Kraftwerk ‎– Computer World

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EMI United Kingdom ‎– 0777 7460402 4, EMI United Kingdom ‎– 0777 7 46040 2 4, EMI United Kingdom ‎– CDEM 1547
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Tracklist

1 Computer World 5:06
2 Pocket Calculator 4:55
3 Numbers 3:19
4 Computer World .. 2 3:23
5 Computer Love 7:16
6 Home Computer 6:19
7 It's More Fun To Compute 4:14

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Kling Klang Produkt

℗ 1981 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Golden Cloud under exclusive licence to EMI Records Ltd
© 1981 Golden Cloud Ltd under exclusive licence to EMI Records Ltd

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Printed in UK

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  • Barcode: 0 77774 60402 4
  • Barcode (Scanned): 077774604024
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): 010308 746040 2 3 EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 746040 2 3 20 EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): 746040 2 .3:1:23. EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4): 746040 2 .3 EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5): 746040 2 .3:1:17 EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6): 746040 2 .3:1:12. EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 7): 746040 2 .3:1:23. EMI SWINDON
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI AAHY5
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 1410
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 1428
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): ifpi 15F2
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): IFPI 1427
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 6): ifpi 1432
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 7): IFPI 1484
  • Rights Society: BIEM/MCPS
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Label Code: LC 0542

Other Versions (5 of 165) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
1C 064-46 311 Kraftwerk Computerwelt(LP, Album) Kling Klang, EMI Electrola 1C 064-46 311 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
9 3549-1 Kraftwerk Computer World(LP, Album, RE) Elektra 9 3549-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
3549-2, 9 3549-2 Kraftwerk Computer World(CD, Album, RE, RP) Elektra, Elektra 3549-2, 9 3549-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
EMC 3370 Kraftwerk Computer · World(LP, Album, Lam) EMI EMC 3370 India 1981 Sell This Version
50999 9 66023 2 4, CDSTUMM 307 Kraftwerk Computer World(CD, Album, RE, RM) Kling Klang, Mute 50999 9 66023 2 4, CDSTUMM 307 UK & Europe 2009 Sell This Version

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Bleep43

Bleep43

June 28, 2005
edited over 14 years ago

Whilst "Trans Europe Express" and "Die Mensch Maschine" are arguably Kraftwerk's finest works, "Computer World" is contentiously perhaps their most influential, at least to the modern electronic generation. Detroit Techno was already in an embryonic state of genesis when the LP was released, but even after a period of 3 years of silence, Hutter & Schneider redefined the dancefloors yet again. Interestingly enough, the LP was rejected by many fans on its initial release, as it showed a relative progression from the austere and stark vision of the previous LP, moving, perhaps ironically given its theme, to a warmer, more playful Kraftwerk that contrasted against the more definitive imagery of the previous LPs.

The core of Kraftwerk's artistic brilliance relies on a polarisation or dichotomy as it were of futurism and romanticism, two opposing aesthetics that they combine with precise skill. It reaches its nadir with "Computer World" - predicting the future with "Home Computer" and "It's more fun to Compute", and at the same time romanticising, especially in hindsight, with "Pocket Calculator". They almost single-handedly defined genres with "Numbers" and "Home Computer" ", but the album's masterpiece is the gloriously romantic "Computer Love" - a lovelorn melodic piece of brilliance that sums up Kraftwerk beautifully, in that behind all the electronic databanks and austere facade remain a very human and soulful band.