 0999 979411 25 Kraftwerk Der Katalog(Box, Comp, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Bla + CD, Album + CD,) Kling Klang, EMI KLANGBOX 004DE, 5 0999 979411 25 Germany 2012 Sell This Version

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poecker

poecker

April 2, 2010
edited over 6 years ago

Kraftwerks first try at remastering. In comparison to the officially-released 2009 remasters, it is no wonder Kraftwerk decided to ditch this and start over.
Especially the early albums Autobahn and Radioactivity have been partially destroyed. Their sound aesthetic relies on pink noise sounds a lot, and the denoising filters cut heavily into these sweeping sounds, leaving a feeling of harsh emptiness. The group avoided this problem on the 2009 remaster. Especially the intro of Radioactivity is heavily affected.

So, no need to shell out $$$ for this one. Just get the new box.
leavingharvard

leavingharvard

September 9, 2007

If you can get your hands on this, please do. I've been told there were 100 scheduled to be sent out by EMI but way less than that actually made it out the door. This set is worth tracking down because the remaster is unparalleled by anything today. There's absolutely no hiss at all, and it's a beauty.

As to the albums themselves, Ralf and Florian decided to choose to start with the album that began the path to their eventual sound, Autobahn. Doing this gives the boxset a more cohesive sound by removing the albums where the group was finding themselves musically.

It ends with the group's submission to the 2003 Tour de France, albeit they were a bit late in releasing this besides the single, and once again prove Kraftwerk is a group that can make little to no changes in their sound and still have a commercial success. The redone suite of Tour de France etapes are more varied than the original, added with classics such as Aero Dynamik that shows Kraftwerk is still relevant in today's world of advanced production.

The only downside I have about the boxset itself is that it lacks any type of special book and is copy protected. I've also been unable to break into Radioactivity as much as the rest of the albusm, but this is merely a personal problem. As this is a promo, and not the full release, we can expect these two areas to be remedied by the group.

5/5