Kraftwerk ‎– Expo2000

Kling Klang ‎– 7243 8 87984 2 6, Kling Klang ‎– 887 9842, EMI Electrola ‎– 7243 8 87984 2 6, EMI Electrola ‎– 887 9842
CD, Single, Lenticular Cover

Companies, etc.



Two different pressings with slightly different versions of track 3 exist. They are recognizable by the matrix numbers:
8879842 @ 1 plays one version while 8879842 @ 2 the other one.

Jewelcase with lenticular plastic cover.
Multi-Image CD case by Gelardi Design.

Kling Klang Studio ℗ 1999
The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Kraftwerk under exclusive license to EMI Electrola GmbH.
© 1999 EMI Electrola GmbH

Kling Klang Produkt 1999 Ralf Huetter Florian Schneider.

7243 8 87984 2 6 UK: 887 9842

Printe in the EU.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 7 24388 79842 6
  • Barcode (Scanned): 724388798426
  • Rights Society: bel / BIEM
  • Label Code: 04513
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L047
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): EMI UDEN 8879842 @ 1 1-1-1-NL
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): ifpi 1596
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): EMI UDEN 8879842 @ 1 1-1-5-NL
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): ifpi 15E9
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): EMI uDEN 8879842 @ 1 1-1-3-NL
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): ifpi 15AD
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4): EMI uDEN 8879842 @ 1 1-1-2-NL
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): ifpi 15DA
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5): EMI uDEN 8879842 @ 1 1-1-2-NL
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): ifpi 15A4
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6): EMI uDEN 8879842 @ 1 1-1-6-NL
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 6): ifpi 1593

Other Versions (5 of 30) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CDEMS (WS) 181 Kraftwerk Expo2000(CD, Single, Enh) EMI CDEMS (WS) 181 South Africa 1999 Sell This Version
7243 8 87984 2 6, 887 9842 Kraftwerk Expo2000(CD, Single, Len) Kling Klang, Kling Klang, EMI Electrola, EMI Electrola 7243 8 87984 2 6, 887 9842 UK & Europe 1999 Sell This Version
none Kraftwerk Expo Remixes(CDr, Promo) Astralwerks none US 2001 Sell This Version
7243 8 89612 6 4 Kraftwerk Expo Remix(2x12") Kling Klang, EMI Electrola 7243 8 89612 6 4 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
none Kraftwerk Expo 2000 / Expo - Jingle(CD, Promo) Not On Label none Germany 1999 Sell This Version


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December 21, 2018

i was 14 years old when i bought this single in late 1999
it was a real surprise when one day on VIVA (german tv station) one day KRAFTWERKs new song was shown

however the sound is comparable to that of the ELECTRIC CAFE era


February 22, 2014
Well, regarding the "outstanding" differences between the holographic and stage versions, I don't see much of a difference in the mix, except for track "Expo 2000 (Kling Klang Mix 2002)", where the cymbal drum is missing from the mix on the holographic version. Holographic is also a bit more compressed and louder. That is why I prefer the stage cover version of this release. For what Kraftwerk has done in the past, this is a very mediocre release.


January 2, 2013

My hat is off to anyone who could listen to the different pressings carefully enough to discern differences without completely losing interest. In 25 years [at the time] I had never before heard such tedious Kraftwerkmusik.


July 6, 2011
Yes, there are slight differences in the music between the holographic and the silver-cover versions. You only notice it when auditioning because there's no mentioning about it anywhere. AND: The soundquality of the holographic issue is terrible bad and the silver-cover issue with (almost) the same material is acceptable but far worse than they earlier recordings. Later records are worse than a cassette (TDF 2003, the whole remaster series...).


July 6, 2011
edited over 7 years ago
For the collectors: I've tested all possibile Kraftwerk CD releases soundqualitywise (different issues of the same release). The CD-pre mastering, printing, glassmastering couts a lot to the final result, not mentioning the capturing the original analog tapes. Belive it or not, there are massive differences. Later I will post the judgement below each tested release. Ask me, if you are an enthusiast!


December 31, 2008
edited over 7 years ago
I am owner of the two versions of this recording and I have to undercover some well kept secret. The differences between the two versions are not only on the covers ("holographic logo" vs. "Kraftwerk on stage" plain picture) and the added video content in the enhanced version... Dear Kraftwerk fans, the mix on this two versions are slight different, being the more noticeably the added reverb and delay in the "non holographic" later version. The addition of these effects ends with a remarkable slappy sound on the drum beats! Even if it is possible these days to add effects in the mastering stage, in my oppinion this is not the case. The effects are clearly added to the drum parts and this way can be achieved only in the mix. Ask "Kling Klang" for details... (In addition, the panned pad in the intro distorts: very bad at this pro-level!)