Kraftwerk ‎– Tour De France Soundtracks

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When this album was first released in 2003 it was called "Tour De France Soundtracks". When re-issued in 2009 and onwards, it was shortened to just "Tour De France".

Tracklist

Prologue 0:31
Tour De France Étape 1 4:27
Tour De France Étape 2 6:41
Tour De France Étape 3 3:57
Chrono 3:20
Vitamin 8:10
Aéro Dynamik 5:05
Titanium 3:21
Elektro Kardiogramm 5:16
La Forme 8:42
Régéneration 1:16
Tour De France 5:11

Versions (42)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
591 708 2, 72435 91708 2 4 Kraftwerk Tour De France Soundtracks(CD, Album) EMI, EMI 591 708 2, 72435 91708 2 4 UK & Europe 2003 Sell This Version
none Kraftwerk Tour De France (CD, Album, Unofficial) Astralwerks (2) none Russia 2003 Sell This Version
ASW 91708-1 Kraftwerk Tour De France Soundtracks(2xLP, Album) Astralwerks ASW 91708-1 US 2003 Sell This Version
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
none Kraftwerk Tour De France Soundtracks(2xLP, Album, TP) Not On Label none UK 2003 Sell This Version
ASW 91708-2, 72435 91708 2 4 Kraftwerk Tour De France Soundtracks(CD, Album) Astralwerks, Astralwerks ASW 91708-2, 72435 91708 2 4 US 2003 Sell This Version
591 708 2, 72435 91708 2 4, 591 710 2 / 72435 9171 Kraftwerk Tour De France Soundtracks(CD, Album) EMI, EMI, EMI 591 708 2, 72435 91708 2 4, 591 710 2 / 72435 9171 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
591 710 2, 72435 91710 2 9 Kraftwerk Tour De France Soundtracks(CD, Album, Copy Prot.) EMI, EMI 591 710 2, 72435 91710 2 9 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
591 710 2 Kraftwerk Tour De France Soundtracks(CD, Album, Copy Prot.) EMI 591 710 2 Brazil 2003 Sell This Version
591 710 2, 72435 91710 2 9 Kraftwerk Tour De France Soundtracks(CD, Album, Copy Prot.) EMI, EMI, Kling Klang, Kling Klang 591 710 2, 72435 91710 2 9 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
7243 5 91710 2 9 Kraftwerk Tour De France Soundtracks(CD, Album, Copy Prot.) EMI 7243 5 91710 2 9 Argentina 2003 Sell This Version
KW3 Kraftwerk Tour De France Soundtracks(CD, Album, Copy Prot., Promo) EMI, Kling Klang KW3 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
KW4, 708761804225 Kraftwerk Tour De France Soundtracks(CD, Album, Copy Prot., Promo) Astralwerks, Astralwerks KW4, 708761804225 US 2003 Sell This Version
591 710 2 Kraftwerk Tour De France Soundtracks(CD, Album, Copy Prot., Unofficial) EMI (2) 591 710 2 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
TOCP-66224, 72435 91708 2 4 Kraftwerk Tour De France Soundtracks(CD, Album, Enh) Capitol Records, Capitol Records TOCP-66224, 72435 91708 2 4 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
TOCP-66224 Kraftwerk Tour De France Soundtracks(CD, Album, Enh, Promo) Capitol Records TOCP-66224 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
591 708 2, 72435 91708 2 4 Kraftwerk Tour De France Soundtracks(CD, Album, Unofficial) EMI (2), EMI (2) 591 708 2, 72435 91708 2 4 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
591 710 2, PM 520, 72435 91710 2 9 Kraftwerk Tour De France Soundtracks(CD, Album, Unofficial) EMI, EMI, EMI 591 710 2, PM 520, 72435 91710 2 9 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
591 710 2, PM 520, 72435 91710 2 9 Kraftwerk Tour De France Soundtracks(CD, Album, Unofficial) EMI, EMI, EMI 591 710 2, PM 520, 72435 91710 2 9 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
MTL-136 Kraftwerk Tour De France Soundtracks(CD, Album, Unofficial) Music For The People MTL-136 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
591 710 2 Kraftwerk Tour De France Soundtracks(CD, Album, Unofficial) EMI (2) 591 710 2 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
