Kraftwerk ‎– Electric Cafe

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This album was remastered in 2009 and retitled as "Techno Pop" which was one of the original working titles, the other being "Technicolor." Another change compared to the 1986 release is that the track "The Telephone Call" was replaced by a shortened version of its 12" remix, and the b-side "House Phone" (likely a dub version of "The Telephone Call") was included in this remastered version. There is also a 2004 remaster promo that was cancelled for proper release, with no changes in the track list.

Tracklist

Boing Boom Tschak 2:57
Techno Pop 7:42
Musique Non Stop 5:45
Der Telefon Anruf 8:03
Sex Objekt 6:51
Electric Cafe 4:20

Versions (97)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
1C 064-24 0654 1, 064-24 0654 1, 24 0654 1 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(LP, Album, Gat) Kling Klang, EMI, EMI, EMI 1C 064-24 0654 1, 064-24 0654 1, 24 0654 1 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
1C 264 24 054 4 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe (Deutsche Version)(Cass, Album) EMI Electrola 1C 264 24 054 4 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
1C 264 24 0644 4 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe (English Version)(Cass, Album) EMI Electrola 1C 264 24 0644 4 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
1C 064 24 0644 1, 064-24 0644 1 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe (English Version)(LP, Album) EMI, EMI 1C 064 24 0644 1, 064-24 0644 1 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
064-24 0644 1, 24 0644 1, 1C 064 24 0644 1 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe (English Version)(LP, Album, Gat) EMI, EMI, EMI 064-24 0644 1, 24 0644 1, 1C 064 24 0644 1 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
9 25525-2 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 9 25525-2 US 1986 Sell This Version
CDP 564-7 46420 2 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(CD, Album) EMI CDP 564-7 46420 2 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
CDP 7 46416 2 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(CD, Album) EMI CDP 7 46416 2 UK 1986 Sell This Version
CDP 564-7 46420 2 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(CD, Album) Kling Klang CDP 564-7 46420 2 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
9 25525-2, 25525-2 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(CD, Album) Elektra, Elektra 9 25525-2, 25525-2 US 1986 Sell This Version
CDP 7 46416 2 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(CD, Album) EMI CDP 7 46416 2 UK 1986 Sell This Version
274 2406444 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(Cass, Album) EMI 274 2406444 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
9 25525-4 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records 9 25525-4 US 1986 Sell This Version
TC-EMC-240644 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(Cass, Album) EMI TC-EMC-240644 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
CAEMI 9210 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(Cass, Album) Jugoton, EMI CAEMI 9210 Yugoslavia 1986 Sell This Version
1C 264 24 0644 6 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(Cass, Album) Kling Klang 1C 264 24 0644 6 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
1C 264-24 0654 4 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(Cass, Album) Kling Klang, EMI 1C 264-24 0654 4 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
TCEMD1001, 24 0644 4 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(Cass, Album) EMI, EMI TCEMD1001, 24 0644 4 UK 1986 Sell This Version
9 25525-4 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(Cass, Album) Elektra 9 25525-4 US 1986 Sell This Version
MKL 37117 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(Cass, Album) Gong MKL 37117 Hungary 1986 Sell This Version
264 24 0644 4 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(Cass, Album) EMI 264 24 0644 4 France 1986 Sell This Version
201 2406444, 20007 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(Cass, Album) EMI, EMI 201 2406444, 20007 Argentina 1986 Sell This Version
92 55254 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(Cass, Album, Bla) Warner Bros. Records 92 55254 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
274 2406444 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(Cass, Album, Pap) EMI 274 2406444 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
EMCJ(D) 2406441 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(LP, Album) EMI EMCJ(D) 2406441 South Africa 1986 Sell This Version
[101] 2406441, 10007 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(LP, Album) EMI, EMI [101] 2406441, 10007 Argentina 1986 Sell This Version
54 2406441 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(LP, Album) EMI 54 2406441 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
1C 064-24 0654 1 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(LP, Album) EMI Electrola 1C 064-24 0654 1 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
