The Man·Machine
Die Mensch·Maschine
by Kraftwerk
Recorded 1977-1978
Kling Klang Studio
Released May 1978
Label Kling Klang
Producer Ralf Hutter
Florian Schneider
Length 36:18
Genre Electronic music

Lyrics (en - de)

The Man-Machine (German title: Die Mensch-Maschine) is the seventh studio album by German electronic music band Kraftwerk, released in May 1978. It includes the singles "The Model" and "The Robots", and also "Neon Lights".

Upon its release, the NME stated: "The Man-Machine stands as one of the pinnacles of 1970s rock music." Although the album was initially unsuccessful on the UK Albums Chart, it reached a new peak position of number nine in February 1982, becoming the band's second highest-peaking album in the United Kingdom after Autobahn (1974). The Man-Machine was certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) on 15 February 1982, denoting shipments in excess of 100,000 copies.

The Man-Machine is the first Kraftwerk album to have Karl Bartos co-credited as a composer along with Ralf Hütter and Florian SchneiderEmil Schult co-wrote the lyrics for "The Model".

Track listingEdit

Side AEdit

  1. "The Robots" ("Die Roboter") - 6:11
  2. "Spacelab" - 5:51
  3. "Metropolis" - 5:59

Side BEdit

  1. "The Model" ("Das Model") - 3:38
  2. "Neon Lights" ("Neonlicht") - 9:03
  3. "The Man-Machine" ("Die Mensch-Maschine") - 5:28

Personnel Edit

Kraftwerk Edit

Production Edit

  • Ralf Hütter – production, album concept
  • Florian Schneider – production, album concept
  • Joschko Rudas – engineering
  • Leanard Jackson – engineering

Visual art Edit

  • Ralf Hütter – cover, artwork reconstruction (2009 remaster)
  • Günther Fröhling – photography
  • Karl Klefisch – lettering
  • Johann Zambryski – artwork reconstruction (2009 remaster)

Studios Edit

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