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LA VIE ELECTRONIQUE 16 is the sixteenth and last volume in a series in which ULTIMATE EDITION is being reissued, with a few bonus tracks, though a few tracks have been omitted as well (The Real Colours In The Darkness, Linzer Stahlsinfonie (which were reissued as bonus tracks on two of the regular albums), and Ballet Pour Le Docteur Faustus & Discover Trakl (the latter being reissued in a slightly shorter.version on the reissue of "X.")

Tracklist

CD 1

  1. Chinese Eyes (13:20) [studio 2001, originally issued on THANK YOU]
  2. Landpartie (10:47) German for "Country Party" [studio 1972, originally issued on SILVER EDITION]
  3. Berlin Zehlendorf (21:30) [live 1976, originally issued on ULTIMATE EDITION]
  4. Get the car, Harry (19:05) [studio 1978, originally issued on ULTIMATE EDITION]
  5. Acta Non Verba (09:57) Latin for "Deeds, not Words" [live 1985]

CD 2

  1. Der Ursprung Der Welt (26:26) German for "The Origin of the World" [live 1977, originally issued on JUBILEE EDITION]
    1. Bonjour, Monsieur Courbet (08:57)
    2. Der Ursprung Der Welt (13:01)
    3. Die Moderne Kunst (04:26) German for "Modern Art"
  2. Midnight At Madame Tussaud's (16:20) [live 1977, originally issued on JUBILEE EDITION]
  3. Totally Wired (34:02) [live 1977, originally issued on JUBILEE EDITION]
    1. Mind And Machines (05:30)
    2. Starkness (13:06)
    3. L'Orgue De Barbarie (07:24)
    4. A Rose Is A Rose Is A Rose... (08:00)

CD 3

  1. And Now For Something Completely Different (00:38) [live 1981, originally issued on HISTORIC EDITION]
  2. From and To (20:40) [live 1981, originally issued on HISTORIC EDITION]
    1. Fears and Phobias (05:22)
    2. From and To (15:17)
  3. Leiden mit Manu (38:31) German for "Suffering with Manu (Manuel Göttsching)" [live 1981, originally issued on HISTORIC EDITION]
  4. Face of Mae West (08:16) [studio 1990, originally issued on ULTIMATE EDITION]
  5. Trakl Sans Vox (08:34) [studio 1993]

CD 4

  1. Der Welt Lauf (41:50) German for "The Way of the World" [live 1981, originally issued on HISTORIC EDITION]
    1. The Last Puritan (06:51)
    2. Brücken in den Nebel (19:18) German for "Bridges into the Fog"
    3. Sehr seltsam (07:07) German for "Very Strange"
    4. Alkibiades, mein Spießgeselle (08:34) German for "Alcibiades, my Brother in Arms"
  2. Ein Ruhiger Nachmittag (31:22) German for "A Quiet Afternoon" [studio 1984/85, originally issued on JUBILEE EDITION]
    1. Analyse der Schönheit (06:15) German for "Analysis of Beauty"
    2. Das Schweigen des Druiden (06:25) German for "The Silence of the Druids"
    3. Dante erblickt Beatrice (04:58) German for "Dante sees Beatrice"
    4. Die richtige Pforte (04:47) German for "The Correct Gate"
    5. Et in Arcadia ego (06:51) Latin for "I, too, am in Arcadia"
    6. Man muss seinen Garten bestellen (02:04) German for "One must take care of one's garden"
  3. Totemfeuer Live (03:39) German for "Totem Fire Live" [live 1973]

CD 5

  1. Whales (19:51) [studio 1991/92, originally issued on JUBILEE EDITION]
    1. Pas de deux (11:20)
    2. Whale Hunting (08:31)
  2. Unikat (11:26) German for "One of a Kind" [studio 1989, originally issued on ULTIMATE EDITION]
  3. Das Lyrische Ich (16:19) German for "The Lyrical Me" [studio 2002]
    1. Hymne an die Dämmerung (04:48) German for "Hymn to the Dawn"
    2. Hymne an die Nacht (11:31) German for "Hymn to the Night"
  4. Melange (06:52) [studio 1978 (remixed 2000), originally issued on OHM: THE EARLY GURUS OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC]
  5. Just Skins (24:39) [studio 1970, originally issued on JUBILEE EDITION]

Details

Recording date(s): 1970 - 2002

Recording site(s): Berlin, Hambühren?, live locations

Producers: Klaus Schulze & Klaus D. Mueller

Musicians: Klaus Schulze, Rainer Bloss ("Acta non verba"), Manuel Göttsching (guitar on "And Now for Something Completely Different", "From and To", "Leiden mit Manu", "Der Welt Lauf"), Harald Grosskopf (Drums on "Get the car, Harry")

Equipment

Electronics, Drums

Notes

Acta Non Verba, Trakl Sans Vox, Totemfeuer Live & Das Lyrische Ich were previously unreleased.

This is the only release in the series that contains 5 CDs instead of 3.