EMC.240644, EMC-240644 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(LP, Album) EMI, EMI Records Australia EMC.240644, EMC-240644 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
2406441 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(LP, Album) EMI 2406441 Portugal 1986 Sell This Version
SLPXL 37117 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(LP, Album) Gong SLPXL 37117 Hungary 1986 Sell This Version
OLE-664 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(LP, Album) Oasis Records OLE-664 South Korea 1986 Sell This Version
EMC 3517 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(LP, Album) EMI EMC 3517 New Zealand 1986 Sell This Version
1-25525 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(LP, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records, Columbia House 1-25525 US 1986 Sell This Version
074 24 0644 1 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(LP, Album, Gat) EMI 074 24 0644 1 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
064-24 0644 1, 24 0644 1, 1C 064 24 0644 1 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(LP, Album, Gat) EMI, EMI, EMI 064-24 0644 1, 24 0644 1, 1C 064 24 0644 1 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
64 2406441 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(LP, Album, Gat) EMI 64 2406441 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
92 55251 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(LP, Album, Gat) Warner Music Canada 92 55251 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
EMD 1001 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(LP, Album, Gat) EMI EMD 1001 UK 1986 Sell This Version
24 0644 1 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(LP, Album, Gat) EMI 24 0644 1 France 1986 Sell This Version
EMD 1001-1 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(LP, Album, Gat) EMI EMD 1001-1 Israel 1986 Sell This Version
EMS-91205 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(LP, Album, Gat) EMI EMS-91205 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
1-25525, 9 25525-1 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(LP, Album, Gat) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 1-25525, 9 25525-1 US 1986 Sell This Version
1C 064-24 0654 1 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(LP, Album, Gat) Kling Klang, EMI 1C 064-24 0654 1 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
EMCJ(D) 2406441 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(LP, Album, Mat) Kling Klang, EMI EMCJ(D) 2406441 South Africa 1986 Sell This Version
24 0644 1 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(LP, Album, Promo) Not On Label 24 0644 1 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
EMC.240644, EMC-240644 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(LP, Album, Promo) EMI, EMI Records Australia EMC.240644, EMC-240644 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
101 2406441, 10007 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(LP, Album, Promo) Kling Klang, EMI 101 2406441, 10007 Argentina 1986 Sell This Version
EMS-91205 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(LP, Album, Promo, Gat) EMI EMS-91205 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
074 24 0644 1 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(LP, Album, Promo, Gat) EMI 074 24 0644 1 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
1-25525, 9 25525-1 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(LP, Album, SRC) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 1-25525, 9 25525-1 US 1986 Sell This Version
240644 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(LP, Album, TP, Gat) EMI Pathé Marconi 240644 France 1986 Sell This Version
1C 064-24 0654 1 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl, Gat) Kling Klang, EMI 1C 064-24 0654 1 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
1c 064 24 0644 1 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(LP, Gat) EMI 1c 064 24 0644 1 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
074 24 0688 1 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe - Edicion Española(LP, Album, Gat) EMI 074 24 0688 1 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
CP32-5175 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(CD, Album) EMI CP32-5175 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
LSEMI 11165, EMD 1001 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(LP, Album) Jugoton, EMI LSEMI 11165, EMD 1001 Yugoslavia 1987 Sell This Version
31C 064 240644, 31C 264 240644 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(LP, Album, Gat) EMI, EMI 31C 064 240644, 31C 264 240644 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
CP32-5175 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(CD, Album, RE) EMI CP32-5175 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
368 746416 2 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(CD, Album, RE) EMI 368 746416 2 Brazil 1990 Sell This Version
038 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Tact 038 Poland 1990 Sell This Version
M-194 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MC (3) M-194 Poland 1990 Sell This Version
443 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Poker Sound 443 Poland 1990 Sell This Version
