3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Smart box set with full-size album art,
This review is from: Der Katalog (Schwarze Edition) (Audio CD)
Many of Kraftwerk's albums were released in both English and German editions; this one has the German-language as its name implies. You get 8 CDs in cardboard jackets with printed inner sleeves:
Trans Europa Express
Tour de France
In addition, you get 8 12" 16pp booklets featuring album art and other images, one for each album. The booklet covers are not always what you may remember from the LP. For example, for Trans Europa Express you get a stylised drawing of a train, not the four band members which were on the original album sleeve. However, that picture is included in full-size inside the booklet, so you are not missing out.
These booklets are housed in a strong slipcase which sits within the outer box.
You will not find any additional text or information here; but minimalism is part of the band's aesthetic so this is fitting.
Soundwise, these are 2009 remasters and sound fuller, louder and with stronger bass than the first issues, though perhaps with some loss of delicacy. I am happy with the sound overall.
It is an attractive package and worth having if you can find it at a sensible price.