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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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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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184 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.

    • bob lee says:

      Hi have you any idea how we will be able to listen to headphone surround sound mixes when to my knowledge blu ray players dont have headphone sockets?

      • Darren Hunt says:

        The 3D sound is a ‘Psychoacoustic effect’, or perception, as opposed to actual surround sound via headphones. Believe it or not, the effect is more pronounced when listening through headphones!!! Strange I know, but I promised you, very, very, true! Please don’t be skeptical, I promise you, you WILL love it!!!
        Hope this answers your query

  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?
    Cheers

  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
    vs
    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:

      Horslips
      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?

    • Steff says:

      I’m wondering if there will be a difference between the two Versions at all…
      I mean “3D Der Katalog” and “3D The Catalogue” – there are only 8 concerts to follow – and those are surely not completely in two versions. Guess this edition will not have any differences for the German- and the International-Version. If there are some – they must have edited the voice-content in post production. Quite thrilled to listen to the live performances – if they match the “Minimum/Maximum” Quality…
      The performances will be in both languages of course and mixing the style of both benefits.

  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.

    • Neil Kelly says:

      Er it’s 13 years and that was around 20 tracks. This is 69. It’s also 3D blu not crummy 2d DVD

  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.

    later
    -1

    • 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.

      • Superhuman Being says:

        Karl Bartos (co-composer of Kraftwerk’s most famous songs) has released FOUR albums of all-new material since leaving the group. Elektric Music: Esperanto (1993), Electric Music (1998), Communication (2003), and Off The Record (2013). Wolfgang Flur even released two post-Kraftwerk albums, Yamo: Time Pie (1997) and Eloquence (2015). Ralf and Florian only managed to release one new album (Tour De France Soundtracks, 2003) and one new single (Expo2000, 1999) in all that time, but many, many reissues, remasters, and rehashes like this box set. I wonder if Ralf’s ultimate goal is to replace the original albums with these new “3-D Catalogue” versions…?

  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:

    Paul
    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.

    • John says:

      They’re pushing buttons … It’s not like they’re Journey. It doesn’t sound any different.

  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:

    Snore…..
    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, amazon.co.uk 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??

    • Paul Foster says:

      5.1 cannot be compressed on vinyl . The double album of the mix is the only album in the boxset that has 3D surround via headphones. It really sounds incredible as well

  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.

  69. Sean P says:

    Does anyone know if the Blu-Rays are going to be region free so they can be played back in the US?

  70. Trevor says:

    Seems that the BluRay Deluxe set has now disappeared from Amazon??? Anybody know why?

    • Tom M says:

      I think the release date was pushed back to June.
      @Sean P – Last time I looked it was region A,B,C.

  71. Kevin Allen says:

    I thought they had disappeared from Amazon while the listing was changed but of course this is Kraftwerk so a delay as mentioned by Tom M would come as no surprise, although Amazon are still telling me that my order will arrive between 31 May – 2 June.

    I seem to recall that the Blu Ray release was first mention in 2015 and we were told they would be out ” … in the autumn..”

  72. mark browne says:

    Paul there’s nothing in the bluray and book deluxe version links? is this part of the superdeluxe gremlins you’ve been talking about recently?… by the way, the amount of information from superdeluxeedtion manages to fleece me everytime!

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Nope. Amazon UK have just removed the listing for some reason. That won’t affect existing pre-orders, in case as anyone is worried but it is curious.

  73. Philip Cohen says:

    You may find that if the listing for the Blu-ray boxed set ever re-appears, that the price will be at least double what it previously was, putting the set out of reach for many people. One U.S.A. dealer who is still accepting preorders is asking USD$256. At that price, forget it.

  74. drdig says:

    I have been talking to an amazon UK representative and he has told me the following::
    “I checked and see that this item is not published in UK. Hence it was removed from our website. You no need to worry about this.
    As you placed thee order to your Spain address, we will dispatch it from our neighboring fulfillment center outside the country and deliver it to you as promised.
    The ASIN is not published in UK . Hence we have removed it. Once it is published, it will be added to our website.”
    Just in case, I have placed the order in France, where the box with 4 BDs and the book is already available.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      That’s a load of rubbish (what Amazon said). The item is being published in the UK. I’m sure it will reappear on Amazon UK soon.

  75. Gary Hunter says:

    Strange the track listings for the CD’s are nowhere to be seen, that seems very odd.

  76. Michael McA says:

    I’m assuming all CD albums are performed in English? – or was Tour De France performed in Paris and sung in French – and the album performed in Berlin sung in German (surely)? Ideally would be great to have them all performed in their native German? (I have the 12″x12″ 8 CD box set of the original albums which are all sung in English). Can’t seem to find any more detailed information anywhere. And what’s going on with the Bluray box set?
    Any ideas Paul? Anyone?

