Tour de France Soundtracks renamed to Tour de France for its remastered release is the tenth studio album by German electronic music band Kraftwerk. The album was recorded for the th 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 song of the same name , the cover artwork of both releases being nearly identical.
The album received positive reviews from critics and was a commercial success. It reached No. A short jingle was supplied to the television broadcaster Eurosport for use in their coverage of the Tour de France.
Tour de France Soundtracks took the band on an extensive world tour in On the tour, they performed the music from four laptop computers running sequencing , sampling , and synthesizer software, also controlling and synchronised with large video displays. In , Kraftwerk released Minimum-Maximum , with separate audio and video releases featuring songs performed at various venues during the tour. Tour de France Soundtracks became the highest charting Kraftwerk album. It peaked at number one in Germany, becoming the band's first number one in their home country.
However, it did not enter the Billboard , even though every Kraftwerk studio album since Ralf and Florian had charted there. Note: The Japanese CD release of this album also contains the video of the single "Tour de France " as enhanced content.
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