OR 3214 Kraftwerk Tour De France Soundtracks(CD, Unofficial) Not On Label (Kraftwerk) OR 3214 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
CDPP Kraftwerk Tour De France Soundtracks(CDr, Album, Promo) EMI CDPP Europe 2003 Sell This Version
0724359171043 Kraftwerk Tour De France Soundtracks(Cass, Album) EMI 0724359171043 Hungary 2003 Sell This Version
591 708 2, 72435 91708 2 4 Kraftwerk Tour De France Soundtracks(Cass, Album, Unofficial) EMI (2), EMI (2) 591 708 2, 72435 91708 2 4 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
50999 9 66109 1 6, STUMM 310 Kraftwerk Tour De France(2xLP, Album, RE, RM) Kling Klang, Mute 50999 9 66109 1 6, STUMM 310 UK & Europe 2009 Sell This Version
50999 9 66109 1 6 Kraftwerk Tour De France(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Kling Klang, Parlophone 50999 9 66109 1 6 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
50999 6 99593 1 8 Kraftwerk Tour De France(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Kling Klang, EMI 50999 6 99593 1 8 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
50999 6 99593 1 8 Kraftwerk Tour De France(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, TP) Kling Klang, EMI 50999 6 99593 1 8 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
50999 3 08304 2 4 Kraftwerk Tour De France(CD, Album, RE, RM) Kling Klang, Astralwerks 50999 3 08304 2 4 US 2009 Sell This Version
50999 9 66109 2 3 Kraftwerk Tour De France(CD, Album, RE, RM) Kling Klang 50999 9 66109 2 3 Mexico 2009 Sell This Version
TOCP-70818 Kraftwerk Tour De France(CD, Album, RE, RM) Kling Klang, Mute, EMI TOCP-70818 Japan 2009 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
50999 9 66109 2 3, CDSTUMM 310 Kraftwerk Tour De France(CD, Album, RE, RM) Kling Klang, Mute 50999 9 66109 2 3, CDSTUMM 310 UK & Europe 2009 Sell This Version
50999 6 99593 2 5 Kraftwerk Tour De France(CD, Album, Unofficial) Kling Klang (2), EMI (2) 50999 6 99593 2 5 Russia 2009 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
50999 9 66109 2 3 Kraftwerk Tour De France(CD, Album, RE, RM) Kling Klang, Parlophone 50999 9 66109 2 3 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
50999 9 66109 2 3, CDSTUMM 310 Kraftwerk Tour De France(CD, Album, RE, RM) Kling Klang, EMI Records, Mute 50999 9 66109 2 3, CDSTUMM 310 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
WPCR-80046 Kraftwerk Tour De France(CD, Album, Promo, RE, RM) Warner Music, Kling Klang, Parlophone WPCR-80046 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
WPCR-80046 Kraftwerk Tour De France(CD, Album, RE, RM) Warner Music, Kling Klang, Parlophone WPCR-80046 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
50999 9 66109 1 6 Kraftwerk Tour De France(LP, Blu + LP, Red + Album, Ltd, RE, RM, S/Edition) Kling Klang, Parlophone 50999 9 66109 1 6 Europe 2020 Sell This Version

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CtheB

CtheB

October 21, 2020
referencing Tour De France, LP, Blu + LP, Red + Album, Ltd, RE, RM, S/Edition, 50999 9 66109 1 6
The 2020 vinyl release comes in only one version. There is no 2020 German version, ie. no version with "Seite" instead of "Side". Some copies come with the "Special Edition Coloured Vinyl" sticker and others have the "Spezial Edition Farbiges Vinyl" variant, but everything else is the same on all copies. This is inconsistent with the 2020 vinyl of "Radio-Activity"/"Radio-Aktivität", which comes in English and German versions ("Side" and "Seite", and variant songtitles) even though, as with "Tour de France", there's only one (bilingual) version of the album.
CtheB

CtheB

October 21, 2020
referencing Tour De France, LP, Blu + LP, Red + Album, Ltd, RE, RM, S/Edition, 50999 9 66109 1 6
The segues between various tracks on this album result in some odd distribution of music over four sides of vinyl. Side 1 lasts more than twice as long as side 2.