  77. Kevin Allen says:

    Kraftwerk concerts performed in Germany do, as you would expect, have the German lyrics rather than the English lyrics for those songs originally recorded in both.

    Tour de France tracks performed in France are the same as on the album, a mix of French and English.

    Trans Europe Express performed at Tate Modern included the line ” … meet Iggy Pop and David Bowie … ”

    I received a rather long, garbled and somewhat confusing email from Amazon yesterday advising, ” … rest be assured that the item would be delivered in the month of May”. (This was in reference to a Blu Ray box set ordered on 21 April).

  78. Kevin Allen says:

    Les Mannequins was performed in Paris during The Man-Machine concert on 9 November 2014, other nights it was Das Model.

  79. Kevin Allen says:

    The Blu Ray box set is back on Amazon. I did put a link to it before my last post but for some reason that has not appeared. Anyway, it’s on Amazon but for a ridiculous price. My order still shows £104.26. Hopefully I’ll get it for that.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      It’s not really ‘back on Amazon’. Just some third party seller charging an inflated price for a product that isn’t even out yet.

  80. David Thompson says:

    Expect the blu ray box to reappear selling directly from Amazon soon…HMV are selling it here http://store.hmv.com/film-tv/blu-ray/kraftwerk-the-catalogue-3d-(1)

  81. Peric says:

    Kraftwerk died just after “Computer world”.

    • mike says:

      Nah, Tour De France surely… every musician has their imperial phase and with kraftwerk it probably lasted longer than most. Still very exciting. If only tickets for their gigs werent gold dust…

  82. Mark Stapley says:

    This may be a silly question, but is the Deluxe Blu-Ray actual Video footage of the concerts? Or just Audio only?
    Also, I don’t suppose there is any knowledge of Region Coding? Can we assume it’s Region B and therefore not viewable outside of Europe?

    • Philip Cohen says:

      Amazon.co.uk describes all DVD & Blu-ray discs as region coded, unless they are absolutely certain that they aren’t. Music related video programs are often “all region”, but if you are concerned about this, buy a modified “code-free” Blu-ray player. I’ve got two of them. Do a search on the internet for “code-free” DVD & Blu-ray players.
      The Kraftwerk Blu-ray box will be manufactured centrally for the entire world, so will. in all likelyhood be “all Regions”.

    • Paul Thomson says:

      It is indeed video of the Katalog concerts filmed over the past few years they’ve toured the sets. Region coding is ABC so playable in all regions I believe.

  83. Peter Muscutt says:

    Glad the set should reappear on Amazon as the Blu-ray/book set, I was concerned this was somehow a limited edition and had sold out (I had it added to my ‘list’ on Amazon but hadn’t pulled the trigger on a pre-order as yet – a pesky dental procedure got in the way!). Hopefully it’ll be back there for the ‘normal’ pre-order price soon.

    After missing out on the Radiohead ‘OK Computer’ blue vinyls, I didn’t want to miss this too!

  84. P. Dubois says:

    Sir,
    Can someone clarify for me or point to a link for more info about Dolby Atmos and especually what is the 3-D CD headphone version (blu-ray I do get the 5.1 set-up). But the the 3D headphone versions, what equipment is needed (special heaphones, which are best?) A decoded headphone preamp? and finally a special CD player? Thank you if someone can illuminate a poor soul still living in a boring stereo world made of cassettes, vinyls, and plain CDs. Thank You

  85. Trevor says:

    Why has the BluRay boxset disappeared from Amazon UK I wonder?

    • Tom M says:

      Anything video related that was scheduled to be released soon has disappeared…from all the retailers. Just another typical delay. This better be worth it as I cancelled other box sets in favor of this one.

    • Radioaktivität says:

      The Blu Ray box set is back on Amazon this morning. Pre-order price is £104.20 with free delivery.

      Kling Klang Konsumer Produkt have it for €185 , (about £155.00), in both English and German. That price includes a T-shirt.

  86. Peter says:

    Yes blu ray box set is back on and at a great price …or is £104.20 for a book and 4 blu ray a good price .maybe the blu ray are gold

  87. Auntie Sabrina says:

    http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/kraftwerk-3d-the-catalogue

    say the blu-ray version is region 0 and the colour format (DVD?) is NTSC/PAL

  88. AmiRage says:

    Any infos about how the boxes actually look or if some / all sets are limited in any way?

  89. Auntie Sabrina says:

    AmiRage

    The CD version has a rigid board box set with lift-off lid, holding 8 x capacity wallets, with 8 CDs, plus 16-page booklet.

