Lou Reed – Transformer (New Vinyl) (50th Anniversary Edition) (White Vinyl)



New sealed copy. 50th Anniversary RSD essentials edition on white coloured vinyl.

Transformer is the second solo studio album by American recording artist Lou Reed. Produced by David Bowie and Mick Ronson, the album was released in November 1972 by RCA Records. It is considered an influential landmark of the glam rock genre, anchored by Reed's most successful single, "Walk on the Wild Side", which touched on then-controversial topics of sexual orientation, gender identity, prostitution, and drug use. Though Reed's self-titled debut solo album had been unsuccessful, Bowie had been an early fan of Reed's former band The Velvet Underground, and used his own fame to promote Reed, who had not yet achieved mainstream success.

In 1997, Transformer was named the 44th greatest album of all time in a "Music of the Millennium" poll conducted in the United Kingdom by HMV, Channel 4, The Guardian and Classic FM. In 2000, it was voted number 58 in Colin Larkin's All Time Top 1000 Albums. Transformer is also ranked at number 55 on NME's list of "Greatest Albums of All Time". In 2003, the album was ranked at number 194 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, maintaining the rating in a 2012 revised list, and is ranked 109 on the 2020 list. It is also on Q magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Albums Ever".


A1 Vicious 
A2 Andy's Chest 
A3 Perfect Day 
A4 Hangin' 'Round 
A5 Walk On The Wild Side 
B1 Make Up 
B2 Satellite Of Love 
B3 Wagon Wheel 
B4 New York Telephone Conversation 
B5 I'm So Free 
B6 Goodnight Ladies

SKU: 0194399671610