Offered for sale is an original U.S. promotional copy of Trans by Neil Young, pressed on high quality Quiex II vinyl.
About this copy: This copy of Trans is a 1982 U.S. pressing on the Geffen label.
The cover is VG++ with slight edge and corner wear. The custom inner sleeve is VG+ with small splits on two sides.
The promo-only Quiex II vinyl disc is M- and looks unplayed. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a scarce Neil Young LP.
Background: Released in 1982, Trans was the fourteenth studio album by Neil Young.
The album reached #19 on the U.S. album chart and #29 on the UK chart.
When it was released, Trans was Neil Young’s most baffling album. He had employed a vocoder to synthesize his voice on five of the album’s nine tracks, resulting in disembodied singing, the lyrics nearly impossible to decipher without the lyric sheet. And even when you read the words, “Computer Age,” “We R in Control,” “Transformer Man,” “Computer Cowboy,” and “Sample and Hold” seemed like a vague mishmash of high-tech jargon. Later, Young would reveal that some of the songs expressed a theme of attempted communication with his disabled son, and in that context, lines like “I stand by you” and “So many things still left to do/But we haven’t made it yet” seemed clearer. But the vocoder, which robbed Young’s voice of its dynamics and phrasing, still kept the songs from being as moving as they were intended to be.
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|Year of Release:||1982|