    The 4 blu-Ray version has a 12” x 12” rigid board box set with lift-off lid, housing a 31cm x 30cm, 228-page hardback book and an 8-panel digipak in a card slipcase with 4 x Blu-ray discs containing:
    Discs 1+2: 8 album performances filmed in 3D (2D compatible). 218 mins approx
    Discs 3+4: The tour films / projections, presented in 3D (2D compatible). 218 mins approx

  90. Auntie Sabrina says:

    AmiRage

    Piedgemusic.com has the following details

    4 blu-ray set features new recordings of Kraftwerk’s 8 classic albums performed/filmed at various locations around the world between 2012-2016 and mixed at the band’s own state-of-the-art, Kling Klang Studio, Düsseldorf. In a 12” x 12” rigid board box set with lift-off lid, housing a 31cm x 30cm, 228-page hardback book and an 8-panel digipak in a card slipcase with 4 x Blu-ray discs containing:
    Discs 1+2: 8 album performances filmed in 3D (2D compatible). 218 mins approx
    Discs 3+4: The tour films/projections, presented in 3D (2D compatible). 218 mins approx

    The CD boxset has a rigid board box set with lift-off lid, holding 8 x capacity wallets, with 8 CDs, plus 16-page booklet

    The Blu-ray/DVD has a card slipcase, containing 6-panel digipak with 1 × 3D Blu-ray (2D compatible) and 1 × 2D DVD, each featuring the 77 mins edit, with highlights from each of the 8 albums

    NTSC/PAL Region 0

  91. Auntie Sabrina says:

    J, I have posted the same link on the other page

    http://www.superdeluxeedition.com/deal/kraftwerk-3-d-the-catalogue-blu-ray-box-set-available-once-more-in-uk/

    Sorry for stealing your thunder

  92. Straker says:

    Hmmm….Sounds unimpressive.

  93. drdig says:

    Juandiaz’s review on Amazon UK is poor and does not contribute much.
    I am waiting to receive the 4 BDs and I will do a detailed review on my website http://www.altadefinicionhd.com and also on Amazon. I will analyze the disks in this room: http://www.altadefinicionhd.com/salas-de-analisis/sala-1
    I think it is very important to talk about the quality of the image, 3D and multichannel sound, especially Dolby Atmos.
    I look forward to receiving this box.
    By the way, my order on Amazon UK does not indicate any delay in the departure, scheduled for May 26.
    Greetings.

  94. Roboter says:

    The review does not promise anything good (static shots, two identical blue ray and disappointing book).price too high

    • Eibon says:

      I’d preordered the UK BluX4 box at £104 and the German CD Box too. Some things didn’t sit well with me. I’d bought the MINIMUM MAXIMUM DVD Notebook set at a discount back in the day, and I’ve gotten my money’s worth because it gets a lot of play, but that had everything I’d need – the video and the audio CDs. Here, I was forced to make decisions to pay too much because no one set gave a full experience. Any one set would’ve been compromised and I was being strongarmed into getting at least two versions. I deliberated whether I should cancel the CDs and pay three times as much for the vinyl with download codes, since neither had a premium book and I’d be more inclined to play vinyl than CD discs. I wouldn’t have considered either of these if the blu-ray set had download code or the audio CDs like the previous live set. I wanted to be able to play the music regularly but dip into the video occasionally. In the end, listening to how little the band has advanced since MM and considering how inauthentic the performance was (not really playing anything) borne out by the interchangeability of the footage on the disc, I cancelled both pre orders in the last couple days. Even though I had appeared to be saving £30 with my preorder price, it’s still £50 more than I want to pay for a couple of useful video discs that will get only a few plays. I’m taking a punt this will appear as an SDE Price Drop in the near future and I’ll get it at some point when the price is more reasonable. And I say that as a huge fan of Kraftwerk and not a casual music buyer.

  95. negative1 says:

    if you think they aren’t playing music when they are live, how big a fan are you?

    i’ve seen them 3 times, and it was spectacular each time.

    also, how hard is it for you to get the blurays and rip the audio.

    sounds like you’re very impatient and would rather have everything now.

    later
    -1

  96. Auntie Sabrina says:

    They may be playing live but the audio has been re-mixed, maybe even re-recorded.

    Why get into a petty argument about how much a fan of the band someone is or whether or not you could rip the audio.

    Enjoy listening/watching your music, and leave silly insults to those on Twitter…

  97. Fabio says:

    Today i got the 4 discs blu ray edition, the amount of glitches / problems in the blu rays are just unbelievable , from cuts to high pitch glitches that will fuck your tweeters if you are playing it to loud, sometimes the blu ray goes crazy between 3d and 2d (I tested it in 4 different blu ray units).
    I played STEREO 3d and 2d, the problems is present in both…

    • Matt B says:

      Is this a general problem or could you quote some timings for the rest of us to check as this is a vast amount of Kraftwerk to work through? Thanks.

