Lou ReedTransformer

Label:RCA Victor – LSP-4807
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Hollywood Pressing


A2Andy's Chest3:17
A3Perfect Day3:43
A4Hangin' Round3:39
A5Walk On The Wild Side4:12
B1Make Up2:58
B2Satellite Of Love3:40
B3Wagon Wheel3:19
B4New York Telephone Conversation1:31
B5I'm So Free3:07
B6Goodnight Ladies
Arranged By, Performer [Played By]Herbie Flowers

Companies, etc.



"H" stamped in runouts denotes a RCA Records Pressing Plant, Hollywood pressing.
Dynaflex. RCA Victor orange label. Sleeve printed by Shorepak-U.S.
Comes with a white inner sleeve that has some RCA-Dynaflex blurb (see picture).

Front and back covers have a gold ink finish at top of edges

Copies used for radio promotion have a large white sticker on the front sleeve marked "PLEASE AUDITION BEFORE RADIO AIRPLAY" with track-list and timings. (See Images.)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): BPRS-7038
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): BPRS-7039
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side A, variant 1): BPRS-7038 5S H
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side B, variant 1): BPRS-7039 6S H
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side A, variant 2): BPRS - - 7038 - 7S H
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side B, variant 2): BPRS - - 7039 - 7S H
  • Price Code (On spine): 0598

Other Versions (5 of 273)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Transformer (LP, Album, Matte Sleeve)RCA Victor, RCALSP 4807, LSP-4807UK1972
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Transformer (8-Track Cartridge, Album)RCA, RCA VictorP8S-2095US1972
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Transformer (LP, Album, Stereo)RCA VictorLSP 4807France1972
New Submission
Transformer (LP, Album)RCA VictorLSP 4807New Zealand1972
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Transformer (LP, Album, Dynaflex)RCA VictorLSP-4807Canada1972



  • bribri100's avatar
    I just got a super clean copy of this pressing. Sounds wonderful! I have the new Speakers Corner version unopened, tempted now to do some comparisons.
    • lurid_uk's avatar
      Edited 8 months ago
      63 people have this? I wonder how many were pressed.
      • Svanscarfo's avatar
        Good mixing and sound, no noise. a nice pressing overall.
        • BigHam4Discs2's avatar
          Edited 5 years ago
          Review, 1972 US Hollywood Pressing LSP 4807 Matrix / Runout (Run-out side A, variant 1): BPRS - - 7038 - 7S Matrix / Runout (Run-out side B, variant 1): BPRS - - 7039 - 7S ... Highly recommended! ... The 2012 US pressing, 88691958041, sounds great. But the 1972 Hollywood? So much more top end, so much air, so organic and warm, it's absolutely beautiful!
          • tdellamaria's avatar
            I got a copy of this in the shrink, With the Matrix / Runout (Run-out side A): BPRS-7038 5S runout. It has the wrong label on side 1. It is for Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass. Songs are correct to the title, but wrong label. It is worth more or less?
            • mikkris's avatar
              Got an UK pressing LSP 4807, BPRS 7038 with black RCA labels. Can't find it anywhere.
              • cubf33t's avatar
                I have this Lou Reed-Transformer LP album LSP-4807(BPRS 7038). I believe my copy is a UK pressing but not positive. Unlike every picture I've flipped through(even some being from other countries out of desperation) I fail to find a center label identical to mine due to a somewhat minor difference from all others. It's an RCA Victor release but at the top, it reads only "Side 1" or "Side 2" without "Stereo" printed next to it. Anyone else have a copy similar to mine?
                • Correctopopsvinyl's avatar
                  I've recently picked up a copy with the barcode 88985349031.
                  Anyone know anything about this issue?
                  • Misannthorpe's avatar
                    Highly overrated album; would've made a great 4 track e.p. or a good mini album.
                    • raider_records's avatar
                      Nothing short of a masterpiece,WAY ahead of its time


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