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Trans-Europe Express Original recording remastered

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  • Audio CD (18 Sept. 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: EMI Music UK
  • ASIN: B00000DQSZ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 88,687 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Europe Endless
  2. The Hall Of Miracles
  3. Showroom Dummies
  4. Trans-Europe Express
  5. Metal On Metal
  6. Franz Schuvert
  7. Endless Endless

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Released in 1978, this still stands as some of the most beautiful electronic music ever recorded. The album is impressive enough for the inestimable technical innovation of leaders Ralph Hutter and Florian Schneider, but their formidable writing skills are also on full display. Glowing, liquid synthesizers are as expressive as a human voice in "Neon Lights" and "Metropolis". Sombre melodies and shimmering washes complement each other perfectly in "Spacelab", while heavily processed vocals provide pointed contrast in both that song and the moody title track. "The Robots" is a bold statement of intent, executed with exotic staccato melodies and skilfully deployed sound effects. "The Model" is an almost prescient glimpse at the commercial synth pop that would arise in Kraftwerk's considerable wake. --Mark McCleerey

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One of the most enjoyable and innovative records of its era, Kraftwerk's 'Trans Europe Express' is a masterpiece of eerily beautiful, paranoid synth-pop. The album's general structure is, as one might expect, the journey of the Trans Europe Express train, yet the scope and feel of the album go far beyond the train itself (something that cannot be said for Kraftwerk's later 'Computer World'). There isn't a bad song on the entire album, though some are admittedly stronger than others. Opener 'Europe Endless' is the best piece on the album, and arguably Kraftwerk's finest ever song, awash with infectiously catchy electro beats, vocoder-filtered vocals, and prescient lyrics - "promenades and avenues, Europe endless/real lives and postcard views, Europe endless". The album does admittedly have a few relatively weaker (albeit still good) tracks, such as the slightly over-repetitive, yet hypnotic title track, and 'Metal on Metal', these being the two songs which adhere most strictly to the sounds and concept of the train, and lose out a little, from doing so.

Still, many of the numbers here, such as the classically-influenced 'Franz Schubert' and the creepy, yet wonderfully melodic 'Showroom Dummies'; an evocation both of social unrest and of the 'robot' image, which the band attempted to cultivate, almost reach the standard of 'Europe Endless' (whilst both sounding largely different to that track). In truth, there's little to criticise about 'Trans Europe Express'. It is a record which still sounds remarkably fresh and powerful over thirty years later (especially with this latest remastering), and which perfectly highlights why Kraftwerk were such an excellent and an influential band. For anyone looking for a great, early synth-pop record, or even just a hauntingly beautiful, pared-down record, then I would recommend 'Trans Europe Express' unreservedly.
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Interesting, I have come to like these tracks/songs.
Kraftwerk new to me but they've been around since time began.
I was guided by a best of list and don't regret the journey.
Have a go yourself, see what you think.
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I bought this for my sister for xmas. She had the LP over 25 years ago. It sounds amazing on CD and we enjoyed the journey,recognising all those hypnotic tunes we had forgotten! They outclass a lot of todays melodies.If you liked Kraftwerk back in the early 80s and liked Man Machine, you will LOVE Trans Europe Express. You will wake up with the melodies playing away in your head!Buy it!
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Trans Europe Express is probably the most essential Kraftwerk album, and well deserving of it's 'influential/masterpiece' reputation. I think it's the best overall example of the group's work, although the trademark repetetive rythms may not be to everyone's taste. I think the title track does go on a bit too long but is still a stunning tour de force. My favourite track is Franz Schubert, which is a gorgeous melody that induces a strange nostalgic feeling for something, though I know not what. Hall of Mirrors is one of their iciest tracks, similar in feel to the title track to their previous album Radioactivity. Showroom Dummies is a for-runner of the next album's song The Robots. Eurpope Endless is a gloriously melodic celebration of Europe, and is another highlight. Overall, Trans Europe Express is a superb album, that despite being over 30 years old, still sounds remarkably fresh and unique, and is a real landmark in electronic music.
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If you believed polls in papers and magazines whereby they list the "greatest" or "definitive" albums of all time, they tend to be "of the moment". So, you'd get a Liberty X album higher in the rankings that Rubber Soul for instance. I'm always astonished that Radiohead and Oasis albums are considered "better" that Revolver or Sgt Pepper....anyway, I digress. An album that SOMETIMES appears is this, T.E.E. Trans Europe Express. One of the finest albums released ever, of any genre.

This was released back in 1977, at the height of the Sex Pistols and The Clash and would release the tremendous Man Machine just a year later. This was back when Krafwerk seemed to release albums on a fairly frequent basis, however after this we would have to wait another three years for Computer World.

Even 35 years ago Kraftwerk were advocating the idea of a One Europe with travel on the sleek TEE. The first track, Europe Endless is certainly one of my favourites on any Krafwerk album with it's faux shuffle/bossa beat. Here Ralf gives 70s Britons glimpses of something more exotic in countries that are so near, but feel so far "parks, hotels and palaces" and "promenades and avenues" with "elegance and decadence". Stunning.

Next we have the somewhat spooky "The Hall Of Mirrors" which is pretty autobiographical I would imagine. Kraftwerk were starting to become "known" and were being name checked by world-famous stars, particularly David Bowie who wanted to collaborate. Kraftwerk didn't return his call!

The single "Showroom Dummies" is again about the fab four themselves and was apparently said to them while they were dancing in New York. The majority of Kraftwerk tracks have always been band efforts, but this is credited to Hutter himself.
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