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Exceller8
Exceller 8
by Kraftwerk
Recorded 1970-1974
Released October 1975
Label Vertigo
Length 37:28
Genre Krautrock
Electronic music
Synthpop
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Exceller 8 is a 1975 compilation album by Kraftwerk. The title of the album is a play on the word "accelerate".

The album is a sampler of material from the first four Kraftwerk albums – Kraftwerk, Kraftwerk 2, Ralf und Florian, Autobahn – and includes some versions of tracks that had been edited down for release on singles, such as "Autobahn", as well as simple excerpts from longer album tracks, such as "Kling-Klang". Only the pair of tracks from the Ralf und Florian album, "Tongebirge" and "Kristallo", are entirely free of cuts.

Track listingEdit

  1. "Ruckzuck" (minus the opening flute-echo intro) – 7:30
  2. "Autobahn" (new edited version) – 3:06
  3. "Tongebirge" – 2:50
  4. "Kristallo" – 6:18
  5. "Comet Melody 2" (version released as a single in August 1975 with middle section edited out) – 2:49
  6. "Kling-Klang" (excerpt beginning at 1:38 into the original track) – 9:20
  7. "Vom Himmel hoch" (the opening and closing sections with a cross-fade link) – 4:00
  8. "Stratovarius" (excerpt of the final section) – 1:35

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