Kraftwerk / 3-D: The Catalogue box sets

Parlophone are releasing Kraftwerk: 3-D The Catalogue next month, an audio/video document – available in a number of physical editions – that features all eight albums as performed live in the leading museums of the world in the last few years.

This set – which is available as a deluxe blu-ray box set, vinyl box, and CD set – features the eight classic Kraftwerk albums in chronological order: Autobahn (1974), Radio-Activity (1975), Trans Europe Express (1977), The Man-Machine (1978), Computer World (1981), Techno Pop (1986), The Mix (1991) and Tour De France (2003) – filmed and recorded between 2012 and 2016 on the band’s 3-D World Tour. The locations include MoMA (New York), The Tate Modern Turbine Hall (London), Akasaka Blitz (Tokyo), Opera House (Sydney), Norske Opera (Oslo), Paradiso (Amsterdam), Fondation Louis Vuitton (Paris) and Neue National Galerie (Berlin).

The 12 x 12-inch Deluxe Blu-Ray/Book edition features four Blu-Ray discs and a 236-page hardback art-book containing computer generated images from the 3-D multi-media performances alongside a selection of unseen photos. Two blu-rays cover the album performances, the other two discs contain tour films and projections. Everything is 3D but compatible with standard 2D. These all have Dolby Atmos 5.1 audio too, if you’re amp is compatible! The total running time is 436 minutes.

The nine-LP deluxe vinyl box set has the eight albums (The Mix being a double) as performed across the world and mixed by Kraftwerk, who say the sound quality is “peerless”. An eight-CD box set mirrors the vinyl package, but is considerably cheaper.

If all this is too much, then abriged 77-minute versions are available on two-LP vinyl and on both discs of a blu-ray+DVD combo pack

3-D The Catalogue is issued on 26 May 2017.

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3-D Catalogue - blu-ray and book deluxe box

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3-D Catalogue - blu-ray+DVD combo

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12″ Blu-ray box set with book

Disc: 1
1. Autobahn (5.1 mix)
2. Kometenmelodie1 (5.1 mix)
3. Kometenmelodie2 (5.1 mix)
4. Mitternacht (5.1 mix)
5. Morgenspaziergang (5.1 mix)
6. Geiger Counter (5.1 mix)
7. Radioactivity (5.1 mix)
8. Radioland (5.1 mix)
9. Airwaves (5.1 mix)
10. Intermission
11. News (5.1 mix)
12. The Voice Of Energy (5.1 mix)
13. Antenna (5.1 mix)
14. Radio Stars (5.1 mix)
15. Uranium (5.1 mix)
16. Transistor (5.1 mix)
17. Ohm Sweet Ohm (5.1 mix)
18. Trans Europe Express (5.1 Mix)
19. Metal On Metal (5.1 Mix)
20. Abzug (5.1 Mix)
21. Franz Schubert (5.1 Mix)
22. Europe Endless (5.1 Mix)
23. The Hall Of Mirrors (5.1 Mix)
24. Showroom Dummies (5.1 Mix)
25. The Man Machine (5.1 mix)
26. Spacelab (5.1 mix)
27. The Model (5.1 mix)
28. Neon Lights (5.1 mix)
29. The Robots (5.1 mix)
30. Metropolis (5.1 mix)
31. Autobahn (Stereo Mix)
32. Kometenmelodie1 (Stereo Mix)
33. Kometenmelodie2 (Stereo Mix)
34. Mitternacht (Stereo Mix)
35. Morgenspaziergang (Stereo Mix)
36. Geiger Counter (Stereo Mix)
37. Radioactivity (Stereo Mix)
38. Radioland (Stereo Mix)
39. Airwaves (Stereo Mix)
40. Intermission (Stereo Mix)
41. News (Stereo Mix)
42. The Voice Of Energy (Stereo Mix)
43. Antenna (Stereo Mix)
44. Radio Stars (Stereo Mix)
45. Uranium (Stereo Mix)
46. Transistor (Stereo Mix)
47. Ohm Sweet Ohm (Stereo Mix)
48. Trans Europe Express (Stereo Mix)
49. Metal On Metal (Stereo Mix)
50. Abzug (Stereo Mix)
51. Franz Schubert (Stereo Mix)
52. Europe Endless (Stereo Mix)
53. The Hall Of Mirrors (Stereo Mix)
54. Showroom Dummies (Stereo Mix)
55. The Man Machine (Stereo Mix)
56. Spacelab (Stereo Mix)
57. The Model (Stereo Mix)
58. Neon Lights (Stereo Mix)
59. The Robots (Stereo Mix)
60. Metropolis (Stereo Mix)
61. Autobahn (Headphone Surround 3D)
62. Kometenmelodie 1 (Headphone Surround 3D)
63. Kometenmelodie 2 (Headphone Surround 3D)
64. Mitternacht (Headphone Surround 3D)
65. Morgenspaziergang (Headphone Surround 3D)
66. Geiger Counter (Headphone Surround 3D)
67. Radioactivity (Headphone Surround 3D)
68. Radioland (Headphone Surround 3D)
69. Airwaves (Headphone Surround 3D)
70. Intermission (Headphone Surround 3D)
71. News (Headphone Surround 3D)
72. The Voice Of Energy (Headphone Surround 3D)
73. Antenna (Headphone Surround 3D)
74. Radio Stars (Headphone Surround 3D)
75. Uranium (Headphone Surround 3D)
76. Transistor (Headphone Surround 3D)
77. Ohm Sweet Ohm (Headphone Surround 3D)
78. Trans Europe Express (Headphone Surround 3D)
79. Metal On Metal (Headphone Surround 3D)
80. Abzug (Headphone Surround 3D)
81. Franz Schubert (Headphone Surround 3D)
82. Europe Endless (Headphone Surround 3D)
83. The Hall Of Mirrors (Headphone Surround 3D)
84. Showroom Dummies (Headphone Surround 3D)
85. The Man Machine (Headphone Surround 3D)
86. Spacelab (Headphone Surround 3D)
87. The Model (Headphone Surround 3D)
88. Neon Lights (Headphone Surround 3D)
89. The Robots (Headphone Surround 3D)
90. Metropolis (Headphone Surround 3D)

