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Trans Europa Express
Kraftwerk
Trans Europa Express
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, World Music, New Age, Pop, Rock
 
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From 1977 this album is often cited as perhaps the archetypal (and most accessible) Kraftwerk album. Melodic themes are repeated often and occasionally similar to Autobahn. Original German language version.

      
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All Artists: Kraftwerk
Title: Trans Europa Express
Members Wishing: 8
Total Copies: 0
Label: EMI
Release Date: 8/25/1994
Album Type: Import
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, World Music, New Age, Pop, Rock
Styles: Electronica, Europe, Continental Europe, Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 077774613323

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From 1977 this album is often cited as perhaps the archetypal (and most accessible) Kraftwerk album. Melodic themes are repeated often and occasionally similar to Autobahn. Original German language version.

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Trans Europa Express Auf Deutsch
Jason Tharp | Wolverine, MI United States | 06/21/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I work at a music store, so when I explain to someone that a cd is from Germany & that's why it's more expensive, they usually assume the lyrics are all in German as well. In this case it's true (as the description says). "The Hall of Mirrors" was originally "Spiegelsaal" & so on. If you need to collect everything by Kraftwerk then this is mandatory (especially since it has a different cover) but this is one of their wordier albums & songs like "Mirrors" (my favorite), "Europe Endless", & "Showroom Dummies" need to be understood. While the title song is lengthy (technically it's split into three parts, but with no break in between) T.E.E. is the group's best attempt at a more commercial album, with shorter songs & a more light hearted tone. For this reason it's probably the best place to start if you want to avoid avante garde noise & sound effects like geiger counters. You would want to get the cheaper, English language version though."
One of the most important albums ever
Aulis Vierhovssen | Dallas, Texas United States | 08/05/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"You know, if you listen to dance or electronic music, if you're interested in classics of modern music trends, if you think you're a clever and interesting person with a good taste for things, just listen to it. Kraftwerk always produced meaningful music and TEE is not the exclusion. I mean, your positive reaction is guaranteed."
From Station to Station
Pieter | Johannesburg | 07/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the German version of the classic album. The theme of this enchanting work is travel, giving the impression of a train ride with constantly changing scenery. The music is similar to their classic track Autobahn, with the same hypnotic qualities but with a wider symphonic scope. The vast melodic sweep provides its most gripping moments in songs like Europa Endlos and the title track, whilst the most explorative instrumental passages occur on a track like Spiegelsaal (Hall Of Mirrors). As to be expected, Metall Auf Metall has a metallic ring, being Kraftwerk's pioneering excursion into industrial, whilst Abzug is a metallic reprise of Trans Europa Express. Franz Schubert is a beautiful melodious instrumental and this magnificent album concludes with Endlos Endlos, a final reprise of the title track. This is electronic music at its very best, a feast for the ears. Almost as great as their masterpiece Radioactivity!"