Autobahn (album)  

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Autobahn (German for "motorway") is an album by Kraftwerk, released in 1974. (The album’s 22-minute title track was edited to about 3 minutes for single release, and reached #25 on the US Billboard charts, charting even higher around Europe, getting to #11 in the UK.)

Autobahn is not a completely electronic album, as violin, flute, and guitar are used along with synthesizers. The title track features both untreated and vocoded vocals; the remaining tracks are purely instrumental. Kraftwerk used a Minimoog as one of their synthesizers, which were known to cost as much as a Volkswagen at that time. Track listing All lyrics are written by Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider and Emil Schult; all music is composed by Hütter and Schneider.

Side one

1. "Autobahn" ("Motorway") 22:43

Side two

2. "Kometenmelodie 1" ("Comet Melody 1") 6:26
3. "Kometenmelodie 2" ("Comet Melody 2") 5:48
4. "Mitternacht" ("Midnight") 3:43
5. "Morgenspaziergang" ("Morning Walk")

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