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
Vinyl, LP, Album

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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 182) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
38019, SW-11603 Kraftwerk Trans-Europe Express(LP, Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 38019, SW-11603 Argentina 1977 Sell This Version
E-ST 11603 Kraftwerk Trans-Europe Express(LP, Album) Capitol Records E-ST 11603 Ireland 1977 Sell This Version
1A 038 15 7587 1 Kraftwerk Trans-Europe Express(LP, Album, MP, RE) Capitol Records, Fame 1A 038 15 7587 1 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1C 264-82 306 Kraftwerk Trans Europa Express(Cass, Album) Kling Klang, EMI Electrola 1C 264-82 306 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
CDP 564-7 46133 2 Kraftwerk Trans Europa Express(CD, Album, RE) Kling Klang, EMI Electrola CDP 564-7 46133 2 Germany 1986 Sell This Version


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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


November 11, 2012
I have two of this one in my collection. One with a glossy cover, the other one matt.