RCA publish Lou Reed’s second album : ‘Transformer’ featuring ‘Walk on the Wild Side,’ ‘Satellite of Love’ and ‘Vicious’ (1972)

Lou Reed’s ‘Transformer’ is his second studio album released on November 8, 1972 by RCA.

Track Listing : 1.Vicious (Lou Reed) – 02:55 . 2.Andy’S Chest (Lou Reed) – 03:17 . 3.Perfect Day (Lou Reed) – 03:43 . 4.Hangin’ ‘Round (Lou Reed) – 03:39 . 5.Walk On The Wild Side (Lou Reed) – 04:12 . 6.Make Up (Lou Reed) – 02:58 . 7.Satellite Of Love (Lou Reed) – 03:40 . 8.Wagon Wheel (Lou Reed) – 03:19 . 9.New York Telephone Conversation (Lou Reed) – 01:31 . 10.I’M So Free (Lou Reed) – 03:07 . 11.Goodnight Ladies (Lou Reed) – 04:19

Mick Rock

Musicians : Lou Reed – Guitar, Vocals . Herbie Flowers – Bass Guitar, Double-Bass, Tuba On (11 – 6) . Mick Ronson – Lead Guitar, Piano, Recorder, Backing Vocals, String Arrangements . John Halsey – Drums . Ronnie Ross – Baritone Saxophone On (11 – 5) . The Thunder Thighs – Backing Vocals . Barry Desouza – Drums . Ritchie Dharma – Drums . Klaus Voormann – Bass

Production : Produced By David Bowie, Mick Ronson . Ken Scott – Engineering . Mike “Clay” Stone – Engineer, Mixing . Arun Chakraverty – Mastering

Package : Mick Rock asterisques RVM – Photography . Karl Stoecker – Photography

Recorded August 1972 At Trident Studios, London.

Released On November 8, 1972 By Rca.


Rolling Stone
He should forget this artsyfartsy kind of homo stuff and just go in there with a bad hangover and start blaring out his visions of lunar assfuck. That’d be really nice. […]

Some saw the lack of NYC/VU sleaze as a sell-out, but they lacked the clarity of foresight to see that Reed’s opus of cross-dressing, open homosexuality and discussion of drug use was set to pervert generations of pop fans to comeand was not just preaching to an already converted hipster rock underground. […]

But with a solid base, the ornate arrangements help bring these songs to life, lending Reed’s music a broader palette. Lou himself, by contrast, sounds as intimate as ever on the record’s more sedate tracks, crooning in a sensitive lilt that maintains his blissful, effortless cool. […]


Lou Reed’s ‘Transformer’ on RVM [Radio.Video.Music]M


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