El Baile Alemán

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El Baile Alemán
Studio album by Señor Coconut
Released July 4, 2000
Recorded 1999
Genre Latin Dance, Electronic
Label Emperor Norton
Producer Atom Heart
Señor Coconut chronology
El Gran Baile
(1997)
El Baile Alemán
(2000)
Around the World
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
The Guardian 4/5 stars link
The Metro Times 4/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media 6/10 stars link

El Baile Alemán (English: The German Dance) is a 2000 album by Señor Coconut Y Su Conjunto (Uwe Schmidt). It is an album of Kraftwerk covers done in a Latin American style.

Although mostly note-for-note covers, some tracks add embellishments such as "cha-cha-chas". On the song "Autobahn" the radio transmission is from Latin Radio dial tuning.

The song "Home Computer" also has some lyrics from "It's More fun to Compute" from the album Computer World.

"Tour de France" was released as a remixed single, the release also including vocal and instrumental cover versions of "Expo 2000", which are not included on the album.

Removed from later pressings of the album (by request of the composers) was a version of "Radioactivity" which had appeared as the second track on the initial pressing of the album. A spoken 'Introduction' track was added ahead of the original album opener "Showroom Dummies".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Introduction" (Senor Coconut y su Conjunto) - 1:15
  2. "Showroom Dummies" (Hütter) - 5:29
  3. "Trans-Europe Express" (Hütter, Schult) - 5:59
  4. "The Robots" (Bartos, Hütter, Schneider) - 5:11
  5. "Neon Lights" (Bartos, Hütter, Schneider) - 4:56
  6. "Autobahn" (Hütter, Schneider, Schult) - 6:35
  7. "Home Computer" (Bartos, Hütter, Schneider) - 3:55
  8. "Tour de France" (Bartos, Hütter, Schmidt, Schneider) - 4:36
  9. "The Man-Machine" (Bartos, Hütter, Schneider) - 4:30
  10. "Musique Non-Stop" (Bartos, Hütter, Schneider, Schult) - 4:46

Singles[edit]

Tour de France (Multicolor Recordings / EFA | EFA 56007-6 / MCR 107.3):
Tour de France (Radio Edit & Album Version)/ EXPO2000/ EXPO2000 (Instrumental)

Tour de France / Showroom Dummies (Multicolor Recordings / New State Recordings | NSERCD001):
Tour de France (Radio Edit & "Good Grooves' 501 Vocal Mix" & Video)/ Showroom Dummies (Radio Edit)

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