KRAFTWERK Acetates (Very rare and unique collection of ten one sided 7" metal based vinyl acetates with Elektra labels and custom stamped with artist name and title. This super rare set features material from the 1991 'The Mix' double album and offers a rare 'behind-the-scenes' peek into Kraftwerk's secretive world. We're unlikely to see another set like this and comes highly recommended, please see more info for full details....

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Product Availability Currently Unavailable - You can request the next copy of this item
Release Year N/A
Condition Unless stated otherwise in the description above, all items are in at least excellent condition - so please read our descriptions carefully. We try to sell items as close to Mint condition as possible, and many will indeed be close to brand new and/or unplayed. Others may be 'used' - and all will meet our strict grading and are 100% guaranteed.
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Format acetate
Record Label Elektra
Complete Stock List Go to Kraftwerk
Product Catalogue No ACETATES
Music Genre 80s/90s German artists, Electronica
Country Comes from USA Comes from 'USA'
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Tracklisting & More Information

An acetate is a transitional stage between the master tape and the finished vinyl record.

Originally acetates were used for home recording in the days before tape recorders, but since the advent of cassette tape & CDR are now no longer used for providing bands & their entourage copies of today's studio efforts. A machine actually cuts the grooves into the acetate like a lathe.

The acetate is used to assess whether the music has been successfully transferred to disc. It is checked by the sound engineer. There may be only one copy made of a particular recording, sometimes more are cut and sent to the studio and band members for approval.

The acetate comes before making the master, and allows the sound to be checked without great expense.

It is unusual for more than a dozen to be manufactured, so from the collector's point of view an acetate is a rare find indeed! If the recording is rejected the acetate may be the only record that survives. The rejected cut may simply be poor quality, however the artist may have opted to use a different take of the song, if so, the acetate becomes much more precious.

Kraftwerk Acetates:

Several titles are mis-labelled [Metal On Metal actually plays the middle section of Homecomputer], while every other disc feature different timings to those that were eventually released on the 'Mix' album [the first section of Trans Europe Express is longer than the album version, the version of It's More Fun To Compute/Homecomputer plays for 2:47 and is quite possibly a unique edit]. The labels are pretty cool too and feature hand-written annotations/pressing instructions stating "too long", "fade it out", "ok" etc with chromographic pen markings in the run-out grooves adding another cool touch.

Disc One

Metal On Metal [acutally plays Homecomputer middle section]

Disc Two

Trans Europe Express [Album Version is 5:00, this is a 3:20 Edit]

Disc Three

Dentaku [Album Version is 3:27, this is 4:00]

Disc Four

The Robots [Album Version is 8:56, this is a 5:14 Edit]

Disc Five

Computerlove [Album Version is 6:35, this is a 5:07 Edit]

Disc Six

Homecomputer [Album Version is 8:02, this is a 2:27 Edit]

Disc Seven

Abzug [Actually plays It's More To Compute/Homecomputer 2:47 Edit]

Disc Eight

Radioactivity [Album Version is 6:53, this is a 5:05 Edit]

Disc Nine

Pocketcalculator [Album Version is 4:32, this is a 3:51 Edit]

Disc Ten

Autobahn [Album Version is 9:27, this is a 4:58 Edit]

Recording Artist Kraftwerk
Product Title Acetates
Product Information Kraftwerk Acetates USA acetate.
Language All tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
Additional info Deleted - A deleted or out-of-print item is one that is no longer manufactured. However, we stock thousands of out-of-print formats and we specialise in tracking down out-of-print, deleted and hard-to-find releases.
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