Disc: 2
1. Numbers (5.1 Mix)
2. Computer World (5.1 Mix)
3. It’s More Fun To Compute (5.1 Mix)
4. Home Computer (5.1 Mix)
5. Computer Love (5.1 Mix)
6. Pocket Calculator (5.1 Mix)
7. Dentaku (5.1 Mix)
8. Electric Cafe (5.1 Mix)
9. The Telephone Call (5.1 Mix)
10. House Phone (5.1 Mix)
11. Sex Object (5.1 Mix)
12. Boing Boom Tschak (5.1 Mix)
13. Techno Pop (5.1 Mix)
14. Music Non Stop (5.1 Mix)
15. The Robots (5.1 mix)
16. Computer Love (5.1 Mix)
17. Pocket Calculator (5.1 Mix)
18. Dentaku (5.1 Mix)
19. Autobahn (5.1 mix)
20. Geiger Counter (5.1 mix)
21. Radioactivity (5.1 mix)
22. Trans Europe Express (5.1 Mix)
23. Metal On Metal (5.1 Mix)
24. Abzug (5.1 Mix)
25. Home Computer (5.1 Mix)
26. Boing Boom Tschak (5.1 Mix)
27. Techno Pop (5.1 Mix)
28. Music Non Stop (5.1 Mix)
29. Planet Of Visions (5.1 Mix)
30. Tour De France (5.1 Mix)
31. Prologue (5.1 Mix)
32. Etape 1 (5.1 Mix)
33. Chrono (5.1 Mix)
34. Etape 2 (5.1 Mix)
35. Vitamin (5.1 Mix)
36. Aero Dynamik (5.1 Mix)
37. Elektro Kardiogram (5.1 Mix)
38. La Forme (5.1 Mix)
39. Regeneration (5.1 Mix)
40. Numbers (Stereo Mix)
41. Computer World (Stereo Mix)
42. It’s More Fun To Compute (Stereo Mix)
43. Home Computer (Stereo Mix)
44. Computer Love (Stereo Mix)
45. Pocket Calculator (Stereo Mix)
46. Dentaku (Stereo Mix)
47. Electric Cafe (Stereo Mix)
48. The Telephone Call (Stereo Mix)
49. House Phone (Stereo Mix)
50. Sex Object (Stereo Mix)
51. Boing Boom Tschak (Stereo Mix)
52. Techno Pop (Stereo Mix)
53. Music Non Stop (Stereo Mix)
54. The Robots (Stereo Mix)
55. Computer Love (Stereo Mix)
56. Pocket Calculator (Stereo Mix)
57. Dentaku (Stereo Mix)
58. Autobahn (Stereo Mix)
59. Geiger Counter (Stereo Mix)
60. Radioactivity (Stereo Mix)
61. Trans Europa Express (Stereo Mix)
62. Metal On Metal (Stereo Mix)
63. Abzug (Stereo Mix)
64. Home Computer (Stereo Mix)
65. Boing Boom Tschak (Stereo Mix)
66. Techno Pop (Stereo Mix)
67. Music Non Stop (Stereo Mix)
68. Planet Of Visions (Stereo Mix)
69. Tour De France (Stereo Mix)
70. Prologue (Stereo Mix)
71. Etape 1 (Stereo Mix)
72. Chrono (Stereo Mix)
73. Etape 2 (Stereo Mix)
74. Vitamin (Stereo Mix)
75. Aero Dynamik (Stereo Mix)
76. Elektro Kardiogram (Stereo Mix)
77. La Forme (Stereo Mix)
78. Regeneration (Stereo Mix)
79. Numbers (Headphone Surround 3D)
80. Computer World (Headphone Surround 3D)
81. It’s More Fun To Compute (Headphone Surround 3D)
82. Home Computer (Headphone Surround 3D)
83. Computer Love (Headphone Surround 3D)
84. Pocket Calculator (Headphone Surround 3D)
85. Dentaku (Headphone Surround 3D)
86. Electric Cafe (Headphone Surround 3D)
87. The Telefon Call (Headphone Surround 3D)
88. House Phone (Headphone Surround 3D)
89. Sex Object (Headphone Surround 3D)
90. Boing Boom Tschak (Headphone Surround 3D)
91. Techno Pop (Headphone Surround 3D)
92. Music Non Stop (Headphone Surround 3D)
93. The Robots (Headphone Surround 3D)
94. Computer Love (Headphone Surround 3D)
95. Pocket Calculator (Headphone Surround 3D)
96. Dentaku (Headphone Surround 3D)
97. Autobahn (Headphone Surround 3D)
98. Geiger Counter (Headphone Surround 3D)
99. Radioactivity (Headphone Surround 3D)
100. Trans Europe Express (Headphone Surround 3D)
101. Metal On Metal (Headphone Surround 3D)
102. Abzug (Headphone Surround 3D)
103. Home Computer (Headphone Surround 3D)
104. Boing Boom Tschak (Headphone Surround 3D)
105. Techno Pop (Headphone Surround 3D)
106. Music Non Stop (Headphone Surround 3D)
107. Planet Of Visions (Headphone Surround 3D)
108. Tour De France (Headphone Surround 3D)
109. Prologue (Headphone Surround 3D)
110. Etape 1 (Headphone Surround 3D)
111. Chrono (Headphone Surround 3D)
112. Etape 2 (Headphone Surround 3D)
113. Vitamin (Headphone Surround 3D)
114. Aero Dynamik (Headphone Surround 3D)
115. Elektro Kardiogram (Headphone Surround 3D)
116. La Forme (Headphone Surround 3D)
117. Regeneration (Headphone Surround 3D)

