Kraftwerk limited edition catalog box set coming April 10
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In conjunction with Kraftwerk’s series of concerts next week at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the pioneering German techno band has assembled a limited edition box set with remastered editions of eight of the group’s studio albums.
It’s essentially the same set released in 2009, repackaged in a black box and released as a numbered edition of 2,000 copies worldwide that will be available exclusively through MOMA’s physical stores in Manhattan and Long Island and at the museum’s online store. The set is priced at $159.95, or $143.95 for MOMA members.
The performances at MOMA April 10-17 will present each album played in its entirety, combining sound and projected 3-D imagery, played on different nights and in chronological order, from 1974’s “Autobahn” through 2003’s “Tour de France.”
The box set is described on MOMA’s online store as the “complete catalogue,” but actually, just like next week’s shows, Kraftwerk is bypassing its first two releases, “Kraftwerk” from 1970 and “Kraftwerk 2” in 1972, as well as the 1973 duo album “Ralf and Florian” made by group founders Ralf Hutter and Florian Schneider.
-- Randy Lewis