- Audio CD (July 2 1991)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Best of
- Label: Elektra Entertain.
- ASIN: B000002H7C
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | LP Record
- Average Customer Review: 45 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #33,325 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Exclusive & original German pressing of their 1991 remix album features all tracks sung in German. Tracks, 'Die Roboter', 'Computerliebe', 'Taschenrechner', 'Dentaku', 'Autobahn', 'Radioaktivitat', 'Trans Europa Express', 'Abzug', 'Metall Auf Metall', 'Heimcomputer' & 'Musik Non Stop'. Please note, extremely limited quantities at this low price.
This 1991 Kraftwerk collection of often drastically remixed "greatest hits" offers a good, if slightly skewed, overview of the Dusseldorf legends' career. Inspired by the band's continuing influence on modern pop, dance, and techno, founders Florian Schneider and Ralf Hutter tweak Kraftwerk's sonic foundations with the intention of making their music more club-friendly. While some of the faithful have lamented the tinkering, The Mix presents a distinct, typically idiosyncratic take on modern club music. It also represents the way Kraftwerk usually sounds in their infrequent live forays; witness the reworking of "Radioactivity" into an unexpected (the band has been notably apolitical) antinuclear statement aimed largely at Britain's Sellafield installation. The Mix bows to trend in concept only; the execution is pure Kraftwerk. --Jerry McCulley
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Updated, remixed and with few exceptions much better versions of Kraftwerk originals packaged into a cohesive and very different "best of" album, "The Mix" is early 1990's electronic dance music at its hypnotic best... but beware, buying this record may result in undesirable side-effects.
Though the originals always sound better this is a good CD to get as the tracks are at least remixed by the group themselves and not by someone else. There are also some good tracks on here too!
'Computer Love' is given a contemporary sheen and its beat is beefed up substantially. While 'Radioactivity' sounds nothing really like the original. It's given a more hard techno feel to it.
Don't be put off by people who say it's not as good as they used to be. It's not an album as such, it's an update. Kraftwerk will never sound like everyone else, that's their appeal. In plain terms, if you like Kraftwerk then you'll like this.
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