Disc: 3
1. Autobahn (Bonus Content)
2. Kometenmelodie1 (Bonus Content)
3. Kometenmelodie2 (Bonus Content)
4. Mitternacht (Bonus Content)
5. Morgenspaziergang (Bonus Content)
6. Geiger Counter (Bonus Content)
7. Radioactivity (Bonus Content)
8. Radioland (Bonus Content)
9. Airwaves (Bonus Content)
10. Intermission (Bonus Content)
11. News (Bonus Content)
12. The Voice Of Energy (Bonus Content)
13. Antenna (Bonus Content)
14. Radio Stars (Bonus Content)
15. Uranium (Bonus Content)
16. Transistor (Bonus Content)
17. Ohm Sweet Ohm (Bonus Content)
18. Trans Europe Express (Bonus Content)
19. Metal On Metal (Bonus Content)
20. Abzug (Bonus Content)
21. Franz Schubert (Bonus Content)
22. Europe Endless (Bonus Content)
23. The Hall Of Mirrors (Bonus Content)
24. Showroom Dummies (Bonus Content)
25. The Man Machine (Bonus Content)
26. Spacelab (Bonus Content)
27. The Model (Bonus Content)
28. Neon Lights (Bonus Content)
29. The Robots (Bonus Content)
30. Metropolis (Bonus Content)

