Kraftwerk Retrospective at MoMA Spawns Limited Edition Box Set

Tomorrow a retrospective paying homage to Kraftwerk and its 40-year career opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MoMA) in New York City. Tickets for the eight-day Kraftwerk–Retrospective 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 series at MoMA were impossible difficult to get, but fans of the pioneering German electronic group now have another chance to celebrate the outfit’s history with The Catalogue (Retrospective Edition), a limited edition version of the 2009 digital box set The Catalogue, released via Astralwerks on April 10. The collection retails for $159.95.

From the press release:

Originally released to celebrate the 35th anniversary of their landmark 1974 hit “Autobahn” and the long-awaited digitally remastered versions of their eight classic albums, the CD Boxset contains eight remastered CDs in ‘mini-vinyl’ card wallet packaging, plus individual large format booklets. However, this time, the set will come packaged in a black box and will be made available as an individually numbered, worldwide limited edition of 2,000 copies.

If you’re lucky enough to have a ticket for one of this week’s shows (we officially hate you, by the way), albums will be performed in chronological order: Autobahn (1974), Radio-Activity (1975), Trans Europe Express (1977), The Man-Machine (1978), Computer World (1981), Techno Pop (1986), The Mix (1991), and Tour de France (2003).