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In November 1970.

In November 1970, “Philips” label released the debut, self-titled Kraftwerk album. It was recorded July – September 1970, and was produced by Ralf Hütter, Konrad “Conny” Plank and Florian Schneider.

Personnel:

  • Ralf Hütter– organ, guitar, tubon, cover design
  • Florian Schneider-Esleben– flute, violin, percussion
  • Andreas Hohmann, Klaus Dinger– drums
  • Konrad “Conny” Plank– sound engineer
  • Klaus Löhmer – assistant sound engineer

Track listing:

  1. Ruckzuck (Right Now)
  2. Stratovarius
  3. Megaherz (Mega Heart, also a play on the word Megahertz)
  4. Vom Himmel hoch (From Heaven Above)

 

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In October 1975.

In October 1975, “Kling Klang” label released “Radio-Activity” (Radio-Aktivität in German), the fifth Kraftwerk studio album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Kling Klang Studio” in Düsseldorf, Germany, and was produced by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider.

Personnel:

  • Ralf Hütter– voice, synthesizer, Minimoog, Vako Orchestron model A, drum machine, electronics.
  • Florian Schneider– voice, vocoder, votrax, synthesizer,
  • Karl Bartos– electronic percussion.
  • Wolfgang Flür– electronic percussion.
  • Peter Bollig – technical engineer
  • Walter Quintus– sound mix engineer .
  • Robert Franke – photography.
  • Emil Schult– artwork.

Track listing:

  1. Geiger Counter (Geigerzähler) – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider
  2. Radioactivity(Radioaktivität) – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Emil Schult
  3. Radioland – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Emil Schult
  4. Airwaves (Ätherwellen) – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Emil Schult
  5. Intermission (Sendepause) – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider
  6. News (Nachrichten) – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider
  7. The Voice of Energy (Die Stimme der Energie) – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Emil Schult
  8. Antenna (Antenne) – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Emil Schult
  9. Radio Stars (Radio Sterne) – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Emil Schult
  10. Uranium (Uran) – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Emil Schult
  11. Transistor – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider
  12. Ohm Sweet Ohm – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider

 

On May 19, 1978.

On May 19, 1978, “Kling Klang” label released “The Man-Machine” (Die Mensch-Maschine), the seventh Kraftwerk studio album. It was recorded 1977-1978, at “Kling Klang Studio” and mixed at “Studio Rudas” in Düsseldorf, Germany, and was produced by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider. In February 15, 1982, “The Man-Machine” was certified Gold in UK by BPI.

Personnel:

  • Ralf Hütter– voice, vocoder, synthesizer, keyboard, Orchestron, Synthanorma Sequencer, electronics, cover, album concept
  • Florian Schneider– vocoder, Votrax, synthesizer, electronics, album concept
  • Karl Bartos– electronic drums
  • Wolfgang Flür– electronic drums
  • Joschko Rudas – engineering
  • Leanard Jackson – engineering
  • Henning Schmitz– assistant
  • Günther Fröhling – photography
  • Karl Klefisch – lettering

Track listing:

All lyrics by Ralf Hütter except “The Model”, lyrics by Ralf Hütter and Emil Schult.

  1. The Robots – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Karl Bartos
  2. Spacelab – Ralf Hütter, Karl Bartos
  3. Metropolis – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Karl Bartos
  4. The Model – Ralf Hütter, Karl Bartos
  5. Neon Lights – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Karl Bartos
  6. The Man-Machine – Ralf Hütter, Karl Bartos

 

In March 1977.

In March 1977, “Kling Klang Records” label released “Trans-Europe Express” the sixth Kraftwerk studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Kling Klang Studios” in Düsseldorf, Germany, and was produced by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider.In 2001, TV network “VH1” placed “Trans-Europe Express” at number 56 on their list of “100 Greatest Albums of All Time”; in 2002, “Slant Magazine” placed the album at number one on its list of the “Greatest Electronic Albums of the 20th Century”; in 2003, “Rolling Stone” ranked  the album at number 253 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”; in 2014, the “LA Times” called it “The Most Important Pop Album of the Last 40 Years”.