Disc: 4
1. Numbers (Bonus Content)
2. Computer World (Bonus Content)
3. It’s More Fun To Compute (Bonus Content)
4. Home Computer (Bonus Content)
5. Computer Love (Bonus Content)
6. Pocket Calculator (Bonus Content)
7. Dentaku (Bonus Content)
8. Electric Cafe (Bonus Content)
9. The Telephone Call (Bonus Content)
10. House Phone (Bonus Content)
11. Sex Object (Bonus Content)
12. Boing Boom Tschak (Bonus Content)
13. Techno Pop (Bonus Content)
14. Music Non Stop (Bonus Content)
15. The Robots (Bonus Content)
16. Computer Love (Bonus Content)
17. Pocket Calculator (Bonus Content)
18. Dentaku (Bonus Content)
19. Autobahn (Bonus Content)
20. Geiger Counter (Bonus Content)
21. Trans Europe Express (Bonus Content)
22. Metal On Metal (Bonus Content)
23. Abzug (Bonus Content)
24. Home Computer (Bonus Content)
25. Boing Boom Tschak (Bonus Content)
26. Techno Pop (Bonus Content)
27. Music Non Stop (Bonus Content)
28. Planet Of Visions (Bonus Content)
29. Tour De France (Bonus Content)
30. Prologue (Bonus Content)
31. Etape 1 (Bonus Content)
32. Chrono (Bonus Content)
33. Etape 2 (Bonus Content)
34. Vitamin (Bonus Content)
35. Aero Dynamik (Bonus Content)
36. Elektro Kardiogram (Bonus Content)
37. La Forme (Bonus Content)
38. Regeneration (Bonus Content)

2-disc Blu-ray + DVD combo (abriged)

Disc: 1 (blu-ray)
1. Autobahn (5.1 mix)
2. Geiger Counter (5.1 mix)
3. Radioactivity (5.1 mix)
4. Trans Europe Express (5.1 Mix)
5. Metal On Metal (5.1 Mix)
6. Abzug (5.1 Mix)
7. The Man Machine (5.1 mix)
8. Numbers (5.1 Mix)
9. Computer World (5.1 Mix)
10. Boing Boom Tschak (5.1 Mix)
11. Techno Pop (5.1 Mix)
12. Music Non Stop (5.1 Mix)
13. The Robots (5.1 mix)
14. Tour De France (5.1 Mix)
15. Prologue (5.1 Mix)
16. Etape 1 (5.1 Mix)
17. Chrono (5.1 Mix)
18. Etape 2 (5.1 Mix)

Disc: 2 (dvd)
1. Autobahn (5.1 mix)
2. Geiger Counter (5.1 mix)
3. Radioactivity (5.1 mix)
4. Trans Europe Express (5.1 Mix)
5. Metal On Metal (5.1 Mix)
6. Abzug (5.1 Mix)
7. The Man Machine (5.1 mix)
8. Numbers (5.1 Mix)
9. Computer World (5.1 Mix)
10. Boing Boom Tschak (5.1 Mix)
11. Techno Pop (5.1 Mix)
12. Music Non Stop (5.1 Mix)
13. The Robots (5.1 mix)
14. Tour De France (5.1 Mix)
15. Prologue (5.1 Mix)
16. Etape 1 (5.1 Mix)
17. Chrono (5.1 Mix)
18. Etape 2 (5.1 Mix)

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108 responses to Kraftwerk / 3-D: The Catalogue box sets

  1. Oh my God…the Holy Grail for Kraftwerk fans (apart from a new album). I’ve already ordered the deluxe box set. 3D sound and vision – what’s not to like? Dolby Atmos too….my head may explode! Just a shame there’s no 4K UHD version but then it couldn’t be 3D I guess. Awesome news!

    • Tom of FIN says:

      Very sad, as has been solely run business of herr Ralf Hutter solely.

      Again writers’s block or what despite him publicly saying new material coming up (past about 10 years!). So far again only modifying copyrights to gain mo’money. No new works for over 30 years apart of one again bicyling (Tour de France) inspired works for being knowingly his fixation as a hobby.

      Ralf definitely is a business man. From Dusseldorf. As usual. Been there (many times), done that.

  2. Javier says:

    Well, I guess I’ve finally chosen my birthday present… :) The price is OK, specially on CD… but even the vinyl set is not particularly expensive…

  3. Joachim says:

    Wow (my shortest post on SDE followed by the fasted preorder 1-click ever)

  4. Andrew Barnett says:

    Any listing for 8 CD set yet?

  5. Rob C says:

    Fantastic news! Going to have to save up – got my sights on the BluRay plus 8-Cd boxes. And I’ll probably spring for the abridged version as well.