  98. Jean Christophe DERRIEN says:

    Waiting for the 8 cd box…
    When you listen to the tracks on Spotify, the sound is great but you don’t hear the audience at all…

  99. Auntie Sabrina says:

    Fabio, I would return the set as it defiinatly sounds faulty.

  100. Roboter says:

    Today I got the box and I’m really disappointed: the book (except 5/6 photos) is exaggerently made of video-live photos. The blu ray has a very static direction with their 4 ever in the foreground. Static Frames. The other two BDs are just live (without their 4) movie … Exaggerated price and artistic value of the work (in my opinion) quite disappointing

  101. Ralph says:

    Most pointless Kraftwerk release ever. Why make “live” recordings at the MOMA when they want audience reactions to disturb their precious Sound?
    Why put the exact Versions from CD 1 to 6 on CD 7 (The Mix) therefore featuring one new track (Expo)?
    Why shorten classic tracks like Europe Endless from over 9 minutes to slightly over 5 minutes? Autobahn 8 minutes short. It’s more fun to compute condensed to less than 2 minutes.
    Why Charge Money for 8 CDs when the whole bunch doesn’t Need more than 4 (only 3 when you leave out The Mix)?
    I was a fan for 40 years. I am no longer.

  102. Dusty Needle says:

    I dont like audience noises on live recordings so I’m very pleased with the direction they have chosen…. If most people did some research before buying they would know the most facts, its a collectors box, I was fan for 35 years and I will be fan in the future, I have seen there last live show in Antwerp Belgium and I was mindblown so this box with the recordings on vinyl is a very nice souvenir and memory of a fantastic night for me…. The only thing I miss is that lovely photobook….

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  104. David Collie says:

    Pretty disappointing blu ray release, this would have been better described as:

    69 track collection
    2 video angles (3D compatible)
    4 audio tracks (Atmos compatible)

    Puts it into perspective what you are getting for your money.

  105. Auntie Sabrina says:

    Yes, it was a bit of a disapountment given the high price mark. Wonder how many times people will watch this…

  106. Jan says:

    Not sure if this has been confirmed before, but the German CD box IS different. German title and some of the recordings are German language. Not sure about the other formats.

  107. Philip Cohen says:

    I encountered some technical difficulties with the 4-Bluray set. After every section of the discs(2 to 3 songs) when the video fades to black, your A/V Receiver or A/V processor must re-identify the format of the incoming audio bitstream(I.E. Dolby True HD), and it takes anywhere from 3 to 10 seconds into the first song of that section for my equipment to identify the audio format. Occasionally, my A/V processor totally fails to identify the format of the incoming audio bitstream, and I must repeatedly use the “Skip back” or “Scan back” buttons to go back to the start of the chapter before i can finally hear the audio. The issue doesn’t affect the video, so it is not an HDMI “Handshake” issue. Fortunately, my Blu-ray player also has 7.1 analog audio outputs and my A/V processor has 7.1 analog inputs, so(for now) playing the audio by analog connection enables me to bypass the problem with the discs.
    Hopefully, if other consumers experience this problem, Warner Music will create corrected discs.

  108. Auntie Sabrina says:

    I would do that then Philip. For £104 plus the discs should play perfectly.

    Glad I didn’t shell out for this. I would pay about £60 or so though, so here’s hoping…

  109. Trevor says:

    Have just taken the shrink wrap off my copy of the 4disc BluRay box and notice that the discs are marked Disc 1 and Disc 2 twice, not Disc 1,2,3,4. Have I got a botched box?

  110. Trevor says:

    Just looked a little more closely and clocked the Concert and Film titles!

  111. Paul Foster says:

    Just listened to the mix and radio activity is sung in German . Planet of visions is well remixed from minimum maximum!

  112. Paul Foster says:

    The last album Tour de France has a different running order on the vinyl to that which is on iTunes .

    Vinyl side 1 is:
    Tour de France/prologue/etape 1/chrono/etape2
    Elektro Kardiogramm
    Side 2
    Aero Dynamik
    Vitamin
    LaForme/Regeneration
    Side 2
    Vitamin

    Aero Dynamik
    La forme/regeneration

  113. Sytze says:

    I ordered the German-language 8cd box set, but jpc.de just returned my payment, stating “vergriffen, keine Neuauflage” (deleted, no new pressing). Seems strange for a new, non-limited item. I know the ‘Radioactivity’ disc is the English-language version by accident. So maybe it was recalled. But then again, no new batch? Of course Kraftwerk themselves remain silent. Anyone got more info?

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