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The Man-Machine - Kraftwerk

Released: 19 May 1978


Recorded: 1977-78 at Kling Klang Studio, Düsseldorf, Germany – recording and Studio Rudas, Düsseldorf, Germany – mixing

Genre: Electronic, Synthpop

Length: 36:10

Label: Kling Klang, EMI Electrola, Capitol

Producers: Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider

The Man-Machine (German: 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”.

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.

Singles released from the Album:

Die Roboter” Released in May 1978 (Germany)

Das Model” Released in September 1978 (Germany)

Neon Lights” Released in December 1978

The Robots” Released in 1978 (UK)

The Model” Released in November 1981 (UK)