- Audio CD (18 Sept. 1995)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Original recording remastered
- Label: EMI Music UK
- ASIN: B00000DQSZ
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- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
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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 McCleereySee all Product description
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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.
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.
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.Read more ›
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An early experience for a concert in the summer. As detailed with good sound qualityPublished 5 months ago by Grey haired Al
If you don't have this album in your collection, well then you don't really even have a half way decent collection.Published 5 months ago by Rasmussen
Often considered their finest hour, this album takes you on a trip through a European age that has sadly passed by. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Rattus Rattus
Another blast from the past that I bought to replace my LP. Very advanced for its time and I just love Show Room Dummies. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Paul Whitaker