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Kraftwerk - Die Mensch•Maschine Album

Kraftwerk - Die Mensch•Maschine Album

  • Darsteller: Kraftwerk
  • Genre: Elektronische
  • Titel: Die Mensch•Maschine
  • Freigegeben: May 1978
  • Stil: Electro, Synth-pop
  • Etikett: Kling Klang, EMI Electrola
  • Katalog: 1 C 058-32 843, 1C 058-32 843
  • Land: Germany
  • Größe der MP3-Version: 2633 mb
  • Größe der FLAC-Version: 2669 mb
  • Bewertung: 4.4
  • Abstimmungen: 340


Music By [Musik] – Schneider, Bartos, HutterWords By [Worte] – Hutter
Music By [Musik] – Bartos, HutterWords By [Worte] – Hutter
3Die Roboter
Music By [Musik] – Schneider, Bartos, HutterWords By [Worte] – Hutter
Music By [Musik] – Schneider, Bartos, HutterWords By [Worte] – Hutter
5Das Model
Music By [Musik] – Bartos, HutterWords By [Worte] – Schult, Hutter
6Die Mensch · Maschine
Music By [Musik] – Bartos, HutterWords By [Worte] – Hutter


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
1 C 058-32 843, 1C 058-32 843Kraftwerk Die Mensch·Maschine ‎(LP, Album)Kling Klang, Kling Klang, EMI Electrola1 C 058-32 843, 1C 058-32 843Germany1978
50999 6 99589 1 5Kraftwerk Die Mensch-Maschine ‎(LP, Album, RE, RM, RP)Kling Klang, Parlophone50999 6 99589 1 5Europe2014
FA 41 3118 1, FA 4131181Kraftwerk The Man Machine ‎(LP, Album, RE)Fame, FameFA 41 3118 1, FA 4131181UK1985
0777 7 46039 2 8, CDEMS 1520Kraftwerk The Man Machine ‎(CD, Album, RE)EMI United Kingdom, EMI United Kingdom0777 7 46039 2 8, CDEMS 1520UK1995
S21-56956, CLEO58772 Kraftwerk The Man-Machine ‎(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial)CEMA Special Markets , Cleopatra S21-56956, CLEO58772 EuropeUnknown


  • Concept By [Album Konzept], Producer [Produktion]Florian Schneider, Ralf Hutter
  • Electronic Drums [Elektronisches Schlagzeug]Karl Bartos, Wolfgang Flur
  • Engineer [Toningenieur]Joschko Rudas, Leanard Jackson
  • Graphics [Grafik Inspired By El Lissitzky]Karl Klefisch
  • Photography By [Fotos]Günter Fröhling
  • Voice [Stimme], Electronics [Elektronik]Florian Schneider, Ralf Hutter


Comes in a non-laminated single sleeve.
Includes a heavy printed inner sleeve.

[Inner sleeve]
Aufgenommen im Klingklang Studio Düsseldorf.
Gemischt im Studio Rudas Düsseldorf.
Toningenieure Joschko Rudas und Leanard Jackson
mit freundlicher Genehmigung von Whitfield Records.

[Rear sleeve]
Produziert in Deutschland
Mit freundlicher Genehmigung von Whitfield Records
℗ 1978 Kling Klang
я твой слуга я твой работник

EMI Electrola [logo]
EMI Electrola GmbH · All rights reserved
Printed in Germany by 4P NICOLAUS GmbH, Köln

Kling Klang Schallplatten
℗ 1978 Kraftwerk
Made in Germany

Catalog# 1 C 058-32 843 appears on labels.
Catalog# 1C 058-32 843 appear on inner sleeve, rear sleeve and spine.

Track B1 'Das Model' is spelled as 'Das Modell' on the label, as opposed to 'Das Model' on inner sleeve and back cover. There's a similar release but with 'Das Modell' on label, inner sleeve and back cover: Kraftwerk - Die Mensch·Maschine.

Track running times taken from the labels (inner sleeve track times are slightly different).


  • Label Code: LC 4513
  • Rights Society (Boxed): GEMA
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, machine-stamped, variant 1): 32 843 A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, machine-stamped, variant 1): 32 843 B-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, machine-stamped, variant 2): 32 843 A - 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, machine-stamped, variant 2): 32 843 B - 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, machine-stamped, variant 3): 32 843 A-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, machine-stamped, variant 3): 32 843 B-4


  • Record Company – EMI Electrola GmbH
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Kling Klang
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Kraftwerk
  • Recorded At – Klingklang Studio
  • Mixed At – Studio Rudas
  • Printed By – 4P Nicolaus GmbH



