Kraftwerk ‎– Tour De France 2003

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EMI ‎– CDEM 626, Kling Klang ‎– 552 689 2
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Tracklist

1 Tour De France 03 (Version 1) 3:27
2 Tour De France 03 (Version 2) 3:25
3 Tour De France 03 (Version 3) 3:36
4 Tour De France 03 (Long Distance Version 2) 7:44

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Notes

℗ 2003 The copyright in this recording is owned by Kraftwerk under exclusive license to EMI Records Ltd.
© 2003 Kraftwerk under exclusive license to EMI Records Ltd.
© 2003 EMI Records Ltd.
Made in the E.U.

Kling Klang Produkt 2003 Ralf Hutter Florian Schneider

Released to commemorate the start of the 100th Tour de France competition.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 24355 26892 1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 724355268921
  • Matrix / Runout: EMI UDEN 5526892 @ 1
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L047
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 155D
  • Rights Society: bel BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 04513

Other Versions (5 of 10) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
552 690 2 Kraftwerk Tour De France 2003(CD, Single, Copy Prot.) Kling Klang, Capitol Records 552 690 2 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
552 660 2 Kraftwerk Tour De France 2003(CD, Single, Copy Prot., Car) Capitol Records 552 660 2 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
KW1 Kraftwerk Tour De France 03(CD, Single, Promo) EMI KW1 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
724355269027 Kraftwerk Tour De France 2003(CD, Single, Copy Prot.) EMI Records 724355269027 Australia 2003 Sell This Version
KW2 Kraftwerk Tour De France 03(CD, Single, Promo, Copy Prot.) EMI KW2 UK 2003 Sell This Version

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TWTP

TWTP

April 17, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
Pardon the expression, but OMG. This is like being carressed in ever-shifting folds of silk as you float blissfully in outer space. Beautiful is too weak of a word to describe this.
futureimage

futureimage

December 26, 2005
edited over 11 years ago

The main song is quite good, but there's no need for 3 different versions when the only big difference is the vocals; 1&3 have speech-synth vox while 2 has vocoded human vox. It gets boring after 5 minutes so it's really only worth listening to part 2. Then you get the general picture. They should have replaced one of the versions on this single with Chrono from the album in which they decide to actually bring some more interesting sounds in.
Overall, bland, boring, and a bad representation of the album. Aerodynamik is a much better single.
sushiPhones

sushiPhones

July 21, 2003

Not offensive, by any means, but by no means groundbreaking, and actually
pretty tame. Sounds like they've been listening heavily to stuff from
Kompakt, or some generic "Detroit" artist. The references are really heavy-handed and obvious, and it's somewhat disappointing to hear a once-influential group reduced to cribbing style points from the people they influenced.
barticle

barticle

July 14, 2003
Come to think of it, the release of the original tune in July 1983 was probably timed to coincide with the start of the (80th) <i>Tour de France</i> competition too. :)
barticle

barticle

July 11, 2003
I can only assume that in their hurry to get this track finished in time for the centennial <i>Tour de France</i> race they forgot to include the fantastic electro-tinged percussion and even the amazing timeless melody of the classic 1983 original! I was expecting this to be a reworking of one of my all-time favourite tunes but instead this is basically a brand new track. It's mellow and reasonably melodic techno, with new lyrics too; it's nice enough and has grown on me a little but it was still a disappointment. I have heard that there should be a new version of the original tune on their forthcoming album though... I hope they've done it justice!