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Neil YoungTrans

Label:Geffen Records – GHS 2018
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Misprint, Specialty Pressing
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

Includes a printed inner sleeve.

Spine: Printed in U.S.A.

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

Geffen Records, 9126 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif. 90069. Manufactured exclusively by Warner Bros. Records Inc., a Warner Communications Company
©℗ 1982 The David Geffen Company. Made in U.S.A.

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"

A1 to B2, B4. © 1982 Silver Fiddle (ASCAP)
B3. © 1967, 1974 Cotillion Music Inc./Ten East Music & Springalo Toones (BMI)

"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.

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
Trans (LP, Album)Geffen RecordsXGHS 2018Canada1982
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Trans (LP, Album, Stereo)Geffen RecordsGEF 25019UK1982
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Trans (LP, Album)Geffen Records20.338Argentina1982
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Trans (LP, Album)Geffen RecordsGEF 25019Greece1982

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Reviews

  • Skatan81's avatar
    Skatan81
    hello any idea whats the pressing to go for ?
    • Tracksonvinyl's avatar
      Edited 7 months ago
      Yes, this a a synth pop rock classic in all their forms. Neil chose wisely to experiment here and achieve a high grade outcome for an ''experimental'' synth rock classic. A great 'electronic/synth classic album under any definition. Good one Neil, you have made us all very happy 👍🏻
      • thelordslord's avatar
        thelordslord
        It must be said that Computer Age is a timeless classic.
        • 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 2 years 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 2 years 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.
                • MichaelDooleyProject's avatar
                  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.

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