Kraftwerk ‎– Computer World

Warner Bros. Records ‎– HS 3549
Vinyl, LP, Album, Winchester Pressing

Companies, etc.


Pressing variation, pressed by Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Winchester per '─◁' and 'WW2' in runout grooves.

Printed on the labels:
Kling Klang Produkt

Printed on the back cover:
Warner Bros. Records Inc., a subsidiary and licensee of Warner Bros. Inc., a Warner Communications company.

Printed on the spine:
Printed in U.S.A.

Unofficial versions available as clear, yellow, or glow in the dark vinyl, claimed by sellers to be US or Australian releases; labels are reproductions of the 1981 Warner label without the company address ringing the outer edge and the inner sleeve is a plain paper one. The official release has only ever been available pressed on black vinyl.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7599-23549-1
  • Barcode (String): 07599235491
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout variant #1 side A [hand-etched]): HS-1-3549 WW2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout variant #1 side B [hand-etched]): HS-2-3549 WW2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout variant #2 side A [hand-etched + machine-stamped 'rifle']): HS-1-3549 WW2 #3 ─◁
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout variant #2 side B [hand-etched + machine-stamped 'rifle']): HS-2-3549 WW2 #3 ─◁
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout variant #3 side A [hand-etched + machine-stamped 'rifle']]): HS-1-3549 WW3 ─◁
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout variant #3 side B [hand-etched + machine-stamped 'rifle']]): HS-1-3549 WW2 #2 ─◁
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout variant #4 side A [hand-etched]): HS-1-3549 WW3 · ─◁
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout variant #4 side B [hand-etched]): HS-2-3549 WW2 # 4 · ─◁
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 154) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
1C 064-46 311 Kraftwerk Computerwelt(LP, Album) EMI Electrola, EMI, Kling Klang 1C 064-46 311 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
9 3549-1 Kraftwerk Computer World(LP, Album, RE) Elektra 9 3549-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
EMC 3370 Kraftwerk Computer · World(LP, Album, Lam) EMI EMC 3370 India 1981 Sell This Version
50999 9 66023 2 4, CDSTUMM 307 Kraftwerk Computer World(CD, Album, RE, RM) Kling Klang, Mute 50999 9 66023 2 4, CDSTUMM 307 UK & Europe 2009 Sell This Version
3C 264 64370 Kraftwerk Computer World(Cass, Album) EMI 3C 264 64370 Italy 1981 Sell This Version


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August 22, 2015
Run-out markings on mine are LW2 #64, but an original press. Don't see this variation listed.


July 19, 2015
The first Kraftwerk album I bought and still a favourite. Love it for not having a bad track on it. My first Kraftwerk experience was the Autobahn 7" vinyl, which I still have. Have only seen Kraftwerk once at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester on the Computerworld tour. A concert I will always remember as one of the best I have ever been to. A band way ahead of their time producing music I will never get tired of listening to.


May 25, 2015

Kraftwerk at their best IMO, really a seminal piece of work here. I can only really lob heaps of praise onto this album, it really is that amazing.
This was at the point when Synthpop was having its genesis in Europa, largely inspired by Kraftwerk themselves, when Kraftwerk came back from their 3 year hiatus of retooling Kling Klang to deliver us this meisterwerk, which Kraftwerk had a hard time following up, with the technopop industry catching up with them and having a hard time innovating with "Electric Cafe".



March 21, 2015

This is amongst their best. What each layer of sound may appear simplistic the sheer magnificence of Kraftwerk is that these layers are not overdone and they are just so catchy and memorable. Classic stuff!


January 5, 2015

My first Kraftwerk album.... I plan to buy the rest now! The B-side of this album is phenomenal. 80's Electro at it's finest! 5/5


July 18, 2013
edited over 5 years ago
The highlight of Kraftwerk's work for me. Directly or indirectly influenced so many. Grandmaster Flash said on an interview that Kraftwerk's music was the first music he heard that quote DJED ITSELF , and it is this very essence that has always attracted me to their work. This album can be played as it is, or any part of it can be sequenced, sampled, or mixed or mashed, and you can conjure up interesting new configurations. Computers seemed so distant back then, but Kraftwerk's prophetic vision and sound are all around us today, we are now living Kraftwerk's electro computer world in real time. As they have said in the past, Kraftwerk music is the true folk music all things considered in our modern times.


January 10, 2012