    Here’s hoping (?) new music is forthcoming?

  6. adam shaw says:

    Thanks for the info Paul.
    Ill have the lot , ta

  7. Tim D says:

    I must have misunderstood this. I thought it included 5.1 mixes of the studio albums too? Anyway still looks amazing…….

  8. adam shaw says:

    Do you know if the blu rays will be 5.1 ?

  9. Dave Butterfield says:

    Kraftwerk stopped being Kraftwerk years ago. Just randoms now.

    • Billy Dojcak says:

      It was good to see/hear them five years ago, but now they are just an oldies touring band.

      • Neil Kelly says:

        Utter nonsense from you both. Stupid comment of the day. It’s also 2017 not 1989 and the 2nd and 3rd members have been there 26 years EACH. The 4th member who ultimately replaces Florian who CHOSE to leave in 2008 and ONLY does visuals in the live performances. We’ve actually lucky 46 years on to still have Kraftwerk. Ralf’s 70 you know?

  10. adam shaw says:

    Sorry , missed that bit , to excited

  11. Callage says:

    Comparative pricing puts the Sgt Peppers box set into perspective.

    8xLP = 110 GBP
    1xLP = 105 GBP

  12. Auntie Sabrina says:

    Wonder how low the price may go…

  13. John M says:

    3D Blu Ray AND 5.1 ?! ORDERED! 8-)

  14. Horslips says:

    I know this is more of it but I wonder if there is a live version with the lyrics in German?

    I prefer the albums with the German lyrics – and, no, I don’t speak a word of German.

    • adam shaw says:

      Know what you mean , ive got as many of their albums in German as possible and i also dont speak German .

    • Javier says:

      I’m with you here… But I’m afraid we won’t get a German version of this…

    • Billy Dojcak says:

      Most of their output sounds better in German.

      • Paul Thomson says:

        I went to the eight shows in Oslo last year and they did alternate versions of some songs in English and German for the different sets (e.g. one show The Model would be in English the next show it would be in German). Suppose it will depend what versions they ultimately chose?

  15. John Hirst says:

    Fantastic. I am going to see their 3D show later this year, but to get all eight albums in 3D is truly unexpected. The only downside is that I can’t really justify getting the vinyl as well. I KNEW getting a 3D TV was a good investment.

  16. Steve R says:

    With this and the 8 disc Brain Records box set just recently released, it’s going to be an expensive time for fans of all things Krautrock.
    I’m also still hoping that Ralf Hutter will find time to remaster and release the first 3 Kraftwerk albums (plus the Tone Float LP).

  17. David Carter says:

    I already have all the special editions on CD so resisted enough to just buy the 3 disc vinyl LP plus the blu ray/dvd for 5.1 versions :-)

  18. HalloweenJack says:

    This is excellent but “The Catalogue” seems to be Kraftwerk’s equivalent to Waters’ “The Wall”.
    Enough of those eight albums! Remaster the first three!
    How about an album of new material?
    Enough nostalgia, Ralf.
    To be honest, I was more excited when I heard Florian’s “Stop Plastic Pollution”.

  19. Matteo Leoni says:

    Well, honestly I’m slightly disappointed because the only way to see all the videos/projections is with a Bluray player, that I don’t own.
    On the DVD there is just a selection of tracks that I already know, having seen them twice in 3D shows: what I really wanted to see is the visuals of less-known tracks like “Morgenspaziergang”, “Antenna”, etc., and those are only on the 4-Bluray box.

    And no, I’m not gonna buy a Blu-ray player specifically for that.

    • Billy Dojcak says:

      Years ago when we had an old tv I bought a bluray player just for the enhanced audio. I could still listen to the music in surround.

      • Neil Kelly says:

        Buy a Blu ray for this? It’s 2017 not 1999 Blu ray players are starting about £15. I got one in 2009 and a Blu ray recorder in 2013. Never looked back. Can’t wait to see them on my 2nd hand Sony 4K Ultra HD 3D TV. You stick with you DVD’s lol

    • adrian v says:

      You should, in concerts, not only you get hd video, the hd audio/uncompressed is awesome.
      worth every penny

  20. Adam says:

    Might be the fastest I’ve ever gone from “read” to “order” on this site. 3D Blu-ray box set?! TAKE MY MONEY, PLEASE!!

  21. adam shaw says:

    The Robots and De Roboter are available for download on JunoDownload , so looks like there is a German version as well or maybe there is duel language on the blu rays

  22. Jeff says:

    Just wow. Between this and the Beatles box, I may have to skip a few meals but it will be worth it.

