Kraftwerk ‎– Tour De France Soundtracks

EMI ‎– 591 710 2, EMI ‎– 72435 91710 2 9
CD, Album, Copy Protected


1 Prologue 0:31
2 Tour De France Étape 1 4:27
3 Tour De France Étape 2 6:41
4 Tour De France Étape 3 3:56
5 Chrono 3:19
6 Vitamin 8:09
7 Aéro Dynamik 5:04
8 Titanium 3:21
9 Elektro Kardiogramm 5:16
10 La Forme 8:41
11 Régéneration 1:16
12 Tour De France 5:12

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℗ 2003 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Kraftwerk under exclusive licence to EMI Records Ltd.
© 2003 Kraftwerk under exclusive licence to EMI Records Ltd.
© 2003 EMI Records Ltd.

Made in the E.U.

Ralf Hutter Florian Schneider Fritz Hilpert Henning Schmitz
Kling Klang Produkt 2003

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 24359 17102 9
  • Matrix / Runout: EMI UDEN 5917102 @ 1
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L045
  • Mastering SID Code (Variation): IFPI L046
  • Mould SID Code: ifpi 1466
  • Mould SID Code (Variation 1): ifpi 1501
  • Mould SID Code (Variation 2): ifpi 1593
  • Mould SID Code (Variation 3): ifpi 1595
  • Mould SID Code (Variation 4): ifpi 15E0
  • Label Code: LC 04513
  • Other (Distribution Code): PM 520
  • Rights Society: bel BIEM
  • Other (Inner Ring - Variation): 1-1-1-NL
  • Other (Inner Ring - Variation 2): 1-1-3-NL
  • Other (Inner Ring - Variation 3): 1-1-11-NL
  • Other (Inner Ring - Variation): 1-1-4-NL
  • Other (Inner Ring - Variation): 1-1-14-NL
  • Other (Inner Ring - Variation): 1-2-2-NL

Other Versions (5 of 32) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
591 708 1, 7243 591708 1 7 Kraftwerk Tour De France Soundtracks(2xLP, Album, 180) EMI, EMI 591 708 1, 7243 591708 1 7 UK & Europe 2003 Sell This Version
07243 473263 2 5 Kraftwerk Tour De France Soundtracks(CD, Album, Copy Prot.) EMI, Gala Records (5) 07243 473263 2 5 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
ASW 91708-1 Kraftwerk Tour De France Soundtracks(2xLP) Astralwerks ASW 91708-1 US 2003 Sell This Version
50999 6 99593 2 5 Kraftwerk Tour de France(CD, Album, RE, RM) Kling Klang, EMI 50999 6 99593 2 5 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
5099969959318 Kraftwerk Tour De France(LP, Album) Kling Klang, Parlophone 5099969959318 Germany 2009 Sell This Version


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August 19, 2007
edited over 9 years ago
Since 'The Mix', personally I really have no interest in hearing new Kraftwerk's music - for they are by now constantly recycling (besides cycling) their familiar and not-so-far-away past. 'Tour De France Soundtracks' might seem like a longtime wish coming true for the band exploring one such event into musical accompaniment (for the first time stretching its number of themes to considerable number of 12), but with the title chosen it is already a cliche for they made it more significant with the original 1983 tune.

Of course, there are moments of Kraftwerk' pristine beauty and perfection here (like 'Vitamin') but there are also moments of emptiness when it comes to their expensive and stripped-down-to-bare-minimum-technology. If Kraftwerk are the ideal form of an enterprise where commerce means music, then its perfect product by all means; however, if they are sort of a quadruple Bill Gates selling their 'Windows' it starts to show slight wear-offs. And eventually gets boring.

Nice and respectful but nothing as revolutionary.


August 20, 2006
edited over 10 years ago
This is an absolutely incredible release, definitely on a par with or even better than most of the great contemporary minimal techno/tech-house/microhouse records. The production across the whole album is perfect and most of these tracks would also definitely go down pretty well in clubs.


January 5, 2004

Everything these day's evolves from what it was, but, no worries, for change isn't always bad. Like Kraftwerk, which, had a positive change. The album is excellent and is a nice demonstration of their evolution from some of their older work. This cd is just as good as their older track.


September 23, 2003

I love this album . Fanatstic sounds in best Kraftwerk tradition . This album workd especially good on CD - it's a non-stop journey with sound . Lovely melodies , innovative sound-effects and a stringent subject matter (their beloved hobby ) : cycling and especially the myth of the worlds greatest sporting event . The TOUR DE FRANCE . Thos recording reminds me of another fine moment in KRAFTWERK's history "AUTOBAHN". This dynamic feeling of a non-stop forward movement thru electronic music . Hats off to the originators and respect 4 their best album to date .


August 11, 2003

Trax 1-5 are variations of the new TDF track, and the last track is a re-recording of the old one. But the rest of the tracks are really good classic kraftwerk tunes! For these trax this is a recomended buy!