Tour de France Soundtracks is the tenth studio album by German electronic music band Kraftwerk, released in August 2003. It was re-released in October 2009 under the title Tour de France. The album was recorded for the 100th anniversary of the first Tour de France bicycle race, although it missed its intended release date for the actual tour. It includes a new recording of their 1983 single of the same name, the cover artwork of both releases being nearly identical.
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Tour de France" is a song by Kraftwerk. It was first issued in June 1983, peaking at number 22 in the United Kingdom singles chart. It is notable for the use of sampled voices and mechanical sounds associated with cycling that were used to supplement a simple electro-percussion pattern – an approach Kraftwerk had used on earlier tracks such as "Metal on Metal" (from Trans-Europe Express) and "Numbers" (from Computer World)
Kraftwerk – Tour De France – Official Music Video. Tour de France was released as a single in 1983 peaking at number 22 in the UK singles chart. Tour de France was a non-album single, new recording of the song appears on the 2003 album Tour de France Soundtracks. In 1984 the music video with the band members was released.
Tour De France - Lots of raspy heavy breathing that isn't really pleasant to listen to, but then is gives way to whimsical, happy melodies, and non-distorted vocals about Tour De France. Much more pleasant and reasonable to listen to once the breathing part at the beginning is over.
Kraftwerk's first new album in 17 years shows again that nobody does electronic conceptual perfection like the Teutonic pioneers. Where Autobahn eulogised motoring and Computer World romanticised the then-imminent digital era, these cycling-themed tracks are created with an almost breathtaking attention to detail: whirring chains, beating hearts and sounds of panting. Four tracks are based on 1983's classic Tour de France, but are barely recognisable. The completely new material, meanwhile, will set pulses racing.
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|A||Tour De France (Remix)
Remix – François Kevorkian
|B1||Tour De France (French Version)||6:30|
|B2||Tour De France (German Version)||6:44|
NotesAs featured in the film 'Breakdance'
|1C 006 1652047||Kraftwerk||Tour De France (7", Single)||Kling Klang, EMI||1C 006 1652047||Germany||1983|
|7243 8 87421 2 2||Kraftwerk||Tour De France (CD, Single, RM)||EMI Electrola||7243 8 87421 2 2||UK & Europe||1999|
|92 93427||Kraftwerk||Tour De France (7", Single, Promo)||Warner Bros. Records||92 93427||Canada||1983|
|12P 000.049||Kraftwerk||Tour De France (12", Promo, RM)||Kling Klang||12P 000.049||Germany||1999|
|12EMI 5413||Kraftwerk||Tour De France (Remix) (12")||EMI||12EMI 5413||UK||1983|