    • Billy Dojcak says:

      I know. My two favourite bands and there hasn’t been much work lately. I’ll probably first get the Kraftwerk as it’s more unique. Already have about every format so far and have many configurations of Pepper.

  23. Johnny Feathers says:

    On the one hand, I’ll probably have to get this.

    On the other hand, releasing this deluxe live set 10 years after their last live set, with no new albums to show for it, is kind of lame. Other than the 3D effects and some variations on the arrangements, it’s not like they’re known for spontaneity or unique performances.

    Being in Chicago, I didn’t get to see on of the “full album” performances, but I really dug the 3D show I saw of theirs a few years back.

  24. Phil G. says:

    This AND the Sgt Pepper box coming out on the same day. Thank goodness there’s a Bank Holiday weekend to explore it all.

    Paul, I want an unboxing video done by a Kraftwerk-style robot of you, with 3D video and Dolby Atmos surround sound… :)

  25. Johnny Feathers says:

    Also–no option for Blu-ray with CDs? Instead, you need to spend another $50? Ugh. If that’s the case, I hope the audio will be available on iTunes. No need for 2 big boxes. Just seems silly, since we’re getting the video with audio, that there’s not a (legal, easy) way to just take the audio to go.

  26. Michael Fortin says:

    $53 for the 8-CD? Take my money!

    Just listened to The Robots 3-D version on Spotify. Check it out, it sounds great!

  27. Marc T says:

    I was fortunate to see them on this tour. It was a fantastic experience. One of the all-time highlights in concert. I’ll be picking this up.

  28. Kevin Allen says:

    Terrific news!
    Kraftwerk fans have been waiting ages for this. I was lucky enough to see half the Tate Modern shows and have been looking forward to this ever since. Just hope it doesn’t get delayed / postponed.

  29. Trash says:

    Desperately tried to get a ticket to see Man-Machine, Trans Europe Express or ComputerWorld here in the UK and failed miserably (I did see the on the original ComputerWorld tour in Brighton and on the Mix tour in Brixton).

    If I was feeling richer I’d probably pick up the vinyl or CD set but…

    To be honest I kind of agree with the ‘enough of the retreads, let’s have some new material’ sentiment.

    • Trash says:

      Oh I seem to recall seeing them at the Royal Festival Hall where I think they had some 3D content on show as well. I think that was the Tour De France Soundtracks tour.
      The Minimum Maximum live releases of the time captures the concerts very well.
      So definitely enough Kraftwerk live for me – I’m out!

  30. Jan says:

    Is the 8 CD version in a 12×12 box too, like Catalogue?

  31. Mr X says:

    Hmmm I’m not sure.
    Have been into kraftwerk since TEE, but nowadays they’re more of a tribute act!

  32. daveid76 says:

    Phew…for a moment I thought it may have been the new album they’ve been working on since the previous ice age. I’m glad I’ve been spared a giddy turn.

  33. Dan L says:

    Sigh… poorer already
    I don’t know if Paul will mind but I have hopelessly out of print sealed copies of the SACD sets that they put out. I won’t post my email because I’d like to see what Paul says first. If it’s OK I have a 2 SACD set of the north american and 2 extra copies of the ‘GSA’ german edition
    They’re selling over 600 pounds for new sealed copies. I could do better without going through eBay or Amazon. I have extra copies of all kinds of stuff and I stupidly never sell any of it but if they keep coming out with all this great new material, I’ll have to subsidize it somehow.!

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Would prefer if we don’t do the whole buy-sell thing via SDE comments. Would like to keep the lid on that can of worms. Ta!

    • Billy Dojcak says:

      I bought my SACD just as they were on the way out. Had to fight to get it as I was sent the cd version at first.

  34. negative1 says:

    I’m pretty sure i will be buying the boxset, and other versions.

    Wonder if it will be available in german and english?

    I saw the 3d concerts twice (best of), and it was very cool. I think the videos will be cool for people that haven’t seen them.


    That being said, I’ll be the first one to say, that the full album concerts are very disappointing.

    I was hoping they would represent the full albums better, but most of the songs are truncated, and
    album tracks are left off.

    So don’t expect the full albums like you remember them.

    Of course, the sound quality is excellent, so no issues with that.

    Will definintely be doing a full in depth review once it was out.


    • Billy Dojcak says:

      I was disappointed with the updated arrangements. House Phone had none of the Karl Bartos vox.