Side 1: 19:05
Side 2: 8:10
Side 3: 13:41
Side 4: 15:09
SevenX7X

SevenX7X

October 14, 2020
referencing Tour De France Soundtracks, CD, Album, Copy Prot., 591 710 2, 72435 91710 2 9
If I open the Cd on my Pc a datatrack 13 is displayed with a length of 15:28.
Is this the Copy Protection? Because I can't play it on my Pc.
christopherpm

christopherpm

October 11, 2020
referencing Tour De France, LP, Blu + LP, Red + Album, Ltd, RE, RM, S/Edition, 50999 9 66109 1 6
My English version (from Amazon) has "Spezial Edition Farbiges Vinyl" sticker on shrink wrap.
unchiendespace

unchiendespace

October 11, 2020
referencing Tour De France, LP, Blu + LP, Red + Album, Ltd, RE, RM, S/Edition, 50999 9 66109 1 6
English version has "Special Edition Coloured Vinyl" Sticker on shrink wrap. Tracklist is also identical.
fbz

fbz

October 10, 2020
referencing Tour De France, LP, Blu + LP, Red + Album, Ltd, RE, RM, S/Edition, 50999 9 66109 1 6
Fantastic packaging and excellent pressing, incredible and really nice release
BomberOne

BomberOne

June 27, 2020
referencing Tour De France, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180, 50999 9 66109 1 6
The 30 page booklet unfortunately shows the same ugly ultra-pixelated images than in the inner sleeve of LP and booklet of CD from 2003. A shame ASO wasn’t able to give them decent quality pictures. Or, if it was intentional, then of the rare time Kraftwerk went wrong with the visual aspect of their work...
BomberOne

BomberOne

June 27, 2020
edited 3 months ago
referencing Tour De France, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180, 50999 9 66109 1 6
First the bad news : this is a great 180 pressing, but, straight out of the plastic wrap, background noise is quite present.
Then, the good news : this is more than a remaster : it is a complete re-mix in the sense that balance between sounds is quite different. To a point I had to compare with the 2003 album I was used to for 17 years because tracks sounded so unusual! So exactly the same songs, but remastered, and most of all with a balance of bass, high and everything that is updated and makes tracks feel completely different. At least from my CD version of 2003!
I think Ralph went again to re-invent the past, this time for the better, as it brought a completely different feel to this album, the last one from Kraftwerk. To the point that I revised my judgement on it. At the time I was, like lots of long-time Kraftwerk fans, disappointed by them going back again, revisiting and extending Tour de France we knew since 1983, that they already updated once in "The Mix",while we hoped for a brand new album on a brand new concept. But this remaster makes it much more enjoyable IMHO, as it pushes upfront all the refined sound tricks they did on these pieces.
REENO

REENO

May 21, 2019
referencing Tour De France Soundtracks, CD, Album, ASW 91708-2, 72435 91708 2 4

In my opinion, the weakest KW album overall, in terms of sonics and composition. This was all done in CUBASE, and sure sounds it, with plenty of thin synth patches with little character to my ears.

All in all, I still can enjoy it as it is Kraftwerk. Fans often dismiss "Electric Café" before they dismiss this one, but that album is miles ahead of this one.
normanharvey

normanharvey

September 21, 2018
referencing Tour De France Soundtracks, 2xLP, Album, 180, 591 708 1, 7243 591708 1 7

Good album. This is a concept album and a compilation of Songs made about the theme and topic of TOUR DE FRANCE. actually it s not a regular new studio album but a compilation

they sound good... 3/5