Kraftwerk – ‘Home Computer’ Promo 7″ (EMI Odeon SDP-867, 1981)

This curious 7″ single hails from Brazil and the background to its release I presume to be its use in a television series from late 1981 into 1982, ‘Brilhante‘. What is of particular interest is that both sides feature unique edits of the track. When I say edits, I really mean they are faded out at specific points – in the case of the A side at the 2 minute 17 mark and in the case of the B side 4 minute 47 mark. The A side edit is abrupt, while the B side edit had a somewhat more generous use of the fader control. Not terribly exciting in comparison to some of the editing scissor work on single edits from around the world, such as ‘Autobahn’. Mind you, that was a case of whittling down 22 minutes down to a mere 3 to 4 minutes. Still, it is an interesting curio to have ‘Home Computer’ as a single on its own. The labels don’t mention it, but the the record pls at 33 1⁄3 RPM for some reason, rather than the more common 45 RPM.

Kraftwerk – Home Computer Promo 7" (EMI Odeon SDP-867, 1981) front

^ Kraftwerk – Home Computer Promo 7″ (EMI Odeon SDP-867, 1981) front

Kraftwerk – Home Computer Promo 7" (EMI Odeon SDP-867, 1981) rear

^ Kraftwerk – Home Computer Promo 7″ (EMI Odeon SDP-867, 1981) rear

Kraftwerk – Home Computer Promo 7" (EMI Odeon SDP-867, 1981) label - A side

^ Kraftwerk – Home Computer Promo 7″ (EMI Odeon SDP-867, 1981) label – A side

Kraftwerk – Home Computer Promo 7" (EMI Odeon SDP-867, 1981) label - B side

^ Kraftwerk – Home Computer Promo 7″ (EMI Odeon SDP-867, 1981) label – B side

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