Lou Reed - Transformer - Orginal 1972 UK RCA label 11-track LP
|Title||Transformer - Orginal 1972 UK RCA label 11-track LP|
|Year of release||1972|
|Grading||VG++ (Vinyl and Labels)/VG++ (Cover)|
|Stock list||Lou Reed|
|Additional info||Scarce original 1972 UK RCA Victor label 11-track LP - Reeds superb second solo effort - featuring four compositions originally written during The Velvets days: "Andy's Chest", "Satellite of Love", "New York Telephone Conversation" and "Goodnight Ladies" - and featuring the singles 'Vicious', 'Walk on the Wild' and 'Satellite of Love'... as well as the widely covered 'Perfect Day' - by U2, Duran Duran, a.o.|
'Transformer' was produced by David Bowie and Mick Ronson.
Vinyl has the generic orange company labels with black center printe and white lower rim and company name print: large outline 'RCA' text to the left of center hole - solid mid-size horizontal to the right of center hole.
Vinyl has hand-etched (he) and machine stamped (ms) matrix information:
Side 1: BPRS 7038-2E (he), Father-Mother-Stamper: A2A (he)
Side 2: BPRS 7039 1E (ms), Father-Mother-Stamper: A6A (he)
Vinyl is housed in Clout & Baker printed laminated picture sleeve.
Condition: VG++ (Vinyl and Labels)/VG++ (Cover):
Vinyl is bright and shiny - hardly any signs of play or handling - mint labels.
Cover is likewise very nice - perfect front and back cover centers... pretty unreal, but there is no center laminate wear - a little fine and light wrinkling from edges, a few small spots of laminate lift along spine, intact seams, perfectly readable spine - a little rubbing to opening corners - nice and pointy spine corners... extremely nice - graded near mint.
2. Andy's Chest
3. Perfect Day
4. Hangin' Around
5. Walk On The Wild Side
1. Make Up
2. Satellite Of Love
3. Wagon Wheel
4. New York Telephone Conversation
5. I'm So Free
6. Goodnight Ladies
All songs written and composed by Lou Reed
Song arrangements by Lou Reed, David Bowie and Mick Ronson
Recorded and mixed at Trident Studios London, England
Pressed by RCA Ltd. Record Division, Armstrong Industrial Estate, Washington, County Durham
Cover printed by Clout & Baker Ltd., UK
Lou Reed - lead vocals, rhythm guitar
Mick Ronson - lead guitar, piano, recorder, string arrangements
David Bowie - backing vocals, keyboards, acoustic guitar on "Wagon Wheel" and "Walk on the Wild Side"
Herbie Flowers - bass guitar, double bass, tuba on "Goodnight Ladies" and "Make Up"
John Halsey - drums
Trevor Bolder - trumpet
Ronnie Ross - soprano saxophone on "Goodnight Ladies" and baritone saxophone "Walk on the Wild Side"
The Thunder Thighs - backing vocals
Barry DeSouza, Ritchie Dharma - drums
Klaus Voormann - bass guitar on "Perfect Day", "Goodnight Ladies", "Satellite of Love" and "Make Up"
David Bowie, Mick Ronson - production
Ken Scott - Recording engineer
Arun Chakranerty - tape mastering
Ernst Thormahlen - art direction, design
Karl Stoeker - colour photographs
Mick Rock - black and white photographs
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