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Neil YoungTrans

Label:Geffen Records – GHS 2018
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Electronic, Rock
Style:New Wave, Synth-pop

Tracklist

A1Little Thing Called Love
Words By, Music ByNeil Young
3:06
A2Computer Age
Words By, Music ByNeil Young
5:20
A3We R In Control
Words By, Music ByNeil Young
3:28
A4Transformer Man
Words By, Music ByNeil Young
3:22
A5Computer Cowboy (AKA Syscrusher)
Words By, Music ByNeil Young
4:08
B1Hold On To Your Love
Words By, Music ByNeil Young
3:25
B2Sample And Hold
Words By, Music ByNeil Young
5:09
B3Mr. Soul
Words By, Music ByNeil Young
3:16
B4Like An Inca
Words By, Music ByNeil Young
8:08
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Notes

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 (Printed): 0 7599-22018-1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 075992201810
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Pressing Plant ID (Embossed around center hole side 2): E A S T
  • Other (Sides A & B labels): RE-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 1): GHS-1-2018-RE2-SH2 ^3294 SLM 1-1 0-1 sm1-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 1): GHS-2-2018-RE2-SH-1 ^3294-X SLM 1-2 0-1 sm1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 2): GHS-1-2018-RE2-SH2 dg Δ3294 SLM 1-1 0-1 SM0-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 2): GHS-2-2018-RE-2-SH3 SP dg 0-1 EE SLM Δ3294X 1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 3): GHS-1-2018-RE2-SH2 dg bg Δ3294 SLM 1-1 SM 1-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, 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, variant 4): GHS-1-2018-RE2-SH2 dg bg Δ3294 SLM 1-1 SM 1-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 4): GHS-2-2018-RE2-SH-1 dg bg Δ3294-X SLM 0-1 SM 1-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 5): GHS-1-2018-RE2-SH2 dg bg Δ3294 SLM ̶1̶-̶1̶ ̶ 0-1 SM 1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 5): GHS-2-2018-RE2-SH-1 dg bg Δ3294-X SLM ̶1̶-̶2̶ ̶ 0 - 1 SM1 -2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 6): GHS-1-2018-RE2-SH2 dg bg Δ3294 SLM 0-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 6): GHS-2-2018- RE 2- SH3 SP dg 0-1 SM 2-1 EE SLM Δ3294-X 1-1

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Trans (LP, Album, Stereo)Geffen Records, Geffen RecordsGEF 25019, 25019Europe1982
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Trans (LP, Album)Geffen RecordsXGHS 2018Canada1982
Recently Edited
Trans (LP, Album)Geffen RecordsGEF 25019UK1982
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Trans (LP, Album)Geffen Records20.338Argentina1982
New Submission
Trans (LP, Album)Geffen RecordsGEF 25019Greece1982
  • aunejo's avatar
    aunejo
    One of the most underrated albums of all time IMO and one of the best NY albums. This is a masterclass on genre experimentation by an artist. Heavy on the electronics and experimentation but still very Neil-ey at the heart of every song.
    • dewey70's avatar
      dewey70
      I had the "Little Thing Called Love" 45 but played the b-side "We R In Control" until the grooves were white. It was so weird and robotic but still melodic.
      • alexgoodnycrecords's avatar
        Edited 7 months ago
        My favorite Neil Young album. I guess that says more about me than it does about him. But seriously what is proves it that he can do anything he wants well. Nobody can touch what he decides to embark. I wish more people knew about this album.
        • redhillrecords's avatar
          Edited 7 months ago
          Funky Neil Young LP with electronic instruments and vocoder on some tracks.
          "Transformer Man", "Sample and hold", "Computer Age" are worth checking out, even if you are not a fan of his country rock stuff.
          This LP is a different story, even though there are more traditional rock tracks here as well...
          "Like An Inca" is not bad either.
          • rickypacific's avatar
            rickypacific
            A really wonderful album. I’ve got an old original pressing that I ended up with somehow and it just sounds perfect.
            • Jarren's avatar
              Jarren
              It's like if Kraftwerk had released a folk rock album, the exact same juxtaposition.

              Funny to see so much hate for this release, how about appreciating the music and not the instruments used!
              • doointheloo's avatar
                doointheloo
                A great record lost and forgotten amongst his 80's discography.
                • giullare's avatar
                  giullare
                  fantastic album with full vocoder and great sounds;I hope in a NEW remastering !
                  • peter_krae's avatar
                    peter_krae
                    NONE! apart from r12816045 and some Geffen in-house cassettes. The song was withdrawn lately when the covers were already printed.
                    • fc1966's avatar
                      fc1966
                      What pressings is "if you got love " on ?

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