Формируйте собственную коллекцию. The Man-Machine German: Die Mensch-Maschine is the seventh studio album by German electronic music band Kraftwerk. It was released on 19 May 1978 by Kling Klang in Germany and by Capitol Records elsewhere. A further refinement of their mechanical style, the album saw the group incorporate more danceable rhythms and less minimalistic arrangements. It includes the singles The Model and The Robots. Die Mensch-Maschine von Kraftwerk - Chartsurfer. Informationen zum Album Die Mensch-Maschine von Kraftwerk. Notierung in den Charts, Chartwochen, Musikvideos, Releases und mehr. Official Albums Chart Top 100 - Officialcharts. The UK's Top 100 biggest artist albums of the week is compiled by the Official Charts Company, based on sales of CDs, downloads, vinyl and weighted audio streams. Die MenschMaschine Q&A. Die Mensch-Maschine. Karl Bartos, Ralf Hütter. 50 видео Воспроизвести все Микс Kraftwerk - Album The Man Machine free to Kraftwerk Die Mensch-Maschine Die Roboter, Spacelab and more. 6 tracks 37:20. The top rated tracks on this album are Das Model and Die Roboter. This album is rated in the top 1 of all albums on . The Man-Machine German title: Die Mensch-Maschine is the seventh studio album by German electronic music band Kraftwerk, released in May 1978. It includes the singles The Model and The Robots, and also Neon Lights. Upon its release, the NME stated: The Man-Machine stands as one of the pinnacles of 1970s rock music. Although the album was initially unsuccessful on the UK Albums Chart, it reached a new peak position of number nine in February 1982, becoming the band's second highest-peaking. Die Mensch Maschine. Kraftwerk Format: Audio CD. Verified Purchase. It's the best Kraftwerk album in my opinion. Read more. One person found this helpful. Mensch-Maschine ist ein Meisterwerk der elektronischen Musik aus den Siebziger Jahren, das immer noch erschreckend modern klingt. An dem Remaster scheiden sich ja die Geister, aber ich mag den modernisierten Sound. Like its predecessor, Trans-Europe Express, there is the feel of a divided concept album, with some songs devoted to science fiction-esque links between humans and technology, often with electronically processed vocals The Robots, Spacelab, and the title track others take the glamour of urbanization as their subject Neon Lights and Metropolis. Shop 11 records for sale for album Die mensch maschine by Kraftwerk on CDandLP in Vinyl and CD format. All fields Artist Title Artist Title Label Seller Item . Select a specific format: All formats Album CD CD Album CD Single CD Maxi Vinyl records LP 7 inchs 7 inchs SP 7 inchs EP 12 inchs 78 rpm 10 inchs DVD VHS Cassette Clothing T-Shirt Others. Featured items


