The Ultimate Edition

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The Ultimate Edition
Box set by Klaus Schulze
Released January 1, 2000
Recorded 1970–99
Genre Electronic music, Space music
Label Série Poème
Producer Klaus Schulze

The Ultimate Edition is a limited edition 50-disc CD box set released by Klaus Schulze in 2000 collecting his previous limited edition multi-disc box sets Silver Edition (1993, 10 discs), Historic Edition (1995, 10 discs), and Jubilee Edition (1997, 25 discs), which contain unreleased archival recordings in addition to new studio material. A further five discs were added for this release. Several discs were altered and restructured from their original versions: discs 7 and 8 were extended by five minutes; discs 11, 13, 14, and 22 were slightly remastered; and discs 41 and 42 were restructured. Two tracks from Jubilee Edition were omitted ("The Unspoken Thing" from Disc 19 and "Ludwigs Traum" from Disc 21). The discs are divided into five boxes of ten discs, housed in individual cardboard sleeves. Since 2009, tracks from this set are being reissued as La Vie Electronique, a series of 3-disc CD sets releasing all the material of The Ultimate Edition in chronological order.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Klaus Schulze.

Box 1[edit]

Disc 1: Film Musik (Disc 1 of Silver Edition)

No. Title Note Length
1. "Die Lieder des Prinzen Vogelfrei"   studio (1993), reissued on La Vie Electronique 11 28:26
2. "Le Médaillon Magique"   studio (1993), reissued on La Vie Electronique 11 15:51
3. "Schwermütiger Frühling"   studio (1993), reissued on La Vie Electronique 11 19:59
4. "Der Optimismus"   studio (1993), reissued on La Vie Electronique 11 10:39

Disc 2: Narren des Schicksals (Disc 2 of Silver Edition)

No. Title Note Length
1. "1. Satz (con moto)"   studio (1992–3), reissued on La Vie Electronique 11 20:22
2. "2. Satz (grave)"   studio (1992–3), reissued on La Vie Electronique 11 22:55
3. "3. Satz (ma con brio)"   studio (1992–3), reissued on La Vie Electronique 11 27:37

Disc 3: Was War Vor der Zeit (Disc 3 of Silver Edition)

No. Title Note Length
1. "Nostalgic Echo"   concert (1976), reissued on La Vie Electronique 5 34:08
2. "Titanische Tage"   concert (1976), reissued on La Vie Electronique 5 27:12
3. "Die Lebendige Spur"   concert (1975), reissued on La Vie Electronique 3 12:44

Disc 4: Sense of Beauty (Disc 4 of Silver Edition)

No. Title Note Length
1. "Der Schönheit Spur"   studio (1993), reissued on La Vie Electronique 11 37:36
2. "Ein Schönes Autodafé"   studio (1993), reissued on La Vie Electronique 11 21:24
3. "Return in Happy Plight"   studio (1993), reissued on La Vie Electronique 11 19:08

Disc 5: Picasso Geht Spazieren (Disc 5 of Silver Edition)

No. Title Note Length
1. "Picasso Geht Spazieren: First Movement"   studio (1992), reissued on La Vie Electronique 12 78:39

Disc 6: Picasso Geht Spazieren (Continued) (Disc 6 of Silver Edition)

No. Title Note Length
1. "Picasso Geht Spazieren: Second Movement"   studio (1992), reissued on La Vie Electronique 12 15:33
2. "Picasso Geht Spazieren: Third Movement"   studio (1992), reissued on La Vie Electronique 12 60:12

Disc 7: The Music Box (Disc 7 of Silver Edition)

No. Title Note Length
1. "The Music Box"   studio (1993), 73:56 on Silver Edition; reissued on La Vie Electronique 12 79:13

Disc 8: Machine de Plaisir (Disc 8 of Silver Edition)

No. Title Note Length
1. "Machine de Plaisir"   studio (1993), 73:51 on Silver Edition; reissued on La Vie Electronique 13 78:32

Disc 9: Life in Ecstasy (Disc 9 of Silver Edition)

No. Title Note Length
1. "La Présence d'Ésprit"   concert (1975), reissued on La Vie Electronique 3 17:32
2. "Arthur Stanley Jefferson"   studio (1993), reissued on La Vie Electronique 13 56:55

Disc 10: Mysterious Tapes (Disc 10 of Silver Edition)

