As well as rush releasing it, Kraftwerk are said to be changing the name of
their up coming EMI album from ‘Tour de France 03’ to ‘Tour de France Soundtracks’. The release has been rushed in a bid to launch the album
during the French bicycle race by the same name – due 21 Jul. But it’s an ambitious turn round. Word is that EMI have yet to receive finished copies of the album which Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider have been working on in
their Dusseldorf studio, Kling Klang. The new Kraftwerk single ‘Tour deFrance 2003’ was released yesterday.