Kraftwerk: Box Set

Kraftwerk To Release Four Decades of Werk As Box Set - 12345678 The Catalogue
Select CD, Vinyl & Digital Releases To Accompany

Electro pioneers Kraftwerk are celebrating the 35th anniversary of their landmark 1974 hit Autobahn by releasing 12345678 The Catalogue, a special collector's CD box set featuring remastered versions of eight of Kraftwerk's albums on October 6. Rolling back musical barriers with every forward-thinking phase of their career, Dusseldorf's Zen masters of electronic minimalism laid the foundations for four decades of computerized pop and dance music. By chain reaction and mutation, they have influenced generations of artists in all genres, mapping musical futures yet to come. From Bowie to Daft Punk, Aphex Twin to Portishead, Dr. Dre to LCD Soundsystem, and almost everyone in between, the mark of Kraftwerk is endless.

In 2009 Kraftwerk have upgraded their Kling Klang masters with the latest studio technology helping make these eight already magnificent recordings sound better. Decades may pass, but Kraftwerk's streamlined synthetic symphonies stand outside time, as fresh as tomorrow, transcendent and sublime.

The catalog will be released across the following formats:

*CD box set containing 8 x CDs in "mini-vinyl" card wallet packaging, plus individual large format booklets.

* Due to licensing restrictions in the U.S., only five of the eight albums will be released as separate CD editions: Autobahn, Radio-Activity, Trans Europe Express, The Man Machine and Tour De France. As a result, the only way for fans to own the entire catalog on CD is to purchase the Box Set.

* 5 x individual CDs in special O-card slipcases featuring newly expanded artwork, including many previously unseen images, all of which have been reproduced to the highest technical standards.

* 5 x individual heavyweight vinyl LPs with large format booklets.

* Digital downloads.

The remastered collections will be available October 6.

[Published on: 8/20/09]

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