No. Title Note Length
1. "La Vie Secrète"   concert (1975), reissued on La Vie Electronique 6 62:20
2. "Landpartie"   studio (1972) 10:47

Box 2[edit]

Disc 11: Zeitgeist (Disc 1 of Historic Edition)

No. Title Note Length
1. "From and To"   concert (1981) 20:40
2. "Zeit Geist"   concert (1977), reissued on La Vie Electronique 6 50:29

Disc 12: I Sing the Body Electric (Disc 2 of Historic Edition)

No. Title Note Length
1. "Inside the Harlequin"   concert (1977), reissued on La Vie Electronique 6 (26:16) 12:19
2. "I Sing the Body Electric"   concert (1976), reissued on La Vie Electronique 4 49:11
3. "Das Herz von Grönland"   concert (1976), reissued on La Vie Electronique 4 14:18

Disc 13: Alles ist Gut (Disc 3 of Historic Edition)

No. Title Note Length
1. "Alles ist Gut"   concert (1975), reissued on La Vie Electronique 3 36:40
2. "Well Roared, Lion!"   concert (1975), reissued on La Vie Electronique 3 9:22
3. "Der Blaue Glauben"   concert (1975), reissued on La Vie Electronique 3 32:16

Disc 14: The Future (Disc 4 of Historic Edition)

No. Title Note Length
1. "Electric Love-Affair"   studio (1974), reissued on La Vie Electronique 2 10:47
2. "Tempus Fugit"   studio (1970), reissued on La Vie Electronique 1 26:21
3. "The Future"   studio (1978), reissued on La Vie Electronique 7 28:18
4. "Gewitter"   studio (1978), reissued on La Vie Electronique 3 9:22

Disc 15: Leiden mit Manu (Disc 5 of Historic Edition)

No. Title Note Length
1. "And Now For Something Completely Different"   concert (1981) 0:37
2. "Leiden mit Manu"   concert (1981) 38:28
3. "Zeichen Meines Lebens"   concert (1975), reissued on La Vie Electronique 3 32:08

Disc 16: The Andromeda Strain (Disc 6 of Historic Edition)

No. Title Note Length
1. "Andromeda Strain"   concert (1976), reissued on La Vie Electronique 4 41:44
2. "Make Room, Make Room"   concert (1976), reissued on La Vie Electronique 4 28:55

Disc 17: My Virtual Principles (Disc 7 of Historic Edition)

No. Title Note Length
1. "Dynamo"   studio (1973), reissued on La Vie Electronique 1 14:19
2. "My Virtual Principles"   studio (1982), reissued on La Vie Electronique 7 62:49

Disc 18: The Poet (Disc 8 of Historic Edition)

No. Title Note Length
1. "The Poet"   concert (1976), reissued on La Vie Electronique 5 52:49
2. "Fourneau Cosmique"   concert (1975), reissued on La Vie Electronique 3 25:35

Disc 19: Schwanensee (Disc 9 of Historic Edition)

No. Title Note Length
1. "Schwanensee II"   studio (1976), reissued on La Vie Electronique 6 21:01
2. "Havlandet"   studio (1985), reissued on La Vie Electronique 10 27:22
3. "Schwanensee I"   studio (1976), reissued on La Vie Electronique 6 26:48

Disc 20: Der Lauf der Dinge (Disc 10 of Historic Edition)

No. Title Note Length
1. "Traumraum"   studio (1973), reissued on La Vie Electronique 1 31:32
2. "The Real McCoy"   studio (1970), reissued on La Vie Electronique 1 12:50
3. "Der Lauf der Dinge"   studio (1975), reissued on La Vie Electronique 3 20:45
4. "Memento Mori"   studio (1974), reissued on La Vie Electronique 2 9:08

Box 3[edit]

Disc 21: Tradition & Vision (Disc 1 of Jubilee Edition)

No. Title Note Length
1. "Tradition and Vision"   studio (1997), reissued on La Vie Electronique 14 78:45

Disc 22: Avec Arthur (Disc 2 of Jubilee Edition)

No. Title Note Length
1. "Re: People I Know"   concert (1977), reissued on La Vie Electronique 7 40:19
2. "Avec Arthur"   concert (1979), reissued on La Vie Electronique 7 37:29

Disc 23: Budapest (Disc 3 of Jubilee Edition)

