Klang Box

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Klang Box
Compilation album by Kraftwerk
Released May 1997
Recorded 1976–1982
Genre Electronic
Label Kling Klang
EMI
Producer Ralf Hütter
Florian Schneider
Kraftwerk chronology
The Mix
(1991)
Klang Box
(1997)
Expo 2000
(1999–2000)

Klang Box was a special-edition boxed set compilation of music by Kraftwerk, issued in the UK in May 1997 as a promotional item ahead of Kraftwerk's 24 May appearance at the Tribal Gathering Festival, held at Luton Hoo, England.

Klang Box contained four 12-inch singles of original recordings compiled from the Trans-Europe Express, Computer World and Electric Café albums, including a rare instrumental edit of "Trans-Europe Express".

The box was assigned the catalogue number Klang Box 101 and, according to an accompanying EMI press release, "1000 copies of ‘Trans Europe Express’ (b/w an instrumental version of the track previously unreleased), 'Numbers,' 'Musique Non Stop,' and 'Home Computer' (b/w "It's More Fun to Compute") are being manufactured, and 250 boxes with a Kraftwerk T-shirt will be made to hold the 4 12-inch records."

One of the four 12 inch singles.

Contents[edit]

  1. "Trans-Europe Express" / "Trans-Europe Express·Instr·" (Klang DJ 101)
  2. "Numbers" / "Numbers" (Klang DJ 102)
  3. "Musique Non-Stop" / "Musique Non-Stop" (Klang DJ 103)
  4. "Home Computer" / "It's More Fun to Compute" (Klang DJ 104)
  5. Black XL-size T-shirt with a robot motif and the name Kraftwerk (identical to the design on the front lid of the box)