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KraftwerkTrans Europa Express

Label: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
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Country:Germany
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Electro

Tracklist

A1Europa Endlos
Music By [Musik], Words By [Worte]Hutter*
Words By [Worte]Schneider*
9:35
A2Spiegelsaal
Music By [Musik], Words By [Worte]Hutter*
Words By [Worte]Schult*, Schneider*
7:50
A3Schaufensterpuppen
Music By [Musik], Words By [Worte]Hutter*
6:10
B1Trans Europa Express
Music By [Musik], Words By [Worte]Hutter*
Words By [Worte]Schult*
6:40
B2Metall Auf Metall
Music By [Musik]Hutter*
2:10
B3Abzug
Music By [Musik]Hutter*
4:42
B4Franz Schubert
Music By [Musik]Hutter*
4:25
B5Endlos Endlos
Music By [Musik]Schneider*, Hutter*
0:45
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With printed inner sleeve and poster.

[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

[Labels:]
℗ 1977 Kraftwerk
Made in Germany

[Cat# on label: 1 C 064-82 306]

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 4513
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side A, stamped): 82306A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side B, stamped): 82306B-1

Other Versions (5 of 235)

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Trans Europe Express (LP, Album)Capitol Records3C 064-85110Italy1977
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Trans-Europe Express (LP, Album)Capitol Records5C 062-82306Netherlands1977
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Trans Europe Express (LP, Album)Capitol Records3C 064-82306Italy1977
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Trans Europe Express (LP, Album)Capitol Records14C 062-82306Greece1977
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Trans Europe Express (LP, Album)Capitol Records2C 068-82.306France1977
  • Mr.Fonk's avatar
    Mr.Fonk
    Nicky Siano told the story that Steve Rubell got him fired from Studio 54 for playing "Trans Europa Express" in full length during a regular night. ("Oh not THAT Song!")
    • Fabioo-961's avatar
      Fabioo-961
      Dopo aver ascoltato "The Man machine" originale, ricordo che avevo 17 anni e il singolo
      "We are the Robots fu uno dei successi d quella stagione. Sul mercato dell'usato non si
      trovano. Su Amazon ho "Trans Europe express", che mi da dei ricordi bellissimi.
      • RachaelTyrell's avatar
        RachaelTyrell
        This is without doubt the best version. The German language works so much better than the English version. Schaufensterpuppen has a sinister undertow that Showroom Dummies lacks, and Ralf really gets behind this with his singing/narration in the German. There's a slightly comical twist when the song is sung in English. This is the classic era I always found they lost something after TEE, they became too clinical, which is what I suppose most folks like about Kraftwerk, but up to and including TEE they have this romanticism and it shows in the music.

        I always loved the Orchestron choirs they brought a very subtle texture to the sound. Here the melodies are Mozartian in their simplicity and beauty, and the sound is crystal clear and pure. The album is steeped in nostalgia despite everything you would think. It's impossible to imagine the English or Americans making this album which is so Germanic and yet also so transcendent of any crass cultural nationalisms. In short, for me this is their finest album. Beautiful artwork too with this version, they got it just right. In a word this is Art.
        • Robot_0110's avatar
          Robot_0110
          the single best pressing/version of this album I have ever owned (including pre-remaster cd, reissue vinyl, remaster cd) it is absolutely fantastic, crystal clear. track it down if you can.
          • mengels68's avatar
            mengels68
            My always favourite Kraftwerk togeher with Die Mensch Maschine ... You will not get any more melodic Kraftwerk than this ... incredible !!!
            • David68Turner's avatar
              David68Turner
              "...meeting David Bowie and Iggy Pop on the T.E.E." (per their lyrics): https://youtu.be/t8CNhakfB7c Iggy Pop talks about how Bowie was listening to them ages before anyone had heard of them: https://youtu.be/oUSeDE-0hc0
              • mengels68's avatar
                mengels68
                This is the most melodic Kraftwerk album of all. Since it came out in 77 (I was 9) it was always on my favorite list. Just love it... the melodies are so catchy and together with the beats is a actually pre Disco. Incredible album. A must to hear if you dont it !
                • Vdl1970's avatar
                  Vdl1970
                  I have an identical copy but there is no EMI label on back of the cover. Vinyl had the correct labeling and matrix code. Is this an original first press, or repress, or even an unofficial??
                  Who can help me with this mistery??
                  • djfordfiat's avatar
                    djfordfiat
                    Edited one year ago
                    I got an original copy of this, released in germany 1977 on kling klang, at least if I can trust the cat numbers and the pictures that I know and are shown for the original release. But I have one question, the vinyl of my copy is transparent, anyone an idea what that could mean? I think its not normal..
                    • lsi's avatar
                      lsi
                      Edited one year ago
                      Track A2 has at least two versions - English and German. On the English-language releases of Trans Europa Express, Track A2 is named "Hall of Mirrors" and is somewhat repetitive, with a vocal about a "looking glass" and a simple melody. On the German-language releases of Trans Europa Express, Track A2 is named "Spiegelsaal" (English: "Hall of Mirrors") and is instrumental. It's faster and funkier, features some truly exquisite drum patterns, and lifts off halfway through, giving the central melody a much fuller treatment. Do not miss Spiegelsaal, it's in a different league to the English-language equivalent.