Kraftwerk ‎– 3-D (Der Katalog)

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Kraftwerk released their 8 album boxset (with a total of 69 tracks) in a variety of versions:
- a 9 LP boxset sung in German with additional download code
- a 9 LP boxset sung in English with additional download code
- an 8 CD boxset sung in German*
- an 8 CD boxset sung in English
- a 4 Blu-Ray boxset sung in German with 2 Blu-Rays of actual live footage and 2 Blu-Rays of background projection footage as well as a 228 page book.
- a 4 Blu-Ray boxset sung in English with 2 Blu-Rays of actual live footage and 2 Blu-Rays of background projection footage as well as a 228 page book.

There are two different English-language high-resolution digital download versions available. Kraftwerk - 3-D (The Catalogue) matches the track listing of the Blu-Ray version, whereas Kraftwerk - 3-D (The Catalogue) omits eight tracks which appear twice on Kraftwerk - 3-D (The Catalogue).

Apart from that they also released a "Best Of" album called 3-D (1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8).

* The initial German CD boxset contained a mispressed CD2 with the latter part of track 2 sung in English instead of German. A replacement CD was manufactured and made available to customers from the band website. The full box set was re-issued in 2021 with the disc corrected.

Tracklist

Autobahn
Autobahn 14:27
Kometenmelodie 1 5:29
Kometenmelodie 2 3:30
Mitternacht 2:15
Morgenspaziergang 1:17
Radio-Aktivität
Geigerzähler 0:31
Radioaktivität 6:14
Radioland 5:55
Sendepause 0:25
Nachrichten 1:17
Aetherwellen 6:01
Die Stimme Der Energie 0:51
Antenne 3:37
Radio Sterne 2:19
Uran 1:26
Transistor 1:14
Ohm Sweet Ohm 2:58
Trans Europa Express
Trans Europa Express 3:21
Metall Auf Metall 2:08
Abzug 2:24
Schaufensterpuppen 3:37
Franz Schubert 1:12
Europa Endlos 5:52
Spiegelsaal 5:20
Die Mensch • Maschine
Die Mensch • Maschine 5:08
Spacelab 5:27
Metropolis 5:45
Das Model 3:38
Neonlicht 5:43
Die Roboter 7:44
Computerwelt
Nummern 2:58
Computerwelt 3:22
It's More Fun To Compute 1:03
Heimcomputer 5:09
Computerliebe 6:33
Taschenrechner 3:26
Dentaku 3:08
Techno Pop
Boing Boom Tschak 2:33
Techno Pop 2:46
Musik Non Stop 7:45
Electric Cafe 3:50
Der Telefon Anruf 2:45
House Phone 2:30
Sex Objekt 5:30
The Mix
Die Roboter 7:44
Computerliebe 6:33
Taschenrechner 3:26
Dentaku 3:08
Autobahn 14:27
Geigerzähler 0:31
Radioaktivität 6:14
Trans Europa Express 3:21
Metall Auf Metall 2:08
Abzug 2:24
Heimcomputer 6:12
Boing Boom Tschak 2:33
Techno Pop 2:46
Musik Non Stop 7:45
Planet Der Visionen 7:52
Tour De France
Tour De France 4:18
Prologue 0:27
Etape 1 3:46
Chrono 1:12
Etape 2 4:59
Elektro Kardiogramm 4:37
Aero Dynamik 5:59
Vitamin 5:54
La Forme 6:19
Regeneration 0:28

Versions (16)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
0190295923501 Kraftwerk 3-D (Der Katalog)(Box + LP, Album + LP, Album + LP, Album + LP, Albu) Kling Klang, Parlophone 0190295923501 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
0190295923518 Kraftwerk 3-D (The Catalogue)(Box + LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl + LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl ) Parlophone, Kling Klang 0190295923518 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
none Kraftwerk 3-D (Der Katalog)(2xFile, FLAC, Album, 24b + 6xFile, FLAC, Album, 24) Parlophone, Kling Klang none 2017
0190295924911 Kraftwerk 3-D (Der Katalog)(4xBlu-ray, Multichannel + Box) Parlophone, Kling Klang 0190295924911 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
0190295873578 Kraftwerk 3-D (Der Katalog)(Box, Dlx + CD, Album + CD, Album, MP + CD, Album +) Parlophone, Kling Klang 0190295873578 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
none Kraftwerk 3-D (The Catalogue)(2xFile, FLAC, Album, 24- + 6xFile, FLAC, Album, 24) Parlophone, Kling Klang none 2017
none Kraftwerk 3-D (The Catalogue)(34xFile, AIFF, Album, 24-) Parlophone, Kling Klang none 2017
0190295924959 Kraftwerk 3-D (The Catalogue)(4xBlu-ray, Multichannel, Dol + Box) Parlophone, Kling Klang 0190295924959 UK 2017 Sell This Version
0190295924959 Kraftwerk 3-D (The Catalogue)(4xBlu-ray, Multichannel, Dol + Box) Parlophone, Kling Klang 0190295924959 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
none Kraftwerk 3-D (The Catalogue)(5xFile, MP3, Album, 320 + 12xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Parlophone, Kling Klang none UK & Europe 2017
0190295923518 Kraftwerk 3-D (The Catalogue)(Box + LP, Album + LP, Album + LP, Album + LP, Albu) Parlophone, Kling Klang 0190295923518 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
0190295873424 Kraftwerk 3-D (The Catalogue)(Box, Dlx + CD, Album + CD, Album + CD, Album + CD,) Parlophone, Kling Klang 0190295873424 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
none Kraftwerk 3-D - Radioaktivität(CD, Album, RP) Parlophone, Kling Klang none Germany 2017 Sell This Version
none Kraftwerk 3-D Der Katalog (German Version)(34xFile, AIFF, Album, 24-) Parlophone none 2017
0190295873578 Kraftwerk 3-D (Der Katalog)(Box, Dlx, RE + CD, Album, RP + CD, Album, RP + CD,) Parlophone, Kling Klang 0190295873578 Europe 2021 Sell This Version
SD-21029 Kraftwerk 3-D (The Catalogue)(M/Stick, FLAC, Ltd, Unofficial, hi-) Something Special (2) SD-21029 Russia 2021 Sell This Version

