KraftwerkTrans Europa Express

Label:Kling Klang – 1C 064-82 306, EMI Electrola – 1C 064-82 306
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo


A1Europa Endlos
Music By [Musik], Words By [Worte]Hutter*
Words By [Worte]Schneider*
Music By [Musik], Words By [Worte]Hutter*
Words By [Worte]Schult*, Schneider*
Music By [Musik], Words By [Worte]Hutter*
B1Trans Europa Express
Music By [Musik], Words By [Worte]Hutter*
Words By [Worte]Schult*
B2Metall Auf Metall
Music By [Musik]Hutter*
Music By [Musik]Hutter*
B4Franz Schubert
Music By [Musik]Hutter*
B5Endlos Endlos
Music By [Musik]Schneider*, Hutter*

Companies, etc.



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

℗ 1977 Kraftwerk
Made in Germany

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 4513
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): 1 C 064-82 306 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): 1 C 064-82 306 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side A, stamped): 82306A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side B, stamped): 82306B-1

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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



  • astralplane's avatar
    Not nearly as good as "Autobahn" (1974) or "Radioaktivität" (1975), because mostly TEE is style over substance. Many of the songs "sound" innovative, but in terms of songwriting often it is one single idea repeated over and over and over again... "Spiegelsaal" and "Trans Europa Express" hardly have any musical substance - it's all about fancy sounds going back and forth, and those sounds do not sound as fresh as they did in 1977. It is not the first time that I am disappointed by the overly hyped Kraftwerk. I guess, I just stick to the above mentioned 2 albums, and that's about it.
    • Mr.Fonk's avatar
      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
        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
          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
            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
              My always favourite Kraftwerk togeher with Die Mensch Maschine ... You will not get any more melodic Kraftwerk than this ... incredible !!!
              • mengels68's avatar
                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
                  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
                    Edited 3 years 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
                      Edited 3 years 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.


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