No. Title Note Length
1. "Ludwig Revisited"   concert (1982), reissued on La Vie Electronique 9 21:27
2. "Peg Leg Dance"   concert (1982), reissued on La Vie Electronique 9 39:18
3. "Die spirituelle Kraft des Augenblicks"   concert (1982), reissued on La Vie Electronique 9 15:30

Disc 24: Borrowed Time (Disc 4 of Jubilee Edition)

No. Title Note Length
1. "Borrowed Time"   studio (1993), reissued on La Vie Electronique 13 77:12

Disc 25: Opera Trance (Disc 5 of Jubilee Edition)

No. Title Note Length
1. "Opera Trance"   studio (1993), reissued on La Vie Electronique 14 79:17

Disc 26: Real Colours (Disc 6 of Jubilee Edition)

No. Title Note Length
1. "The Real Colours in the Darkness"   studio (1985), reissued on Inter*Face 11:59
2. "Hitchcock Suite"   studio (1977), reissued on La Vie Electronique 8 40:05
3. "Semper idem"   studio (1975), reissued on La Vie Electronique 3 11:35
4. "Wann soll man springen?"   studio (1975), reissued on La Vie Electronique 3 15:05

Disc 27: Cyborgs Faust (Disc 7 of Jubilee Edition)

No. Title Note Length
1. "Cyborgs Traum"   studio (1972), reissued on La Vie Electronique 1 39:11
2. "Ballet pour le Docteur Faustus"   studio (1978) 38:17

Disc 28: Vie de Rêve (Disc 8 of Jubilee Edition)

No. Title Note Length
1. "Vie de rêve"   concert (1976), reissued on La Vie Electronique 5 48:52
2. "L'affaire Tournesol"   concert (1979), reissued on La Vie Electronique 8 19:34
3. "There was Greatness in the Room (Fragment)"   concert (1979), reissued on La Vie Electronique 6 8:29

Disc 29: Der Welt Lauf (Disc 9 of Jubilee Edition)

No. Title Note Length
1. "Goodwill"   studio (1991), reissued on La Vie Electronique 10 13:01
2. "Whales"   studio (1991) 19:49
3. "Experimentelle Bagatelle"   studio (1970s), reissued on La Vie Electronique 3 4:06
4. "Der Welt Lauf"   concert (1981) 41:50

Disc 30: Die Kunst... (Disc 10 of Jubilee Edition)

No. Title Note Length
1. "Tag des offenen Denkmals"   studio (1993), reissued on La Vie Electronique 13 0:29
2. "Les jockeys camouflés"   studio (1972), reissued on La Vie Electronique 1 7:59
3. "Die Kunst, hundert Jahre alt zu werden"   studio (1971), reissued on La Vie Electronique 1 64:05
4. "Interview with KS in 1982"     6:00

Box 4[edit]

Disc 31: Olé! (Disc 11 of Jubilee Edition)

No. Title Note Length
1. "Olé!"   concert (1991), reissued on La Vie Electronique 10 16:27
2. "Habla Español?"   concert (1991), reissued on La Vie Electronique 10 17:23
3. "Gaudi Gaudi"   concert (1991), reissued on La Vie Electronique 10 23:07
4. "Keep Up With the Times"   studio (1981), reissued on La Vie Electronique 8 16:08
5. "Fear at Madame Tussaud's"   concert (1977), reissued on La Vie Electronique 6 6:19

Disc 32: Titanensee (Disc 12 of Jubilee Edition)

No. Title Note Length
1. "Titanensee"   studio (1973), reissued on La Vie Electronique 2 27:05
2. "Land der leeren Häuser"   studio (1973), reissued on La Vie Electronique 2 11:11
3. "Studies for Organ, Keyboard and Drumset"   studio (1974), reissued on La Vie Electronique 2 14:47
4. "North of the Yukon"   studio (1972), reissued on La Vie Electronique 2 20:39
5. "I Remember Rahsaan"   studio (1981), reissued on La Vie Electronique 8 5:20

Disc 33: Angry Moog (Disc 13 of Jubilee Edition)

No. Title Note Length
1. "Angry Young Moog"   studio (1994), reissued on La Vie Electronique 14 8:01
2. "Kosmisches Gleiteisen"   studio (1994), reissued on La Vie Electronique 14 3:41
3. "Operatic March"   studio (1994), reissued on La Vie Electronique 14 3:40
4. "Kosmisches Gleiteisen, pt. 2"   studio (1994), reissued on La Vie Electronique 14 1:54
5. "Angry Young Moog, pt. 2"   studio (1994), reissued on La Vie Electronique 14 13:11
6. "Das große Identifikationsspiel"   studio (1973), reissued on La Vie Electronique 2 41:55
7. "Kurzes Stück im alten Stil"   studio (1970s), reissued on La Vie Electronique 3 7:00

