Kraftwerk ‎– Exceller 8

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6360 629 Kraftwerk Exceller 8(LP, Comp) Vertigo 6360 629 UK 1975 Sell This Version
6360 629 Kraftwerk Exceller 8 (The Best Of...)(LP, Comp) Vertigo 6360 629 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
7149 007 Kraftwerk Exceller 8(Cass, Comp) Vertigo 7149 007 UK 1975 Sell This Version
6360.629 Kraftwerk Exceller 8(LP, Comp) Vertigo 6360.629 Portugal 1975 Sell This Version
6360 629 Kraftwerk Exceller 8(LP, Comp) Vertigo 6360 629 New Zealand 1975 Sell This Version
6360 629 Kraftwerk Exceller 8(LP, Comp, TP) Vertigo 6360 629 UK 1975 Sell This Version
6360 629, 6360.629 Kraftwerk Exceller 8(LP, Comp, Tex) Vertigo, Vertigo 6360 629, 6360.629 France 1975 Sell This Version
7149 007 Kraftwerk Exceller 8(Cass, Comp) Vertigo 7149 007 France 1976 Sell This Version
6360.629 Kraftwerk Exceller 8(LP, Comp) Vertigo 6360.629 Israel 1976 Sell This Version
6360.629, 6360 629 Kraftwerk Exceller 8(LP, Comp) Vertigo, Vertigo 6360.629, 6360 629 Brazil 1976 Sell This Version
6360 629 Kraftwerk Exceller 8(LP, Comp) Vertigo 6360 629 Australia 1976 Sell This Version
6449 004 Kraftwerk Exceller 8 (The Best Of...)(LP, Comp, RE) Mercury 6449 004 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
7299 955 Kraftwerk The Best Of Kraftwerk(Cass, Comp) Vertigo 7299 955 France 1979 Sell This Version
CR 0508-2 Kraftwerk Exceller 8(CDr, Comp, Unofficial) Crown Records CR 0508-2 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
6449 004 Kraftwerk Exceller 8 (The Best Of...)(LP, Album, Comp, RE) Mercury 6449 004 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
6449 004 Kraftwerk Exceller 8 (The Best Of...)(LP, Comp, RE) Mercury 6449 004 Canada Unknown Sell This Version

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MSKDCT

MSKDCT

February 4, 2017
referencing Exceller 8 (The Best Of...), LP, Comp, RE, 6449 004
A very random compilation. Autobahn and Kometenmelodie II are very out of place here with the rest of Kraftwerks earlier work. I bought this one cheap, which is fine but I would not pay discogs prices for a copy. Stick to the original LPs
minautor

minautor

September 21, 2014
referencing Exceller 8, LP, Comp, 6360 629
well to complete my previous comment . there is definitely 2 periods in kraftwerk; after and before 1975; with and without fantastic sound engineer Konrad "conny"Plank. and frankly that probably makes all the difference. Before 1975 kraftwerk had not his own kling klang studio and did not paly totally with synthetizer but thankfull to Plank it has this incredible raw electronic sound....which is far better for me than the post 1975 sound (radioactivity, trans europe express etc...).
So that makes this compilation really worth and essential. i am not found of compilations. But this one is a monument. And kraftwerk should have continued with Plank. definitly. Schneider, the band leader considered this pre-1975 as "archeology "and was reluctant to release the albums before 1975!!!! But he completely deny the work of Plank, which is obvious. "Radioactivity" sound is far less raw than "autobahn" and "kraftwerk" 1&2!!!
minautor

minautor

September 21, 2014
referencing Exceller 8, LP, Comp, Tex, 6360 629, 6360.629

excellent 1975 early compilation of their first 4 albums(kraftwerk..-.autobahn); for those who don't want to buy all their 4 early albums!
really intersting pioneer electronic music. mostly melodic. the beginning of noise electro ( von himmel hoch from their first album is very " noisy" ; i nearly hear bomb explosions)...
you have 3/4 tracks of their first album kraftwerk
minimal repetitive electronic music (still with a little flute sometimes, twice). most of the versions are short versions, which is not so bad. and i don't understand why this period is called pre electronic; for me it's their most electronic music; of course they still use some non electronic device but the sound is less melodic and formated and more " raw" than in their later releases (radioactivity etc...).
may be the more interesting part of their work before marketing and business took them down to more commercial stuff...
daive101

daive101

November 3, 2010
referencing Exceller 8, LP, Comp, 6360 629
Where is the israeli release with Vertigo swirl logo?
cvoltaire02

cvoltaire02

October 15, 2003
referencing Exceller 8, LP, Comp, Tex, 6360 629, 6360.629

Before they were robots. A great sampling of the group's pre-electronic phase from 1971-1974. Also includes the very hard-to-find 7" version of 'Autobahn'. Recommended for those who wish to check out what the group was all about before the release of the Autobahn LP. The release was only on vinyl and has become quite rare since. If you find it, snap it up immediately!