Hadadel Hadadel
This album is goodit is rather Retro-futuristic. it has a lot of songs and topics which are based on the german life in the WEIMAR Republicand it has a lot of influence from that era and especially from the silent movies of that eraGoodand with THE MODEL they had their sole number 1 Hit in UK
Eayaroler Eayaroler
Does anyone have any info on a white vinyl version of this album? It doesn't have anything printed or inscribed in the run off area and I cant really find much out about it. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Anarawield Anarawield
https://www.discogs.com/de/Kraftwerk-Die-MenschMaschine/release/6772590…from THIS unoffical release should exist a white vinyl!But - as i said - it is unofficial…...https://www.cdandlp.com/de/kraftwerk/die-mensch-maschine-white-vinyl/lp/r118982376/
Yla Yla
...I never hear about a White Vinyl Edition!And i guess there is "only" the Red Edition - wich is almost impossible to find...The "cheapest" here is about 1000 €
Pryl Pryl
Why are the english and german versions of this record mixed up and not easy to find out in the market place overview?
Whitecaster Whitecaster
Man-Machine is an interresting part of Kraftwerk's legendary discography. It ditches their famous funky rhythms, the only album to do so in fact, in favour of very simplistic, minimalist, robotic and almost machine-like 4/4 rhythms (save for Man-Machine, the only song ironically which uses more of a funk beat). The melodies are also a lot more repetitive and machine-like, giving the album a very futuristic feel to it. I remember buying this album in the early 2000's and being awestruck by how modern it sounded, refusing to believe it was made in 1978. And for its time, this album was insanely ahead of its time, sounding like NOTHING else at the time. Kraftwerk's pure industrial sound on this record is probably what makes it my favourite and in my opinion they never made any album like it before or since. Every single track explores the future of mankind, whether it would be through robots of our own creation, exploring space, future society (dystopian or utopian is never made clear, but Metropolis and Neon Lights evokes images of Blade Runner for sure, years before it was made), as well as technology merging with humanity in the title track, a notion that evokes images from the later cyberpunk movement. The only track which seems a little dated was ironically one of Kraftwerk's biggest hits, The Model. It feels a little bit out of place on the album, but it serves as one of their best pieces of electropop nonetheless with a look at the (sometimes willing) objectification of women.All in all, Man-Machine is probably one of Kraftwerk's strongest albums and while it was easily overshadowed by Computer World which in my opinion is a much stronger concept album, it still holds a strong second place for me.
Andromathris Andromathris
Labels are always tricky but Kraftwerk's sound is definitely NOT "pure industrial". That would be Throbbing Gristle c1976 - who invented it. And Kraftwerk didn't "ditch their famous funky rhythms"...because they never had any...but admired James Brown and Parliament/Funkadelic music c1968/1970.which WAS funky. A short essay about your personal feelings is TOTALLY OK..but it's not fair to get musical history so wrong.
ndup ndup
Das Model and Schaufensterpuppen to me always sounded like tracks from some fashion-themed concept album that was never recorded, both conceptually and somewhat even sonically. I have a distinct feeling that Ralf had an idea of a fashion-themed album (probably an early concept of what Electric Café didn't quite turn-out to be later), and these two tracks were thought of as too chart-friendly not to be retrofitted into these outliers on TEX and DMM records.
Meztisho Meztisho
It's a vilification to assign this Kraftwerk album to "Electro" or "Synth-pop", terms that were not even contrived in the 1970s when "Mensch-Maschine" came out. Kraftwerk have inspired the invention of "Electro" in it's original definition (shortcut for Electrophonic funk) in the early 80s, but the term has become in the mid to late 90s an unspecific all-purpose word in use for all kinds of electronic music. Back in the 70s Kraftwerk was regarded as a Rockband with electronic instruments, but nowadays many people like to believe Rock and Electronic are contrary to each other. Setting the genre to "Electronic" and "Rock", with Style "Krautrock" and "Avantgarde" would say much more about this album than the wishy-washy styles now in use.
LivingCross LivingCross
How could a style tag be in existance, if a band invents it ?Following your logic, the first Punk band was not playing Punk. The tags Electro and Synth are perfectly OK. If you think Krautrock and Avantgarde are missing, why don't you add them ?
Kizshura Kizshura
I have a copy of this album but it seems to be a mixture of a few of the ones above. Based on the below can anyone recommend which I catalog this under or do I need to create a new entry?Cat# is 2S 068-85444 on back cover with SE in a circle to the right of the cat#It has Russian, French and English on the cover. Produced in GermanyMixed by Joschko Rudas Ans Leanard Jackson Courtesy of Whitfield Records(P) 1978 Capitol Records Я ТВОЙ СЛУГА Я ТВОЙ РАЬОТНИКSide A label is red and black with yPartx 85.629 and 2S 068 - 85.444 printed in whiteSide B label is white and black with yPartx 85.630 and 2S 068 - 85.444 printed in redMatrix RunOut Side A (Stamped) : 2S 068 85 444 A YPARTX 85 629 21 M6 322 2965 2Matrix RunOut Side A (Etched) : KORREKT PelléMatrix RunOut Side B (Stamped) : 2S 068 85 444 B YPARTX 85 630 21 M6 322 296 2Matrix RunOut Side b (Etched) : PelléPlain liner but includes a poster.Thank you
Hunaya Hunaya
Your copy is already alive in the database. LOOK: Kraftwerk - The Man•Machine
Cogelv Cogelv
Please go ahead and submit it to DB. Always good for clarification.
BroWelm BroWelm
stroke of genius
cyrexoff cyrexoff
How is the style "electro"? Can someone explain?
hulk hulk
The birth of synth / electro is here. No predecessor of that Electro Pop or otherwise... Kraftwerk THE INVENTORS THE INNOVATORS????
Arryar Arryar
If you disagree you can remove "Electro". I also think that it is wrong. It is rather Techno.
Bukelv Bukelv
I still can't believe this is from 1978. "The Man Machine" will still keep sounding fresh for years to come and it's a record that truly challenges the test of time. All 6 tracks are excellent of course, the title track is the best track and a true classic, all 6 tracks are classics but, "The Man Machine" is another story. It's pathetic that nowadays, many producers can't produce something that's even partially digestible to the human ear. Instead, you have all that crappy electro-house and pop music that resembles vomit to my ear. A must in any electronic music collection.
Ishnllador Ishnllador
My first Kraftwerk record, bought in 1979. Back then this innovative album sounded so futuristic and alien it seemed from another world altogether. And indeed it was, from the world of the-future-to-come. From this album on Kraftwerk got shamelessly closer to pop music - for the sake of pop music, because it was their own interpretation of pop, many times badly understood, but that would reveal itself highly influential.
Hinewen Hinewen
Kraftwerk are considered giants of the electronic music world & they most certainly are... "Autobahn" was a monster album for Kraftwerk but I say "The Man Machine" was even better... I love both albums & to me they are both great but "The Man Machine" stands out as their best...
Nilasida Nilasida
With 'Showroom Dummies' Kraftwerk were given the idea of a revolutionary image - with 'The Robots' they defined a revolution. Reflecting totalitarian and utopian (read: romantic) worlds, 'The Man-Machine' also confronts the idea of transformation - somewhere between the lines lies the desire to musically interpret the fourth dimension, a truly unique travel through time. The purest hommage to the 20th century's finest futuristic moments - in six conceptually strong pieces we seem to find more than in any up-to-date encyclopaedia. Because, Kraftwerk deal with facts in a way they reduce them to mere basics with such austerity - both, enthusiastic and a warning of mankind under endless automation, 'The Man-Machine' is a fearsome statement of technological simplicity; either the machine obeys the man, or the man obeys the machine... with mixing results regarding this strange love affair.