Neil Young ‎– Trans

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Geffen Records ‎– GHS 2018
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A1 Little Thing Called Love
Words By, Music By – Neil Young
3:06
A2 Computer Age
Words By, Music By – Neil Young
5:20
A3 We R In Control
Words By, Music By – Neil Young
3:28
A4 Transformer Man
Words By, Music By – Neil Young
3:22
A5 Computer Cowboy (AKA Syscrusher)
Words By, Music By – Neil Young
4:08
B1 Hold On To Your Love
Words By, Music By – Neil Young
3:25
B2 Sample And Hold
Words By, Music By – Neil Young
5:09
B3 Mr. Soul
Words By, Music By – Neil Young
3:16
B4 Like An Inca
Words By, Music By – Neil Young
8:08

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Recorded at Modern Recorders, Redwood City, California and Commercial Recorders, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Sticker affixed to shrink-wrap or back cover: "This first-edition pressing of Neil Young's Trans album contains a typographic mistake. Although it is listed in the line-up on the back of this record and on the lyric innersleeve, the song 'If You Got Love' is not on the record itself. GHS 2018"

"E A S T" embossed around the center hole indicates it was pressed at Specialty Records Corporation. Note: the "T" is the most visible and sometimes the only really visible letter.
"SLM △" in the runout etching indicates that the lacquer disc was processed at, and the metal parts used to manufacture the record were made at Sheffield Lab Matrix.

On some variants 'bg' in runout matrix can be read as 'dg' upside down (e.g. variant 3). dg has been identified as David Gold (3)'s initials.

Tracks A1 to B2, B4 - Silver Fiddle - ASCAP
Track B3 - Cotillion Music, Inc./Ten East Music/Springalo Toones - BMI
℗ & © 1982 The David Geffen Company. Made in USA

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 7599-22018-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout etched variant 1): GHS-1-2018-RE2-SH2 ^3294 SLM 1-1 0-1 sm1-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout etched variant 1): GHS-2-2018-RE2-SH-1 ^3294-X SLM 1-2 0-1 sm1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout etched variant 2): GHS-1-2018-RE2-SH2 dg Δ3294 SLM 1-1 0-1 SM0-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout etched variant 2): GHS-2-2018-RE-2-SH3 SP dg 0-1 EE SLM Δ3294X 1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout etched variant 3): GHS-1-2018-RE2-SH2 dg bg Δ3294 SLM 1-1 SM 1-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout etched variant 3): GHS-2-2018-RE2-SH-1 dg bg Δ3294-X SLM 1-2 0-1 SM 1-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout etched variant 4): GHS-1-2018-RE2-SH2 dg bg Δ3294 SLM 1-1 SM 1-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout etched variant 4): GHS-2-2018-RE2-SH-1 dg bg Δ3294-X SLM 0-1 SM 1-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout etched, xxx="1-1" crossed out, variant 5): GHS-1-2018-RE2-SH2 dg bg Δ3294 SLM xxx 0-1 SM 1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout etched, xxx="1-2" crossed out, variant 5): GHS-2-2018-RE2-SH-1 dg bg Δ3294-X SLM xxx 0 - 1 SM1 -2
  • Other (Printed on labels both sides): RE-1
  • Pressing Plant ID (Embossed around center hole side 2): E A S T
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 54) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
UICY-6455 Neil Young Trans(CD, Album, RE) Geffen Records UICY-6455 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
GHS 2018 Neil Young Trans(LP, Album, Ltd, Qui) Geffen Records GHS 2018 US 1982 Sell This Version
GHS 2018 Neil Young Trans(LP, Album) Geffen Records GHS 2018 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
40-25019 Neil Young Trans(Cass, Album) Geffen Records 40-25019 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
20.338 Neil Young Trans(LP, Album) Geffen Records 20.338 Argentina 1982 Sell This Version

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peter_krae

peter_krae

December 11, 2019
NONE! apart from r12816045 and some Geffen in-house cassettes. The song was withdrawn lately when the covers were already printed.
fc1966

fc1966

October 11, 2019
What pressings is "if you got love " on ?
this_is_a_document

this_is_a_document

May 31, 2019

This is the best worst album ever made! two words
giullare

giullare

April 23, 2019
fantastic album with full vocoder and great sounds;I hope in a NEW remastering !
muchbetterthanmost

muchbetterthanmost

August 23, 2017
At the time I did not expect Neil Young to tour with that type of sound and imagery. But overall I came away thrilled with that show experience and I am looking to get a live version from that era to listen to. I actually preferred Neil's decision to move in the direction of synthesized vocoder sound as opposed to where he ended up settling into stylistically. His electric feedback sounds coupled with his musical savvy are the best of his era and influenced an entire movement in the recording business.
gregoireb

gregoireb

February 15, 2017
I may be one of the only people who feels this way, but I bought this version of the LP and saw the tour (Ohio University) and believe the LP and the tour were a major waste of my hard earned cash. PS, I love Neil Young YMMV 2EHO.
giullare

giullare

September 14, 2016
extraordinary album I hope in a REAL remastered version!(all the version cds NOT are remastered for me..)
Vinylkatten

Vinylkatten

November 24, 2015
Although this album has pretty good reviews here on this page it is one of the most underrated albums I know of. If someone else, say an unknow odd weirdo,
would have made this album and made 1000 copies it would have been a collectors holy grail.
Jarren

Jarren

April 1, 2014
Absolutely amazing New Wave Synth Pop!

This album is full of vocoder vocals, big electro basslines & sweeping synths.

Around this time (1982), Geffen were into New Wave. They had just released Berlin's major debut "Pleasure Victim" EP, and this Neil Young LP fits in a similar style.

While this is all very strange, what I find MORE bizarre than an album almost full of Neil Young singing through a vocoder are the tracks placed A1 & B1.

They are NOT vocoder synth pop tracks. Oh no. Not at all. They are straight up 70's MOR rock.

So did Geffen ask Neil to make these two more, shall we say "traditional" songs to appeal to radio stations?

Who knows. All that is for sure is that anyone who bought this LP on the strength of hearing A1 & B1 would be in for one hell of a shock when they got home.

Fans of Minimal Synth / Electronic New Wave check this LP out. Very cool.
VoiceEncoder

VoiceEncoder

May 23, 2012
The vocoder used on this album is the Sennheiser Vocoder VSM201.