MG 0914 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0914 Poland 1990 Sell This Version
038 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Tact 038 Poland 1990 Sell This Version
038 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Takt Music 038 Poland 1992 Sell This Version
0777 7 46416 2 3, CDEMS 1546 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(CD, Album, RE) EMI United Kingdom, EMI United Kingdom 0777 7 46416 2 3, CDEMS 1546 UK 1995 Sell This Version
0777 7 46416 2 3, CDEMS 1546 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(CD, Album, RE) EMI United Kingdom, EMI United Kingdom 0777 7 46416 2 3, CDEMS 1546 UK 1995 Sell This Version
TOCP-50580 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(CD, Album) EMI TOCP-50580 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
1-25525 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(LP, Album, Unofficial, Blu) Warner Bros. Records (2) 1-25525 US 2006 Sell This Version
1-25525 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(LP, RP, Unofficial) Not On Label (Kraftwerk) 1-25525 US 2006 Sell This Version
1-25525 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(LP, Unofficial, Whi) Warner Bros. Records (2) 1-25525 North America (inc Mexico) 2006 Sell This Version
240654 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(LP, Album, Pic, RE, Unofficial) EMI (2) 240654 UK 2009 Sell This Version
TOCP-70816 Kraftwerk Techno Pop(CD, Album, RM) Kling Klang, Mute TOCP-70816 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
50999 9 66050 2 8, CDSTUMM 308 Kraftwerk Techno Pop(CD, Album, RM) Kling Klang, Mute 50999 9 66050 2 8, CDSTUMM 308 UK & Europe 2009 Sell This Version
50999 6 99591 2 7 Kraftwerk Techno Pop(CD, Album, RM) Kling Klang, EMI 50999 6 99591 2 7 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
none Kraftwerk Techno Pop(CDr, Album, Promo, RE, RM) Mute none UK 2009 Sell This Version
50999 9 66050 1 1, STUMM 308 Kraftwerk Techno Pop(LP, Album, RE, RM) Kling Klang, Mute 50999 9 66050 1 1, STUMM 308 UK & Europe 2009 Sell This Version
50999 6 99591 1 0 Kraftwerk Techno Pop(LP, Album, RM) Kling Klang, EMI 50999 6 99591 1 0 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
064-24 0654 1 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(LP, Album, Unofficial, Blu) EMI Electrola (2) 064-24 0654 1 Germany 2013 Sell This Version
064-24 0654 1 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(LP, Album, Unofficial) EMI Electrola (2) 064-24 0654 1 Germany 2014 Sell This Version
WPCR-80044 Kraftwerk Techno Pop(CD, Album, RE, RM) Warner Music, Kling Klang, Parlophone WPCR-80044 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
443 Kraftwerk 'Electric Cafe(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Poker 443 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
0946345741 2 9 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(CD, Album) Gala Records (5), EMI United Kingdom 0946345741 2 9 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
25525-2, 9 25525-2 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(CD, Album, RE) Elektra, Warner Bros. Records 25525-2, 9 25525-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
CD 25525, 25525-2 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Elektra CD 25525, 25525-2 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
CDP 564-7 46420 2 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(CD, Album, RE) Kling Klang CDP 564-7 46420 2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
7 46416 2, 368 746416 2 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(CD, Album, RE) EMI United Kingdom, EMI United Kingdom 7 46416 2, 368 746416 2 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
25525-2, 9 25525-2 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(CD, Album, RP) Elektra, Warner Bros. Records 25525-2, 9 25525-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
MG 0914 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0914 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
9 25525-1, 1-25525 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 25525-1, 1-25525 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 25525-1, 1-25525 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 25525-1, 1-25525 US Unknown Sell This Version
064-24 0654 1 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe(LP, Album, Unofficial, Tra) EMI Electrola (2) 064-24 0654 1 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
50999 9 66050 2 8 Kraftwerk Techno Pop(CD, Album, RE, RM) Parlophone, Kling Klang 50999 9 66050 2 8 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
50999 6 99591 2 7 Kraftwerk Techno Pop(CD, Album, RE, RM) Kling Klang, Parlophone 50999 6 99591 2 7 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
50999 6 99591 2 7 Kraftwerk Techno Pop(CD, Album, RE, RM) Kling Klang (2) 50999 6 99591 2 7 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
50999 6 99591 1 0 Kraftwerk Techno Pop(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Kling Klang, Parlophone 50999 6 99591 1 0 Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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DarkRob

