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Lou Reed, Transformer

Audio CD

Disk ID: 1063994

Disk length: 37m 5s (11 Tracks)

Original Release Date: 1972

Label: Unknown

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“Transformer” Tracks & Durations

1. Vicious 2:58
2. Andy's Chest 3:20
3. Perfect Day 3:47
4. Hangin' Round 3:34
5. Walk on the Wild Side 4:16
6. Make Up 2:59
7. Satellite of Love 3:41
8. Wagon Wheel 3:19
9. New York Telephone Conversation 1:35
10. I'm So Free 3:09
11. Goodnight Ladies 4:20

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Review

This sophomore release by the Velvet Underground cofounder has long been hailed as one of the key touchstones of the punk and alternative eras that followed it. Reinforcing the literary adage to "write what you know," Reed paints an alternately detached/debauched portrait of the drag-and-drugs-infused underground of Warhol's New York, a place, time, and mindset so compelling it has largely overshadowed the rest of the singer-songwriter's mercurial career. That the album would also give Reed an unlikely Top 20 pop hit via the teasing, twisted sexuality of "Walk on the Wild Side" is but one of its deep, rewarding ironies. Indeed, as produced by David Bowie and guitarist and cohort Mick Ronson at the height of their own Ziggy Stardust fame, Reed's songs are cast in a seductive cabaret setting that's more Jacques Brel than Lower East Side. This 30th-anniversary edition features two unreleased acoustic demos ("Hangin' 'Round," "Perfect Day"), a vintage radio spot by announcer and word-jazz cult fave Ken Nordine, and a new illustrated booklet and perceptive essay by Michael Hill. --Jerry McCulley

Other Versions

Albums are mined from the various public resources and can be actually the same but different in the tracks length only. We are keeping all versions now.

Lou Reed - Transformer

Tracks: 11, Disk length: 37m 5s

Lou Reed - Transformer

Tracks: 11, Disk length: 37m 6s (+0m 1s)

Lou Reed - Transformer

Tracks: 11, Disk length: 37m 3s (-1m 58s)

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Tracks: 11, Disk length: 37m 9s (+0m 4s)

Lou Reed - Transformer

Tracks: 11, Disk length: 37m 1s (-1m 56s)

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Tracks: 11, Disk length: 37m 11s (+0m 6s)

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Tracks: 11, Disk length: 37m 26s (+0m 21s)

Lou Reed - Transformer

Tracks: 12 (+1 tracks), Disk length: 37m 30s (+0m 25s)

Lou Reed - Transformer

Tracks: 11, Disk length: 36m 25s (-1m 20s)

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Tracks: 11, Disk length: 36m 24s (-1m 19s)

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Tracks: 11, Disk length: 37m 46s (+0m 41s)

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Tracks: 12 (+1 tracks), Disk length: 41m 23s (+4m 18s)

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Tracks: 13 (+2 tracks), Disk length: 44m 42s (+7m 37s)

Lou Reed - Transformer

Tracks: 13 (+2 tracks), Disk length: 46m 4s (+8m 59s)

Lou Reed - Transformer

Tracks: 13 (+2 tracks), Disk length: 46m 5s (+9m)