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EyeM

EyeM

June 30, 2021
referencing 3-D (Der Katalog), Box, Dlx, RE + CD, Album, RP + CD, Album, RP + CD,, 0190295873578
I dont't have the possibility to compare CD2 to regular Radioaktivität Album, I’m confused that on Track 3 'Radioland' last verse is in english, or was it always. Yes it's the 2021 pressing IFPI L578. Thx 4 help!
Sunbird76

Sunbird76

April 16, 2021
referencing 3-D (Der Katalog), Box + LP, Album + LP, Album + LP, Album + LP, Albu, 0190295923501
I'm not sure if everyone leaving comments is aware that these are live performances from Kw's never-ending tour; they're not remixes of The Catalogue or studio re-recordings. That said, it is sometimes very hard to tell, and I wonder what they did in the studio phase of putting that albums together.
It's all wonderful anyway; some fantastic re-arrangements.
Sokurah

Sokurah

February 4, 2021
referencing 3-D (Der Katalog), Box, Dlx + CD, Album + CD, Album, MP + CD, Album +, 0190295873578
Isn't Disc 4 track 1 in English for some reason as well - Die Mensch-Machine?
leeque

leeque

February 3, 2021
referencing 3-D (The Catalogue), 4xBlu-ray, Multichannel, Dol + Box, 0190295924959

I have got the box. after reading reviews here and on other places i was a bit skeptic whether to skip or buy. Did not go for vinyl box, but this BD. First impression is great, visuals and sound is fantastic. Was frustrated to discover that The Mix incluses same variations from remodelled albums without even investing time to remake them a bit.
On BD Audio with projections, when it comes to The Mix, media skips to the first "unlistened" track and does not play all in one go.

Time for vinyl box
Fernand8

Fernand8

December 23, 2020
referencing 3-D (Der Katalog), Box + LP, Album + LP, Album + LP, Album + LP, Albu, 0190295923501

No wonder that the German version is so much more in demand. Essential.
TheKug

TheKug

December 3, 2020
referencing 3-D (The Catalogue), Box + LP, Album + LP, Album + LP, Album + LP, Albu, 0190295923518

This is a phenomenal reimagining of the 'classic' Kraftwerk albums. The highlight it probably the new mixing and composition of Radioactivity, but with the vast majority of the songs, the new mixes sound very true to the original form with a new breath of modern production. I can't imagine how much sampling they had to do to retain many of the original sounds within this new mix. The artwork is so simple and while it would have been nice to have a book with it, it is still a very pleasing box set. As others have mentioned, some of the repetition in the original tracks have been mixed out (most notably Autobahn and Computerworld) but overall it's a really neat return to the originals.
CtheB

CtheB

October 24, 2020
referencing 3-D (Der Katalog), Box + LP, Album + LP, Album + LP, Album + LP, Albu, 0190295923501
Of all Kraftwerk's long-play releases, this is the only inessential one. It is weaker in every way than the superb 'Minimum-Maximum'. The tracks on that album were performed by a four-piece lineup, including co-founder Florian Schneider. On '3-D (Der Katalog)' Florian, who had negative remarks to make about the group's move to galleries and museums after his departure, is replaced by Falk Grieffenhagen, who like Stefan Pfäffe before him operates only the visuals: the sounds on this set are performed by a three-piece lineup, with Grieffenhagen standing in line purely to make up the numbers.

On the complete version of this release, multiple unperformable tracks are included, especially on the 'Radioactivity' set. Exactly what is there for Kraftwerk to do onstage during tracks like 'Intermission', 'News', and 'The Voice of Energy'? Nothing. All you're hearing here are the studio recordings, amplified.

Crowd noise is absent. There is no sign of any interaction with the audience, unlike 'Minimum-Maximum'. In some of these venues, such as Tate Modern and Fondation Louis Vuitton, the audience were probably too busy stroking their chins.

'Minimum-Maximum' was recorded on the 'Tour De France Soundtracks' tour: it is a document of a working act touring their latest material alongside old favourites. Conversely '3-D' is a document of a band that is no longer working; that hasn't come up with anything new in over a decade; that has creatively rolled over and died; and that transparently has no intention of issuing any new music.

Kraftwerk are one of the most important acts in the history of popular and electronic music, but this perfunctory, cash-in set just isn't up to their legacy. If you want a definitive document of Kraftwerk's live performance, it has been available since 2005.
skylt

skylt

August 23, 2020
referencing 3-D (Der Katalog), 4xBlu-ray, Multichannel + Box, 0190295924911
If you have a high end and/or well configured multichannel speaker setup this release will blow your ears off! This is my go-to demo disks and gets quite close to the real deal (i.e. seeing a live concert)
hamischhkj

hamischhkj

August 18, 2020
edited 12 months ago
referencing 3-D (The Catalogue), Box + LP, Album + LP, Album + LP, Album + LP, Albu, 0190295923518

I don´t care about labels, but some songs are german, WTF?
llama2uk

llama2uk

June 15, 2020
referencing 3-D (The Catalogue), Box + LP, Album + LP, Album + LP, Album + LP, Albu, 0190295923518
mheneks:I have the same problem with 'The Mix' disc 1 - the 'Autobahn' label is showing on both sides