Disc 34: Die Erde ist Rund (Disc 14 of Jubilee Edition)

No. Title Note Length
1. "The Oberhausen Tape"   studio (1976), reissued on La Vie Electronique 5 22:58
2. "The Other Oberhausen Tape"   studio (1976), reissued on La Vie Electronique 6 22:00
3. "Die Erde ist rund"   concert (1979), reissued on La Vie Electronique 7 11:52
4. "Shadow Piece"   concert (1975), reissued on La Vie Electronique 4 13:08
5. "German Interview with KS in 1984"   reissued on La Vie Electronique 9 7:11

Disc 35: Deutsch (Disc 15 of Jubilee Edition)

No. Title Note Length
1. "Unheilbar Deutsch"   concert (1985), reissued on La Vie Electronique 10 53:49
2. "Just Skins"   studio (1970) 24:37

Disc 36: Unplugged (Disc 16 of Jubilee Edition)

No. Title Note Length
1. "Nightwind"   studio (1973), reissued on La Vie Electronique 2 16:12
2. "Minuet"   studio (1973), reissued on La Vie Electronique 2 11:36
3. "Signs of Dawn"   studio (1973), reissued on La Vie Electronique 2 22:35
4. "Phonetisches Plakat"   studio (1979), reissued on La Vie Electronique 8 7:21
5. "Study for Brian Eno"   studio (1970), reissued on La Vie Electronique 1 7:17
6. "Study for Philip K. Dick"   studio (1972), reissued on La Vie Electronique 2 8:28
7. "German Interview with KS in 1979"   reissued on La Vie Electronique 7 2:27

Disc 37: Mostly Bruxelles (Disc 17 of Jubilee Edition)

No. Title Note Length
1. "Dans un jardin"   concert (1979), reissued on La Vie Electronique 8 39:58
2. "Faster Than Lightning"   concert (1979), reissued on La Vie Electronique 8 29:50
3. "Study for Terry Riley"   studio (1971), reissued on La Vie Electronique 1 5:07

Disc 38: À la Mode? (Disc 18 of Jubilee Edition)

No. Title Note Length
1. "Verblüffe sie!"   studio (1980s), reissued on La Vie Electronique 9 34:18
2. "Seltsam Statisch"   studio (1983), reissued on La Vie Electronique 9 21:28
3. "Kompromisslose Invention"   studio (1980s), reissued on La Vie Electronique 9 15:44
4. "Maxxi"   studio (1985), reissued as "Nichtarische Arie" on Inter*Face (13:47) and on La Vie Electronique 10 7:43

Disc 39: Interessant (Disc 20 of Jubilee Edition)

No. Title Note Length
1. "National Radio Waves"   studio (1980s), reissued on La Vie Electronique 9 53:00
2. "The Midas Touch"   studio (1980s), reissued on La Vie Electronique 9 20:06
3. "German Interview with KS in 1984"   reissued on La Vie Electronique 9 3:59

Disc 40: Stahlsinfonie (Disc 24 of Jubilee Edition)

No. Title Note Length
1. "Linzer Stahlsinfonie"   concert (1980), reissued as DVD with Dig It 59:58
2. "Bona Fide"   concert (1979), reissued on La Vie Electronique 8 14:29

Box 5[edit]

Disc 41: Walk the Edge

No. Title Note Length
1. "Walk the Edge"   studio (1985), on Jubilee Edition (CD 21), reissued on La Vie Electronique 10 46:25
2. "Darkest Steglitz"   concert (1976), reissued on La Vie Electronique 4 7:39
3. "Berlin Schöneberg"   concert (1976), reissued on La Vie Electronique 5 24:14

Disc 42: New Style

No. Title Note Length
1. "Ein ruhiger Nachmittag"   studio (1980s), on Jubilee Edition (CD 19) 31:20
2. "Get the Car, Harry"   studio (1978) 19:05
3. "For Barry Graves"   concert (1977), reissued on La Vie Electronique 5 (15:38) 14:29
4. "Suite Nr. 3, D-Dur, 2. Satz "Air" (Bach)"   studio (1992), on Jubilee Edition (CD 19), reissued on La Vie Electronique 10 8:01

