Kraftwerk – Kraftwerk original Japan LP with obi


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An original Japanese pressing of the self-titled debut LP by Kraftwerk, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of Kraftwerk by Kraftwerk, including the original obi.

While this LP was released in Germany in 1970, it was not released in Japan until 1979.

About this copy: This copy of Kraftwerk is an original 1979 Japanese pressing on the Philips label.

The cover is VG++, with no wear but a bit of foxing on the back cover and slight discoloration along the spine.

The obi is VG++, with a small piece of cellophane tape on the top edge.

This LP was issued without an insert.

The disc is M- and looks like it may have been played once.  Beautiful disc!

A very nice copy of a rare Kraftwerk LP.

Background: Kraftwerk was originally released in 1970 in Germany, but wasn’t released elsewhere in the world until the band had success with their 1974 album Autobahn.

While the group’s first three albums (Kraftwerk, Kraftwerk 2, and Ralf und Florian) are highly regarded by fans, the the group would rather forget them, and all three have been out of print for years and have never been available on compact disc.

Kraftwerk peacked at #30 on the German LP charts and did not chart in any other country. gave Kraftwerk a 3 star review:

What might have been simply seen as an agreeable enough debut album has since become something of a notorious legend because Kraftwerk, or more accurately the core Hütter/Schneider duo at the heart of the band, simply refuses to acknowledge its existence any more. What’s clearly missing from Kraftwerk is the predominance of clipped keyboard melodies that later versions of the band would make their own. Instead, Kraftwerk is an exploratory art rock album with psych roots first and foremost, with Conny Plank’s brilliant co-production and engineering skills as important as the band performances.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Philips
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1979
Format: Stereo
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Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in