Kraftwerk ‎– Exceller 8

Vertigo ‎– 6360 629
Vinyl, LP, Compilation


A1 Ruckzuck 7:30
A2 Autobahn 3:06
A3 Tongebirge 2:50
A4 Kristallo 6:18
B1 Kometenmelodie II 2:49
B2 Klingklang 9:20
B3 Vom Himmel Hoch 4:00
B4 Stratovarius 1:35

Companies, etc.



Subtitled on front cover as "The Best Of..."

Some copies have a hype sticker on the cover with the text "Autobahn vas ein Monster: here she is, mit 7 others"

Made in England

Tracks A1, B2, B3, B4 ℗ 1972
Tracks A3, A4 ℗ 1973
Tracks A2, B1 ℗ 1974

Tracks A1, A3, A4, B2 to B4 published by Intersong/Gema/MCPS
Tracks A2 & B1 published by Famous-Chappell Music Ltd./Gema

"Ruckzuck", "Klingklang", "Vom Himmel Hoch" & "Stratovarius" from the UK double album "Kraftwerk" (LP: 6641 077) that combined Kraftwerk's first two albums.
"Tongbirge" & "Kristallo" from the album "Ralf & Florian" (LP: 6360 616)
"Autobahn" & "Comet Melody 2" from the album "Autobahn" (LP: 6360 620)

A1 is misspelt "Ruckzack" on back cover and label. The opening flute-echo intro of the original album track has been cut.
A2 is the heavily-edited version that was a UK top 20 hit in 1975.
B1 is credited as "Comet Melody 2" on the back cover and "Comet Melody 2 (Kometenmelodie II)" on the label. It is the version released as a single in 1975, that has the original middle section edited out.
B2 is an extended extract that starts 1:38 into the original track.
B3 is misspelt "Vom Himmell Hoch" on the label. It is the opening and closing sections of the original, linked with a cross fade.
B4 is a short extract of the final section of the original track.

Differs from the French release in that small cameo images of the UK releases of their albums are printed on the back cover, bottom left corner, along with catalog info.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: Gema
  • Rights Society: MCPS
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side A): 6360.629.1
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side B): 6360.629.2
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped Side A Variant 1): 6360629 1▽//1 420 05 12 L3
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped Side B Variant 1): 6360629 2▽//1 420 05 17 L3
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped Side A Variant 2): 6360629 1Y//1 420 05 12 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped Side B Variant 2): 6360629 2Y//1 420 05 12 11
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped Side A Variant 3): 6360629 1Y//1 420 05 12 10
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped Side B Variant 3): 6360629 2Y//1 420 05 17 6
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Side A): PR

Other Versions (5 of 14) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
6360.629 Kraftwerk Exceller 8(LP, Comp) Vertigo 6360.629 Israel 1976 Sell This Version
6360.629 Kraftwerk Exceller 8(LP, Comp) Vertigo 6360.629 Portugal 1975 Sell This Version
6360.629, 6360 629 Kraftwerk Exceller 8(LP, Comp) Vertigo, Vertigo 6360.629, 6360 629 Brazil 1976 Sell This Version
7149 007 Kraftwerk Exceller 8(Cass, Comp) Vertigo 7149 007 France 1976 Sell This Version
6360 629 Kraftwerk Exceller 8 (The Best Of...)(LP, Comp) Vertigo 6360 629 Canada 1975 Sell This Version


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September 21, 2014
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!!!


November 3, 2010
Where is the israeli release with Vertigo swirl logo?