Kraftwerk ‎– The Mix

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Kling Klang ‎– 1C 164-7 96650 1, Electrola ‎– 7 96650 1
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2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, German Version
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Tracklist

A1 Die Roboter 8:56
A2 Computerliebe 6:35
B1 Taschenrechner 4:32
B2 Dentaku 3:27
B3 Autobahn 9:27
C1 Radioaktivität 6:53
C2 Trans Europa Express 3:20
C3 Abzug 2:18
C4 Metall Auf Metall 4:58
D1 Heimcomputer 8:02
D2 Musik Non Stop 6:38

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Comes in gatefold cover with printed inner sleeves.

℗ 1991 Kraftwerk
Made in EEC
Direct Metal Mastering

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 77779 66501 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side A and B): 7 96651 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side C and D): 7 96652 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped): 7699511 - A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped): 7966511 - B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side C, stamped): 7966521 - A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side D, stamped): 7966521 - B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, C & D, etched): 1
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 4513
  • Other (Logo on center labels): DMM
  • Other (EAN-Code): 0077779665013

Other Versions (5 of 100) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CDP 1C 568-7 96671 2 Kraftwerk The Mix(CD, Album, Unofficial) Electrola, Kling Klang, Sirius Ltd. CDP 1C 568-7 96671 2 Russia 1994 Sell This Version
EM 1408, 79 6671 1 Kraftwerk The Mix(2xLP, Album, Gat) EMI, EMI EM 1408, 79 6671 1 UK 1991 Sell This Version
Stumm 309 Kraftwerk The Mix(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, TP) Kling Klang, EMI Stumm 309 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
33406 - BS Kraftwerk The Mix(2xLP, Album) EMI 33406 - BS Guatemala 1991 Sell This Version
EM 1408 Kraftwerk The Mix(LP, Red + LP, Blu + Album, Mixed, RE, Gat) EMI (2) EM 1408 1991 Sell This Version

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normanharvey

normanharvey

December 28, 2018

this is a remix album however the remixes are in typical german KRAFTWERK manner

RADIOACTIVITY and AUTOBAHN have changed radically. Radioactive in a good way but autobahn is the attempt to sound modern and cool but they fail totally.

this was my first KRAFTWERK CD as a pupil i bought it in 1997 and it introduced me to their stuff
vinylalx

vinylalx

March 5, 2018
While the previous work is unique and timeless, The Mix sounds more like typical early 90s club music. But it is still a very entertaining listening and better than a simple best-of compilation. As you can expect, production and sound quality are on the highest levels.
MaskingSound

MaskingSound

September 29, 2017
This is the only good album Craftwork did. Prove me wrong. Protip; you can't.
nerdyboy

nerdyboy

September 19, 2015

Kraftwerks classic releases are timeless classics. This attempt to modernize these songs sounds absolutely dated these days. Cheesy house pianos? But there is still enough cool stuff on it to justify having it. I totally love the vocoder Barbershop part in Autobahn for example.
Crijevo

Crijevo

July 26, 2015
edited over 4 years ago
While the results here are indeed mixed, it is a fine review of the group's past work given the new meaning with a long-lasting touch of Kraftwerk's geek-ish naivety. However, from here to eternity, the group never really recovered from their prime as they continue to fracture and self-exploit (by the time of this album's release both members from their key-period, Bartos and Flür were gone, the appearance of a certain Fritz Hilpert as a double robot only added to the confusion (a short-term member Fernando Abrantes also left shortly after appearing in the newly updated video of "The Robots" plus some early PR photos). And it would have been better if "The Mix" really was Kraftwerk's last ever album - it does sound more like a farewell than a fresh new start as the 90s kicked in. In the then-era of Rave explosion and future shocks, Kraftwerk were intelligent enough to stay aside, taking deserved credit but only discreetly flirting with the fashions of the day (as evident in "Computer Love" and "Pocket Calculator"/"Dentaku").

The elements remain intact although they are at times a bit too trivial - "Home Computer" may be the ideal example; some of its parts reveal the killer tune it might have become if only the keyboard parts weren't played as cheap, while "Music Non Stop" and the "TEE" trio of tracks provide only the very basic update doodle that don't necessarily update the originals. Still, where it might have fallen into the trap of being pure formality of recycling, "The Mix" is delivered in typical Kraftwerkian fashion, a concept album that (re)worked.
petshopboy81

petshopboy81

October 4, 2012
Hm, perhaps not among Kraftwerk's signature work, but 'The Mix' is still worth checking out, I believe.
I do agree with other reviewers that some tracks have been butchered, but other ones are quite good. My favorites from this one are "Computer Love," "Pocket Calculator," and "Radioactivity."

ttooyyss

ttooyyss

July 6, 2011
edited over 8 years ago
One of the greatest album from the greatest band of all time. Notes: Pity, some work has been done in a bloody way. Some original tracks, material were sampled and played back during the entire lenght instead of recreated as the most of the sounds were. Typical example the great Robot's bassline. Much worse in soundquality than the original and the samples were treated not quite satisfactory well. This is the same with the most of the old-sampled material. Then: The soundquality of the CD is very good but far not as good as the Electric Café. The most clear, transparent, dinamics pressing is the US pressing here. The Musique Non-Stop is bloody bad in soundquality, worse than a cassette recording. I don't know how the hell could such happen?? Interesting collector's hint: On some KW releases there are some slight differences in music between the English and the German versions. Here I can't quite recall but I think the Computer Love has a bit more audible synth-line.
Sebhelyesfarku

Sebhelyesfarku

October 31, 2010
edited over 8 years ago
Rusty German robots are cashing in on screwing up their classics with acid house crap.
jvarala

jvarala

April 18, 2006
edited over 13 years ago
The Mix is not a compilation or a remix album, it's a batch of old tunes reworked from scratch. While some tracks like Heimcomputer and Trans-Europa Express merely update the old analogue sound without really changing the music, others use the old bits and pieces to make something completely new. Radioactivität adds a stomping beat and a political message to the old classic and in Die Roboter (The Robots) timing of the famous melody is altered to give the song a whole new twist.

Altogether, a great set of music, but naturally not a replacement for the original versions.