Personnel:

  • Ralf Hütter– voice, synthesizer, orchestron, synthanorma-sequenzer, electronics, producer
  • Florian Schneider– voice, vocoder, votrax, synthesizer, electronics, producer
  • Karl Bartos– electronic percussion
  • Wolfgang Flür– electronic percussion
  • Peter Bollig – engineer
  • Bill Haverson – engineer
  • Thomas Kuckuck – engineer
  • Maurice Seymour – photography
  • Stara – photography
  • Ink Studios – typographic design

Track listing:

  1. Europe Endless – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider
  2. The Hall of Mirrors – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Emil Schult
  3. Showroom Dummies – Ralf Hütter
  4. Trans-Europe Epress – Ralf Hütter, Emil Schult
  5. Metal on Metal – Ralf Hütter
  6. Abzug – Ralf Hütter
  7. Franz Schubert – Ralf Hütter
  8. Endless Endless – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider

 

 

 

On March 2, 1987.

Looking_Glass_front

On March 2, 1987, “Polydor” label released “Through the Looking Glass”, a covers album by Siouxsie and the Banshees. It was recorded in August and September 1986, and was produced by Siouxsie and the Banshees and Mike Hedges.

Personnel:

  • Siouxsie Sioux- vocals
  • Steven Severin- electric bass and keyboards
  • Budgie- drums and percussion
  • John Valentine Carruthers- guitars and keyboards
  • Martin McCarrick- cello, keyboards, string arrangements
  • Jocelyn Pook– viola
  • Gini Ball – violin
  • Pete Thoms – trombone
  • Luke Tunney – trumpet
  • Martin Dobson – saxophone
  • Julie Aliss – harp

Track listing:

  1. This Town Ain’t Big Enough for the Both of Us – Ron Mael
  2. Hall of Mirrors – Ralf Hütter,Florian Schneider and Emil Schult
  3. Trust in Me – Sherman Brothers
  4. This Wheel’s on Fire – Rick Danko and Bob Dylan
  5. Strange Fruit – Lewis Allan
  6. You’re Lost Little Girl – John Densmore,Robbie Krieger, Ray Manzarek and Jim Morrison
  7. The Passenger – Iggy Pop and Ricky Gardiner
  8. Gun – John Cale
  9. Sea Breezes – Bryan Ferry
  10. Little Johnny Jewel – Tom Verlaine

On December 16, 1986.

Electric Cafe

On December 16, 1986, “Kling Klang” label released “Electric Café”, the ninth Kraftwerk studio album.  It was recorded 1982 – 1986, at the “Kling Klang Studios” in Dusseldorf, and was produced by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider. This was the first Kraftwerk album to be created using predominantly digital musical instruments, although the final product was recorded on analog master tapes.

Personnel:

  • Ralf Hütter – voice, vocoder, keyboards, electronics, mix
  • Florian Schneider – vocoder, speech synthesis
  • Karl Bartos – electronic drums, electronic percussion and voice
  • Hubert Kretzschmar – graphic design

Track listing:

  1. Boing Boom Tschak – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Karl Bartos
  2. Techno Pop – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Karl Bartos, Emil Schult
  3. Musique Non Stop – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Karl Bartos
  4. Der Telefon-Anruf (The Telephone Call) – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Karl Bartos
  5. Sex Objekt – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Karl Bartos
  6. Electric Café- Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Karl Bartos, Maxime Schmitt

 

On November 1, 1974.

Autobahn

On November 1, 1974, “Philips” label released “Autobahn”, the fourth Kraftwerk studio album.  It was recorded in 1974, at the “Conny Plank’s Studio” in Koln, and was produced by Ralf Hütter, Conny Plank and Florian Schneider.

Personnel:

  • Ralf Hütter– vocals, electronics
  • Florian Schneider– vocals, electronics
  • Klaus Röder– violin, guitar
  • Wolfgang Flür– percussion
  • Konrad “Conny” Plank– sound engineer
  • Emil Schult– cover painting
  • Barbara Niemöller – back cover photo

Track listing:

All tracks by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider, except where noted.

  1. Autobahn – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Emil Schult
  2. Kometenmelodie 1
  3. Kometenmelodie 2
  4. Mitternacht
  5. Morgenspaziergang