DarkRob

January 17, 2017
referencing Electric Cafe, CD, Album, RE, 0777 7 46416 2 3, CDEMS 1546
This album is underestimated and a real treasure. The central message is that music is a vehicle for ideas and that art is about inspiration. The emerging new technologies made it possible to cut and paste music and produce things digital to create a non-stop experience out of a machines. Kraftwerk did a great job in capturing this change with this outstanding album. The second thing I like about this release is the fact that it is so well engineered in terms of audio quality. It sounds so crystal clear and panoramic on your stereo. The deep bases and sound effects are breathtaking and show how much attention Kraftwerk paid to every tiny little detail. It sounds like they recorded it last month. A timeless masterpiece!
mreldridge

mreldridge

January 16, 2017
referencing Electric Cafe, LP, Album, Unofficial, Tra, 064-24 0654 1

If you want great sound quality this is not the release to chase down. The sleeve design with the matte surface works really well and would have looked great if the actual image that was used had a higher resolution. The color of the vinyl is special and if you are a collector who don't mind having bootlegs in your collection it's a fun one to have.
hobbledehoy899

hobbledehoy899

November 21, 2016
referencing Electric Cafe, CD, Album, 9 25525-2
I just got a copy of this exact disc at my local record shop, a testament to well manufactured technology!
rush4you

rush4you

November 18, 2016
referencing Electric Cafe, LP, Album, Gat, 1C 064-24 0654 1, 064-24 0654 1, 24 0654 1
i dont know, anyone noticed the fact, the new issues has two language versions as well. ;)
nice business improvement.
hawkenson

hawkenson

July 20, 2016
referencing Techno Pop, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, 50999 6 99591 1 0
This was released in 2009. Comes with a booklet that fits in the Kraftwerk vein.
xj23

xj23

May 20, 2016
referencing Electric Cafe - Edicion Española, LP, Album, Gat, 074 24 0688 1
I will pay good money for a good copy. $$$
TalmiK

TalmiK

February 27, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Electric Cafe, LP, Album, SLPXL 37117

The label of my hungarian release is orange with black letters.
tentoys

tentoys

August 3, 2015
referencing Electric Cafe, LP, Album, SRC, 1-25525, 9 25525-1

Have this album with slightly different Matric/Runout: Side A: SRC 1-25525-A-SR1 MASTERDISK 1-2 / Side B: SRC 1-25525-BSR3 1-3
Fernand8

Fernand8

January 21, 2015
referencing Electric Cafe, LP, Album, Gat, 1C 064-24 0654 1, 064-24 0654 1, 24 0654 1

I remember the disappointment back in 1986 when the album came out. Now after I visited one of their concerts yesterday, I can see the full round trip they have made.
First Ralph & Florian were experimenting until in 1974 Autobahn caught mainstream attention but still as a gimmick act. The success that surfaced did not change their path. With Autobahn more concept albums followed. Each album from Ralp & Florian until and including Computerworld was and is of monumental importance for the evolution of music. [The use of German and multi language, the lyrics are a visionary message from the future without moralization, the instruments they have build themselves, the minimalistic, sterile and precise music that wasn't there yet, their music was used at the birth of genres like Techno and Hip Hop, their music is sampled by many artists, the use of vocals that is now normal in Dance music, just to name a few.]
Tour the France is electro and back in 1983 it was not ahead of its time anymore: it was in line with time. From 1973 until 1983 Kraftwerk was far ahead of time, an enormous achievement. Although Kraftwerk perfected their music Electric Cafe was not ahead of time anymore it simply is just a good album. Their later work can be explained by trying to keep up with time and make it more perfect. I lost the appeal. Now in their recent tour they look to be more aware of the achievement of the past. Kraftwerk is making the full circle, by acknowledging that Der Catalog is Der Catalog. Their concerts are worthwhile. Kraftwerk is the founding father of EDM (1973+).
Booj1Boy

Booj1Boy

November 27, 2014
referencing Electric Cafe, CD, Album, 9 25525-2, 25525-2

A good, not great, album, which is probably most peoples biggest problem: that it isn't a masterpiece like its predecessor 5 years earlier.
Side A consists of a kinda-sorta-suite of three tracks that all run into each other and sound similar. For what it is, it's not bad, but it's missing Kraftwerk's warmness that so well complemented the coldness of their work.
Side B is better in my opinion, it follows a more conventional style, of having three separate pop songs without any real connection between them. "The Telephone Call" is a favorite of mine, with this being Karl Bartos' only vocal addition to the bands catalog. Sex Object is also interesting with it's digital strings, but the guitar plucks could of been subdued a bit. The last track is also good, I don't really have much to say on the last one.
3/5