Disc 43: Höchamtliche Sounds (Disc 22 of Jubilee Edition)

No. Title Note Length
1. "The Martial Law"   concert (1983), reissued on La Vie Electronique 8 31:16
2. "Blaue Stunde"   studio (1975), reissued on La Vie Electronique 2 37:48
3. "A Quick One"   studio (1981), reissued on La Vie Electronique 8 3:49
4. "Count Me In"   studio (1981), reissued on La Vie Electronique 8 4:01

Disc 44: Planetarium London (Disc 23 of Jubilee Edition)

No. Title Note Length
1. "Der Ursprung der Welt"   concert (1977) 26:24
2. "Midnight at Madame Tussaud's"   concert (1977) 16:17
3. "Totally Wired"   concert (1977) 34:00

Disc 45: 'Nuff Said! (Disc 25 of Jubilee Edition)

No. Title Note Length
1. "'Nuff Said!"   studio (1997), reissued on La Vie Electronique 15 79:06

Disc 46: Bologna

No. Title Note Length
1. "L'opera aperta"   concert (1998), reissued on La Vie Electronique 15 49:43
2. "La tolleranza"   concert (1998), reissued on La Vie Electronique 15 15:23
3. "Time Goes By"   studio (1999), reissued on La Vie Electronique 15 12:26

Disc 47: Discoveries

No. Title Note Length
1. "Discover Trakl"   studio (1978) 27:55
2. "Crazy Nietzsche"   studio (1978), reissued on La Vie Electronique 8 43:12

Disc 48: From the Attic

No. Title Note Length
1. "Just an Old-Fashioned Schulze Track"   concert (1975), reissued on La Vie Electronique 4 73:20
2. "Zooblast"   studio (1993), reissued on La Vie Electronique 14 3:11

Disc 49: The Cello

No. Title Note Length
1. "Cum cello spiritu"   studio (1999), reissued on La Vie Electronique 15 26:40
2. "Cellingua"   studio (1999), reissued on La Vie Electronique 15 27:40
3. "Cello cum laude"   studio (1999), reissued on La Vie Electronique 15 24:18

Disc 50: Lone Tracks

No. Title Note Length
1. "Berlin Zehlendorf"   concert (1976) 21:24
2. "Unikat"   studio (1989) 11:25
3. "The Face of Mae West"   studio (1990) 8:14
4. "Himmel und Erde (Remix)"   studio (1993), reissued on La Vie Electronique 13 7:04
5. "Vas Insigne Electionis"   studio (1993), reissued on La Vie Electronique 13 9:44
6. "Große Gaukler Gottes"   studio (1994), reissued on La Vie Electronique 14 5:20
7. "Dreieinhalb Stunden"   studio (1996), reissued on La Vie Electronique 14 4:25
8. "The Schulzendorf Groove (First Version)"   studio (1998), reissued on La Vie Electronique 14 11:32

Trailer[edit]

Trailer
Compilation album by Klaus Schulze
Released 1999
Genre Electronic music, Space music
Label Série Poème
Producer Klaus Schulze

Prior to the release of The Ultimate Edition a compilation album was made available in 1999, containing excerpts from the set, as well as three exclusive tracks, one of which ("In Cosa Crede Chi Non Crede?"), while appearing here as an except, was later reissued complete on Mirage in 2005.

No. Title Note Length
1. "La Tolleranza (Excerpt)"   from CD 46 of The Ultimate Edition 7:32
2. "In Praise of Idleness"   previously unreleased 4:15
3. "Crazy Nietzsche (Excerpt)"   from CD 47 of The Ultimate Edition 11:08
4. "Darkest Steglitz"   from CD 41 of The Ultimate Edition 7:22
5. "In Cosa Crede Chi Non Crede? (Excerpt)"   previously unreleased; complete version reissued on Mirage 5:20
6. "Discover Trakl (Excerpt)"   from CD 47 of The Ultimate Edition 7:20
7. "Just An Old-Fashoined Schulze Track (Excerpt)"   from CD 48 of The Ultimate Edition 10:20
8. "Der Optimismus (Excerpt)"   from CD 1 of The Ultimate Edition 6:24
9. "Man at Work"   previously unreleased; reissued on La Vie Electronique 14 2:29

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