Kraftwerk ‎– Trans Europa Express

Kling Klang ‎– 1C 064-82 306, Kling Klang ‎– 1 C 064-82 306, EMI Electrola ‎– 1C 064-82 306, EMI Electrola ‎– 1 C 064-82 306
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A1 Europa Endlos
Music By [Musik], Words By [Worte] – Hutter*Words By [Worte] – Schneider*
A2 Spiegelsaal
Music By [Musik], Words By [Worte] – Hutter*Words By [Worte] – Schult*, Schneider*
A3 Schaufensterpuppen
Music By [Musik], Words By [Worte] – Hutter*
B1 Trans Europa Express
Music By [Musik], Words By [Worte] – Hutter*Words By [Worte] – Schult*
B2 Metall Auf Metall
Music By [Musik] – Hutter*
B3 Abzug
Music By [Musik] – Hutter*
B4 Franz Schubert
Music By [Musik] – Hutter*
B5 Endlos Endlos
Music By [Musik] – Schneider*, Hutter*

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The first editions were released with an inner sleeve and a poster of thick paper. Later inner sleeve and poster was re-released on thinner paper.

[Back sleeve:]
Klingklang Studio Düsseldorf
Rüssl Studio Hamburg
Record Plant Hollywood
℗ 1977 Kraftwerk
Printed in Germany by 4P Nicolaus GmbH, Köln

[Inner sleeve:]
Klingklang Studio
Rüssl Studio
The Record Plant
© 1977

℗ 1977 Kraftwerk
Made in Germany

[Cat# on label: 1 C 064-82 306]

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-side, stamped): 82306A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side, stamped): 82306B-1
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 4513

Other Versions (5 of 214) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
M-196 Kraftwerk Trans-Europe Express(Cass, Album, RE, Unofficial) MC (3) M-196 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
TOCP-3086 Kraftwerk Trans-Europe Express(CD, Album, RE) Capitol Records TOCP-3086 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
ST.11603 Kraftwerk Trans Europe Express(LP, Album, Ora) Capitol Records ST.11603 Australia 1977 Sell This Version
CDP 0777 7 46473 2 8 Kraftwerk Trans-Europe Express(CD, Album, RE) Capitol Records CDP 0777 7 46473 2 8 US 1995 Sell This Version
CDSTUMM 305, 50999 9 66020 2 7 Kraftwerk Trans Europe Express(CD, Album, RE, RM) Capitol Records, Kling Klang, EMI Music Mexico CDSTUMM 305, 50999 9 66020 2 7 Mexico 2009 Sell This Version


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April 10, 2019
i bought this on CD as a 11 year old boy after i saw the TEE video on MTV GREATEST HITS in 1997

great album. Now i lost the cd and bought this as digital download


March 16, 2019
I bought a copy recently, matte cover with poster, and conditions seems also to good to me too. Plus i can't recognize any matrix numbers, which i suppose is a incontrovertible sign. Bootleg copy ?


March 7, 2019
"Even the greatest stars, find themselves in the looking glass" Hall Of Mirrors is a classic!


November 2, 2018
Everyone always gives the most attention to the title track, which of course was basically "sampled" (recreated) in Afrika Bambaata's _Planet Rock_ and is instantly recognizable, even to laymen -- but I think the real standout on this album is "Franz Schubert", a timeless piece of electronic art that shows no age whatsoever (recently re-introduced to me in Clock DVA's excellent Secret Thirteen mix.)


September 18, 2018
one of the most inspiring and most influential albums of all time

in 1977 they made music which became famous in the mid 80s

metal on metal sounds like techno music.
without SPIEGELSAAL and SHOWROOM DUMMIES there would not be WEST END GIRLS by pet shop boys or blue monday by NEW ORDER


August 3, 2018
Especially "Metall Auf Metall" is tribute to "musique concrete". Great piece of art!


September 15, 2017
OK, so I have no life and sat down and A/B'd the old 1986 CD with the 2009 remaster. To my surprise, I noticed A LOT of added reverb on Ralf's vocals during the choruses in "Spiegelsaal". Sure, it might fit the atmosphere of the song, but in my opinion this is unnecessary tampering with a classic song. I was also reminded of the massive amounts of digital noise reduction used on the 2009 CD's, which affects the high end.

Although there's some welcome bass boost on the remaster, I prefer the old CD which sounds much clearer and cleaner, with tape hiss and all. Check the intro to "Franz Schubert" for a good example of noise reduction gone wrong... The sequenced synth at the start sounds like it's about to choke on the remaster, but sounds clear as a bell on the old CD.


December 25, 2016
I came across some sheet music of this on the internet and the line "meet Iggy Pop and David Bowie" is given as "Meet Lepo and David Bowie". I'm curious who Lepo is, does anyone know?


July 20, 2016
Anyone have a copy with SW-511603? Everything listed here is SW 11603. Mine has an orange label, US pressing from 1977.


September 27, 2013
Were there bootlegs of this album produced. I have a copy that looks "authentic" with poster, but the condition seems too good to be true. The poster is printed on matt art paper, and the sleeve is unlaminated