    • Michael says:

      I’ve heard recordings of all of the catalogue concerts, and while some songs are sadly truncated (Mitternacht, Morgenspaziergang, and to even Metal on Metal/Abzug have all been shortened, which is disappointing). They have not cut any album tracks from performance altogether, though. I think some of the titles here are not mentioned if they are transitional tracks, like the ones that are really an extension of another song (like Aerodynamik).

  35. Rob says:

    All looks really nice but shame that the book is only available with the deluxe Blu ray set and there isn’t a Blu ray video and vinyl option. I suppose it’s to encourage multiple purchase…?

  36. Pim says:

    Is there any info about English/German versions available yet?

  37. Brent says:

    For those without 3D tv’s, and I feel dumb asking this, but will the glasses come with this so we can see the 3D videos like at the shows?

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      If you haven’t got a 3D TV then you can’t watch the 3D element, no matter what glasses you wear! 3D TVs are being discontinued in 2017, so go figure…

  38. memoryboy says:

    Still waiting for Kraftwerk to release a “Singles Collection” with all their 7″ singles, because some of their tracks are really long, like Auto-Bahn, which I love, but would like a proper “best Of” collection with all their singles.

    • Sytze says:

      Can got there first with “The Singles”, due out soon. I doubt Kraftwerk will follow that example…

  39. Gary Hunter says:

    So just to clarify, is the Blu-Ray, Live Concert Film or just the Concert Audio with the Video Screens they use??

  40. baward says:

    Interesting and a good price. I do wonder why Kraftwerk continue to trade on their past when former bandmate Karl Bartos is happy putting out great new stuff (although even he re-released his 2003 album ‘Communication’ in 2016!)

    I’m off to play my original German copy of ‘Radio-Activity’ and plan where next I’m going to stick one of those yellow ‘nuclear’ stickers…

    • Michael says:

      Bartos released one album in recent memory. It’s not like he’s been prolific. It was good, but also derivative of Kraftwerk in theme, imagery and content, and not up to their standard on the whole. I am glad to have it, but I think the only reason that album got some attention was for trading on Kraftwerk’s past.

  41. Brian says:

    dammit, I’ll have to wait until next year on this. My big buy this year will be the Bowie boxset 1977 – ???.

  42. Johnny Feathers says:

    Just noticed that the audio material is listed on Amazon’s digital music store. The price for the whole set (audio only, mind you) is $37.99 American. The tracklists for each “disc” are also abbreviated, as some tracks appear to be a combination or medley of songs. So the Autobahn album is just two tracks: the title track, and a second track that comprises the other 4 instrumental tracks.

  43. Chris says:

    Sorry, I’m probably being dumb, but could you confirm what the Vinyl and CD box sets will contain track wise please?

  44. Michael says:

    So poor schmuck me has a 2D blu ray player and tv and 2 channel audio cd set up. Which set would serve me best? Paul? Anyone?

  45. Philip Cohen says:

    The big question is, to what extent will this group sound like Kraftwerk? They have only one member of the classic Kraftwerk line-up. They are, by and large, a tribute band.

    • Michael says:

      Fritz and Henning have been in Kraftwerk since 1991, longer than Bartos and Flur. They also contribute more to the group in terms of sound than you might give them credit for. It’s too bad they’ve only released 1 album of new material and 1 studio EP in the last 26 years, though. But they refine the group’s sound over and over, slowly… but it is no mere tribute to past glory, imo.

      Anyhow, novelty can be overrated. Just think of how many people complain when their favorite old artists focus more on new material than the “favorites,” too.

      That said, Ralf is a perfectionist, and I hope someday he’ll finally be ready to release the next album before he turns 75.

  46. Chris says:

    I’ve just opted for the abridged bluray/DVD pack, although the CD box is very appealing. May is turning into an expensive month.

  47. Pete Muscutt says:

    A friend of mine asked if this was a ‘stop gap’ release while the new album is being finished off – ahh, to be that optimistic. As someone who missed out on them live this year (although I saw them in 2004), I’ll be getting the Bluray set of this – it’s not like Kraftwerk release stuff regularly, is it???

  48. richie says:

    It`s gonna be the CD box and the DVD/Bluray set for me. I don`t even own all the studio albums* but I reckon I`m gonna fill the blanks in with the remastered L.P.s which are reported to be superior to the CDs.
    *I`ve had `Trans-Europe Express` on L.P. since the day of release. Despite my favourite albums originating from analogue source this album is in there with the best of them.

