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KraftwerkThe Mix

Label:Kling Klang – 50999 6 99592 1 9, Parlophone – 50999 6 99592 1 9
Format:
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Special Edition, White
Country:Europe
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:House, Techno, Electro, Synth-pop

Tracklist

A1Die Roboter8:53
A2Computer Liebe6:39
B1Taschenrechner4:32
B2Dentaku3:27
B3Autobahn9:28
C1Radioaktivität6:53
C2Trans Europa Express3:20
C3Abzug2:18
C4Metall Auf Metall4:59
D1Heimcomputer8:03
D2Music Non Stop6:38
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With the barcode and catalogue number mentioned here, it is the German edition (German track-titles and "Seite"), the European/English edition got another barcode and catalogue number.

On some copies, the track "Die Roboter" appears to have a manufacturing defect, which causes the needle to skip.

Digital Master ℗ + © 2009 Ralf Hütter/Kraftwerk

Remastered re-release of the 1991 album but coming with an additional 20 pages photo booklet and printed inner sleeves.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed (Sticker)): 0 190295 272111
  • Barcode (EAN-Code, Scanned (Sticker)): 0190295272111
  • Barcode (Printed): 5 0999699 59219
  • Barcode (EAN-Code, Scanned): 5099969959219
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): 699 592 1 - A1 J.C. B980056-01 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): 699 592 1 - B3 J.C. B980056-01 B2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): 699 592 1 - C1 J.C. B980056-02 C1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): 699 592 1 - D1 J.C. B980056-02 D1

Other Versions (5 of 135)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
The Mix (CD, Album, SRC Pressing)Elektra, Elektra9 60869-2, 60869-2US1991
The Mix (2×LP, Album, Gatefold)EMI, EMIEM 1408, 79 6671 1Europe1991
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The Mix (2×LP, Album)Elektra60869-1US1991
The Mix (2×LP, Album, German Version)Kling Klang, Electrola1C 164-7 96650 1, 7 96650 1Germany1991
The Mix (2×LP, Album, English Version)Kling Klang, Electrola1C 164-7 96671 1Germany1991

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Reviews

  • Brummund's avatar
    Brummund
    Edited 29 days ago
    Skips on end of Die Roboter. Bought in Norway 2024 at a record fair (sealed). Clearaudio player with 2.1g tracking force. Noticable bass boost at end of the track. Bad mastering and/or pressing.

    A bit sad, as I was excited to finally have this record in German.

    Release should be tagged as faulty.
    • KKorg72's avatar
      KKorg72
      I think I've found what's wrong with this record. Shortly after the last "Wir sind die Roboter" the left channel gets louder by about 4 dB while the right channel stays the same. This is no manufacturing defect - it's a mistake that was made in the cutting room when the record was cut for the 2009 reissue. The level difference stays like this for the rest of side 1 and repeats on side 2 during the "Dentaku" section of "Taschenrechner". No problems here because these songs have far weaker bass than "Die Roboter" which has (I think) the strongest bass of all songs on the album. The second LP seems to be ok, as well as the English version. I've got no idea how this could happen and why nobody else has noticed it before - it's clearly audible, now that I know it... ;)

      After the level change in one channel, the bass is not in the stereo centre anymore and this can kick the needle "over the edge" because it gets more pressure from one side than the other. The left channel is the inner flank of the groove, that's why the needle jumps backwards and the same section is repeated over and over again.
      • Citizen_6's avatar
        Citizen_6
        Edited 7 months ago
        Would have given it 5 stars but unfortunately my copy has the faulty pressing where Die Roboter jumps and gets stuck, shame as everything else is really good.
        • KKorg72's avatar
          KKorg72
          The audio material on this album is highly problematic for vinyl. It has very much and very low bass, much stereo stuff going on etc. All this can cause a needle to skip very easily. This is not a defect, it's just the vinyl medium being pushed to its limits by the source material. To me it's a miracle that there isn't much more skipping going on really... And it's obviously depending on the record player if the record skips - Die Roboter skips on my Technics 1210 Mk2 but the same LP plays without problems on my Revox B790 tangential player.
          • shortgroove's avatar
            shortgroove
            Seems that I got a harmless copy. No cracks or damages on A1 fully plain and decent sound
            • Thorsten.liedtke's avatar
              Edited one year ago
              A1 Die Roboter is broken! A shame for such a big company! and an absolutely inadequate unprofessional work
              • feliot's avatar
                feliot
                I have the same skipping in my copy :/ (German edition)
                • djlling's avatar
                  djlling
                  Same failure at my version. The Quality Control (Master Plate?) should be better in the pressing plant for such a great company like Warner. Such a disaster!
                  • Baldersheim's avatar
                    Baldersheim
                    Sad that all the copys are «destroyed» with the same problem. Sould not be for sale no more.
                    • truestep's avatar
                      truestep
                      My copy of 2009 version also skips at the end of "Die Roboter",

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