KRAFTWERK (Huetter, Schneider, Bartos, Fluer) 1981-05-19 Teatro Apollo, Firenze, Italy (reseed)

(Huetter, Schneider, Bartos, Fluer)
(may 19, 1981)
Teatro Apollo
Firenze, Italy


audience recording
original vinyl bootleg "Central Passage" > CD-R[0] > EAC > wav > Trader's Little Helper > flac

note by YANGEN:
This great show uploaded here by robotronik a couple of days ago suffered a major issue: it is running too fast.
I personally could not stand listening to it for this reason so I made a "speed and pitch corrected" version which is far more enjoyable.
The only modification I made is lowering the pitch and the speed in Adobe Audition. No other effect or tweaking added.

I've got this treasure in a trade with an Italian fellow trader who owns the first issue of the vinyl bootleg "Central Passage" (Dreamradio Records, KW 198 105 19).
He digitised it by himself and sent me the raw 16-bit files via Soulseek. This bootleg features the very first concert - in a complete form! - of the Computer World Tour, which happened splitted in two legs back in 1981.
As far as I know, this is the ONLY source of this concert that has made its way into trading circles. A silver bootleg CD called "Hyper Cerebral Machine" (Vox Populi, Work 5536-2)
claims to feature a recording of this concert, but it actually brings the one at Palalido, Milano from May 27th, 1981 - and in an incomplete form.
Something curious on this recording - and in most of the earliest Computer World concerts - is that "It's More Fun To Compute" was played just like in the album,
rather than that funky version that used to close the concerts. Besides, "Showroom Dummies" is sung in French, thus we call it "Les Mannequins",
and "Pocket Calculator" is partially sung with Italian lyrics ("Mini Calcolatore").
The sound quality is quite good if compared to most of the other recordings already surfaced from this tour.
But, as I said, this is a RAW rip, absolutely NOTHING was done to this recording (I decided not to alter anything)
and therefore you're going to firstly notice the wrong pitch (perhaps to match the 2-record set), as well as several clicks, pops and crackles


cd1 50:34
01. intro > Numbers 4:45
02. Computer World 5:21
03. Home Computer 6:52
04. It's More Fun To Compute 4:14
05. Computer Love 5:21
06. The Model 4:41
07. Neon Lights 6:16
08. Geiger Counter > Radioactivity > The Voice Of Energy > Uranium > Die Sonne, Der Mond, Die Sterne 8:37
09. Ohm Sweet Ohm 4:23

cd2 60:05
01. Autobahn 19:57
02. Trans Europe Express > Metal On Metal 8:42
03. Hall Of Mirrors > Mitternacht 7:53
04. Les Mannequins 6:00
05. Pocket Calculator 8:17
06. The Robots 9:13

total time 110:39 min.

Ralf Huetter - minimoog, Vako orchestron, Farfisa professional piano
Florian Schneider-Esleben - Arp Odyssey, amplified flute, mixer
Karl Bartos - el.perc, vibraphone
Wolfgang Fluer - el.drums

cover artwork(s) insode

1970: 'Tone Float' (as Organisation)
1970: 'Kraftwerk'
1971: 'Kraftwerk 2'
1973: 'Ralf Und Florian'
1974: 'Autobahn'
1975: 'Radio-Aktivit�t' (Radio-Activity)
1977: 'Trans Europa Express'
1978: 'Die Mensch-Maschine' (The Man-Machine)
1981: 'Computerwelt' (Computer World)
1986: 'Electric Caf�' (in 2009 title changed to 'Techno Pop')
1991: 'The Mix'
2003: 'Tour De France'
2005: 'Minimum-Maximum' (Live 2004: Warschau, Ljubljana, Riga, Moskau, Paris, Berlin, London, Budapest, San Francisco, Tokio, Tallinn)
2009: 'Der Katalog' (The Catalogue; album Boxset 1974-2003)
2012: 'Der Katalog' (2009 Remaster)



seeded by YANGEN on Dec 23, 2010 as torrent #336929
re-seeded by FBAUER 2015-11-08

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