Kraftwerk ‎– Trans-Europe Express

Capitol Records ‎– CDP 7 46473 2
CD, Album, Reissue

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Europe Endless
Written-By – F. Schneider*, R. Hütter*
2 The Hall Of Mirrors
Written-By – Schult*, Schneider*, Hütter*
3 Showroom Dummies
Written-By – R. Hütter*
4 Trans-Europe Express
Written-By – E. Schult*, R. Hütter*
5 Metal On Metal
Written-By – R. Hütter*
6 Franz Schubert
Written-By – R. Hütter*
7 Endless Endless
Written-By – F. Schneider*, R. Hütter*

Companies, etc.



Klingklang Studio, Düsseldorf. Rüssl Studio, Hamburg. The Record Plant, Hollywood.
Synthanorama Sequenzer Matten & Wiechers, Bonn.
Recorded in Germany. Made in Holland.

On CD: ℗1977,1987 Capitol Records Inc./ ©1977 Capitol Records Inc. On Rear and Booklet: ℗1977 Capitol Records Inc./ ©1977 Capitol Records Inc.

The 'Matten & Wiechers' note in the booklet is to credit the designer and supplier of the aforementioned equipment.
Subsequent reissues of Trans-Europe Express may be indistinguishable from the original release here.

Issued in a standard jewel case with four page booklet.
Similar to this release but with a different barcode.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 077774647328
  • Barcode (Text): 0 077774 647328
  • Other (Mastering Label Code): DIDX 1072
  • Label Code: LC 0148
  • Rights Society: BIEM/STEMRA
  • Other (SPARS Code): AAD
  • Matrix / Runout: 746473 @ 1

Other Versions (5 of 133) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
1C 064-82 306, 1 C 064-82 306 Kraftwerk Trans Europa Express(LP, Album) Kling Klang, Kling Klang 1C 064-82 306, 1 C 064-82 306 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
50999 6 99588 1 6 Kraftwerk Trans Europa Express(LP, Album, RE, RM) Kling Klang, EMI 50999 6 99588 1 6 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
TC-E-ST 11603 Kraftwerk Trans-Europe Express(Cass, Album) Capitol Records, EMI TC-E-ST 11603 UK 1977 Sell This Version
4XW 11603 Kraftwerk Trans-Europe Express(Cass, Album) Capitol Records 4XW 11603 US 1977 Sell This Version
SW 11603 Kraftwerk Trans Europe Express(LP, Album) Capitol Records SW 11603 Brazil 1977 Sell This Version


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September 23, 2007
Would this album convince the casual listener nowadays that Kraftwerk were a truly great band within the electronic genre and massively influential throughout music? Probably not without close listening. The album sounds quite sparse, efficient and clean (rather like Düsseldorf Railway Station and the bands sober dress sense at the time) but beyond this is attention to detail, lyrical irony and a transcendent 'feel' of German optimism married to deceptively simple and catchy melodies / refrains. Futuristic, European and Human, lovely!