Kraftwerk – Autobahn - 1974 Hypnotic Impressionistic Early Electro - Holland Issue LP
Kraftwerk – Autobahn
EMI Electrola – 1C 064 24 0070 1
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Record is VG++ has some light wear (listen to our copy)
Cover is VG+ VG++ has a fold mark in bottom right corner (see our pic)
Record comes in original VG++ inner sleeve
Reissue of the 1974 release, comes with a 'Autobahn' logo inner sleeve and live picture on back of sleeve.
Made in EEC.
This release has small differences to the two other reissues with the same label:
- Kraftwerk - Autobahn has the same front- and backsleeve but different vinyl-labels (with more information, but not the Rights Society GEMA).
- Kraftwerk - Autobahn has the same vinyl-labels but is printed in Germany by 4P NICOLAUS GmbH, Köln
A Autobahn 22:42
Lyrics By – Schult, Schneider, Hutter
B1 Kometenmelodie 1 6:20
B2 Kometenmelodie 2 5:45
B3 Mitternacht 3:40
B4 Morgenspaziergang 4:00
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Kraftwerk
Recorded At – Klingklang Studio
Recorded At – Conny's Studio
Marketed By – EMI
Manufactured By – EMI
Distributed By – EMI
Printed By – EMI Services Benelux B.V. – Holland
Engineer – Konrad Plank
Music By, Producer – Schneider, Hutter
℗ 1974 Kraftwerk
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Barcode: 5 099924 007016
Matrix / Runout (Side A): 2400701-A1-C
Matrix / Runout (Side B): 2400701-B1-C
Label Code: LC 4513
Rights Society: GEMA
Though they'd recorded three previous albums, Kraftwerk's modern pop legacy starts with the sounds of a few footsteps and a slamming car door--the beginning of a 22-minute musically impressionistic excursion down Germany's famed superhighway.
An unexpected hit on both sides of the Atlantic, Autobahn's "fahren, fahren, fahren" refrain echoes "Fun, Fun, Fun" by the Beach Boys (just one of Kraftwerk's unlikely influences), while the entire concept recalls Brian Wilson's frustrated attempts at creating what he called "a pocket symphony."
The rhythmic synth pulse that carries the title track will be familiar to Kraftwerk admirers, while cofounder Florian Schneider's flute work and other more delicate melodic touches hearken back to the band's prog-rock foundations (as do the atmospheric "Kometenmelodie 1 & 2," "Mitternacht," and "Morgenspaziergang").
Kraftwerk's fascination with technology has been well documented, but the revelation of Autobahn is the playful human spirit behind the robots' masks.