  49. Daran says:

    Great value for the BD/DVD combo. Shows what can be achieved for a multi-disk set without going into £40+ markup. Well done Kraftwerk, at that price I will probably get it as an electronic music fan rather than one of the band.

  50. Pete Muscutt says:

    Did anyone get the copy of Wallpaper magazine a few years ago with some of the Kraftwerk 3D images in? I think the mag came with the retro red/blue 3D glasses.

  51. Robert Morgenstern says:

    Expensive month. Ordered the deluxe box. If it comes in both languages (and it is not only the packaging) than i must rob a bank. Thank you for the info Paul

  52. Simon Webster says:

    Is it still worth having the Blu Ray box set if I don’t have 3D capabilities? I fancy this and the CD option.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      It’s the only way to get ALL the visuals even if you’re not going to experience the 3D effect.

  53. Chris F says:

    Another box set of live/old material in yet another format.
    Love Kraftwerk bit will never buy this.

    Anyone interested in my Minimum Maximum DVD/CD Laptop hard book.
    This just reminded me I don’t need that either!

    New Kraftwerk music please!!!!!

  54. Philip Cohen says:

    When I click on the link for the deluxe Blu-ray + book box, lists the format as “DVD-Audio”. While I am equiped to play DVD-audio & Blu-ray-audio formats, I am waiting for definite correct information from Amazon before ordering.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Amazon regularly mis-label stuff like this. I assure you it is the correct item. There is no 4-disc DVD edition, for starters, just the 2-disc Blu-ray+DVD combo!

  55. Julian Hancock says:

    I see that some people are disappointed these live albums do not necessarily include every album track played in full. Personally, I think that this probably a good thing. Live concerts usually benefit ( and always have) from reworking both running order and track length/ arrangement. If not, then for me, yovu might as well just play the original.

  56. Florian M. Kranz says:

    As good “Mensch Maschine” schould allow to switch between the English and the German track of the same concert (like one can do it on the TV chain Arte between German and French).

  57. 7 says:

    Dolby Atmos audio means that there are overhead (ceiling) sound channels (I think it’s up to 4). The audio mix information only says 5.1 . A Dolby Atmos audio mix with 4 overhead sound channels would be 5.1.4

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Not sure… while we’re discussing Atmos, Giles Martin said at the Abbey Road / Sgt Pepper thing that he’d done an Atmos version of Sgt Pepper too!

  58. Tom M says:

    “Is it still worth having the Blu Ray box set if I don’t have 3D capabilities? I fancy this and the CD option.”

    I thought the same thing and really want the book and headphone mixes.

  59. Rudi says:

    I wonder if the vinyl box contains a download code as well?

  60. Auntie Sabrina says:

    Dolby Atmos can use 5.1 speakers

  61. Roboter says:

    fantastic news but….I hope also,within 2020 year ,in:
    NUMBER 9 and BOX PRE-AUTOBAHN (Kw 1, Kw 2, Ralf & Florian and Tone Float)

  62. Daveyman says:

    Having listened to the 3D Robots track on Spotify and seen the promo video for the boxset – they all sound like remixed/re-recorded versions of all the classic albums – doesn’t seem to be any audience sound on them like the Minimum/Maximum set a few years ago… strange?

  63. Daveyman says:

    also how does a 5.1 mix work on vinyl??

  64. Koen says:

    Been waiting a long time for a box so I didn’t buy any of the remastered vinyl.
    Now I wonder if I should get these live versions? Will they be very different from the albums considering it’s Kraftwerk and it’s all programmed and not a live rock recording from a pop/rock band?
    Or should I stick to the original albums on remastered vinyl?

  65. Auntie Sabrina says:

    Daveyman, maybe the audience has been mixed to the rear surround/3D channels? I think you are right about the albums being remixed or re-recorded…

  66. montblanc says:

    The link for the Blu Ray box set shown above no longer takes you to the Amazon listing for “The Catalogue 3D (DVD Audio)” as previously but to an Amazon message saying, “We’re sorry. The Web address you’ve entered is not a functioning page on our site”.

  67. Electric Sydney says:

    I think when push comes to shove, I’ll get the English blu-ray set and the German cd set, if it’s true that it will be mostly in German.

  68. Peter says:

    Aaarrrggghhh… I have so many copies of these songs: old vinyl, first release CDs, remastered CD box set, separate remastered vinyl… I just can’t justify the cash but oh boy it looks good!!! I know if I more cash I’d have hit that pre-order immediately.

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