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Neil Young - Trans album

Neil Young - Trans album Performer: Neil Young
Title: Trans
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop
Date of release: 1982
Country: US
Size MP3: 1730 mb
Size FLAC: 1663 mb
Rating: 4.3
Format: RA AA VOX AC3 AU MPC MP4

Trans is the twelfth studio album by Canadian musician and singer-songwriter Neil Young, released on December 29, 1982. Recorded and released during his Geffen era in the 1980s, its electronic sound baffled many fans upon its initial release-a Sennheiser vocoder VSM201 features prominently in six of the nine tracks

Trans wasn’t the album that convinced David Geffen to sue Neil Young for making uncharacteristic records-that would be its follow-ups Everybody’s Rockin’ and Old Ways, the country record that plays like a made-for-TV adaptation of Harvest. But the idea had to be floating through David Geffen’s head when he first heard this record. At once Young’s coldest sounding album and his most vulnerable, Trans makes its flaws immediately apparent as soon as you press play-from the murky production to the mixed-bag tracklist. The Island songs also help highlight a major theme of Trans: it’s an album about affection. At the start of the decade, Neil Young and his wife were enrolled in intensive therapy with their son Ben, who had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. The program’s long hours slowed Young’s hectic work schedule and opened him up to writing about fatherhood.

When it was released, Trans was Neil Young's most baffling album. 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. A few more conventional Young songs (left over from an earlier rejected album) seemed out of place.

Nom du groupe Neil Young. Nom de l'album Trans. Date de parution 29 Décembre 1982. Labels Geffen Phantom Records. Membres possèdant cet album8. Re-Issue in 1997, 1998, 2002 and 2003 by Geffen. Re-Issue in 2004 by Phantom Records. 1. Little Thing Called Love.

Neil Young has become notorious for the abrupt genre-hopping he has done, particularly throughout the '80s. That said, "Trans", which was originally released in December of 1982/ January of 1983, is a pretty bizarre album any way you look at it, and it's an album that you can't easily summarize.

This is what I wanted to do in the first place, and then the record company made me put it out without the videos, because they didn't believe in the record. Last week, Neil Young reunited with Crazy Horse at intimate Fresno and Bakersfield gigs, his first performances with the band in four years.

Tracklist

Little Thing Called Love 3:06
Computer Age 5:20
We R In Control 3:28
Transformer Man 3:22
Computer Cowboy (AKA Syscrusher) 4:08
Hold On To Your Love 3:25
Sample And Hold 5:09
Mr. Soul 3:16
Like An Inca 8:08

Versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
GHS 2018 Neil Young Trans ‎(LP, Album) Geffen Records GHS 2018 US 1982
40-25019 Neil Young Trans ‎(Cass, Album) Geffen Records 40-25019 Europe 1982
902 018-4 Neil Young Trans ‎(Cass, Album) Geffen Records 902 018-4 Germany 1982
XM5-2018 Neil Young Trans ‎(Cass, Album) Geffen Records XM5-2018 Canada 1982
GHSC 2018 Neil Young Trans ‎(Cass, Album) Geffen Records GHSC 2018 New Zealand 1982
GEF M5 2018 Neil Young Trans ‎(Cass, Album) Geffen Records GEF M5 2018 US 1982
GEF 40-25019 Neil Young Trans ‎(Cass, Album) Geffen Records GEF 40-25019 UK 1982
40-25019 Neil Young Trans ‎(Cass, Album) Geffen Records 40-25019 Netherlands 1982
XGHS 2018 Neil Young Trans ‎(LP, Album) Geffen Records XGHS 2018 Canada 1982
20.338 Neil Young Trans ‎(LP, Album) Geffen Records 20.338 Argentina 1982
GEF 25019 Neil Young Trans ‎(LP, Album) Geffen Records GEF 25019 UK 1982
GEF 25019 Neil Young Trans ‎(LP, Album) Geffen Records GEF 25019 Spain 1982
GHS 2018 Neil Young Trans ‎(LP, Album) Geffen Records GHS 2018 Australia 1982
DNW 2833 Neil Young Trans ‎(LP, Album) Geffen Records DNW 2833 South Africa 1982
25AP 2408 (GF) Neil Young Trans ‎(LP, Album) CBS/Sony 25AP 2408 (GF) South Korea 1982
25AP 2408 Neil Young Trans ‎(LP, Album) CBS/Sony 25AP 2408 Hong Kong 1982
25AP 2408, 25AP 2408 (GF) Neil Young Trans ‎(LP, Album) Geffen Records, Geffen Records 25AP 2408, 25AP 2408 (GF) Japan 1982
GHS 2018 Neil Young Trans ‎(LP, Album) Geffen Records GHS 2018 New Zealand 1982
GEF 25019 Neil Young Trans ‎(LP, Album) Geffen Records GEF 25019 Greece 1982
GEF 25019 Neil Young Trans ‎(LP, Album) Geffen Records GEF 25019 Ireland 1982
GEF 25019 Neil Young Trans ‎(LP, Album) Geffen Records GEF 25019 Portugal 1982
GEF 25019, 25019 Neil Young Trans ‎(LP, Album) Geffen Records, Geffen Records GEF 25019, 25019 Europe 1982
GHS 2018 Neil Young Trans ‎(LP, Album) Geffen Records GHS 2018 US 1982
GHS 2018 Neil Young Trans ‎(LP, Album, Club) Geffen Records GHS 2018 US 1982
GHS 2018 Neil Young Trans ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Qui) Geffen Records GHS 2018 US 1982
25AP 2408, 25AP 2408 (GF) Neil Young Trans ‎(LP, Album, Promo) Geffen Records, Geffen Records 25AP 2408, 25AP 2408 (GF) Japan 1982
GHS 2018 Neil Young Trans ‎(LP, Album, RE) Geffen Records GHS 2018 US 1982
GHS 2018 Neil Young Trans ‎(LP, Album, RE) Geffen Records GHS 2018 US 1982
none Neil Young Trans ‎(LP, Album, TP) CBS International none Netherlands 1982
none Neil Young Trans ‎(LP, TP) Geffen Records (UK) none UK 1982
GEF 25019 Neil Young Trans ‎(Cass, Album) Suzy, Geffen Records GEF 25019 Yugoslavia 1983
GEF 25019 Neil Young Trans ‎(LP, Album) Suzy, Geffen Records GEF 25019 Yugoslavia 1983
902018-1 Neil Young Trans ‎(LP, Album) Geffen Records 902018-1 Spain 1986
902 018-1 Neil Young Trans ‎(LP, Album, RE) Geffen Records 902 018-1 Germany 1990
MVCG-103 Neil Young Trans ‎(CD, Album, RE) Geffen Records MVCG-103 Japan 1993
GFLD 19357 Neil Young Trans ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Geffen Records GFLD 19357 UK 1997
Uicy-6455 Neil Young Trans ‎(CD, Album, RE) Universal Uicy-6455 Japan 2006
GED02018 Neil Young Trans ‎(CD, Album, RE) Geffen Records GED02018 Europe Unknown
GFLD 19357 Neil Young Trans ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Geffen Records GFLD 19357 UK Unknown
GED02018, 402018-2 Neil Young Trans ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Geffen Records, Geffen Records GED02018, 402018-2 Europe Unknown
GFLD 19357 Neil Young Trans ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Geffen Records GFLD 19357 UK Unknown
GFLD 19357 Neil Young Trans ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Geffen Records GFLD 19357 UK Unknown
GFLD 19357 Neil Young Trans ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Geffen Records GFLD 19357 UK Unknown
GFLD 19357 Neil Young Trans ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Geffen Records GFLD 19357 Europe Unknown
GED02018 Neil Young Trans ‎(CD, Album, RE, RP) Geffen Records GED02018 Europe Unknown
TC-GEF 40-25019 Neil Young Trans ‎(Cass, Album) Geffen Records TC-GEF 40-25019 Greece Unknown
UFO 47 46 Neil Young Trans ‎(Cass, Album) UFO UFO 47 46 Singapore Unknown
IMD 8530 Neil Young Trans ‎(Cass, Album) IMD IMD 8530 Unknown
1147 Neil Young Trans ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Peacock 1147 Thailand Unknown
902 018-1 Neil Young Trans ‎(LP, Album, RE) Geffen Records 902 018-1 Europe Unknown
20338 Neil Young Trans ‎(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) CBS 20338 Argentina Unknown
GEF 25019 Neil Young Trans ‎(LP, Album, W/Lbl) Geffen Records GEF 25019 UK Unknown


User reviews
Wizer
This is the best worst album ever made! two words
Syleazahad
fantastic album with full vocoder and great sounds;I hope in a NEW remastering !
Bad Sunny
Are you sure about the track listing and timings on side A? - pk
Mejora
This album is notable for the stand-out tracks "Little thing called love" and "Like an Inca". The rest is not so interesting for me.
Ariurin
The oddest of all of Neil Young's release. When it came out in the early 1980's I hated it and although I appreciate it a bit more now it still seems strange to hear his vocals synthesised. The guys a genius and it is worth listening to this as he strives to expand away from the folk rock he is normally associated with.
Ance
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.
Uaoteowi
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.
Dominator
extraordinary album I hope in a REAL remastered version!(all the version cds NOT are remastered for me..)
Dagdatus
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.
Unereel
printed innersleeve
Dainris
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.
Kecq
i hope in a new remastered version CD ! from original masters !!!
Beazerdred
The label in the images shows 5:09 as the running time for Sample and Hold but the listing itself says 8:04. Likewise, the label says 8:08 for Like and Inca whereas the listing says 9:45. Can we get a correction?
TheJonnyTest
The vocoder used on this CD is the Sennheiser Vocoder VSM201.
Fato
The vocoder used on this album is the Sennheiser Vocoder VSM201.
BORZOTA
If only all the old school rock legends had done a full-on vocoder LP, the world would be a much better place ; )
Talrajas
My copy of this has the same catalog number as the US press above, GHS 2018. But it contains the song Transformer Man, both on the album itself, and on the label and sleeve.
Dakora
This album is amazing. If your into kraftwerk you will love this album, if your a classic neil young Fan you Might be confused. Also the song "Sample and hold" is only available in it's original form on the U.S. vinyl release of this album and has never been released on CD. All european releases (on vinyl and CD) contain the U.S. Dance Remix which is watered down and not as good as the original. Listen to the original version to the right.
Ishnsius
This album is amazing. If your into kraftwerk you will love this album, if your a classic neil young Fan you Might be confused. Also the song "Sample and hold" is only available in it's original form on the U.S. vinyl release of this album and has never been released on CD. All european releases (on vinyl and CD) contain the U.S. Dance Remix which is watered down and not as good as the original. look for the original version on youtube. Great Album
Cashoutmaster
Strictly NOT for Kraftwerk fans! A little tasteless and commonplace solutions here.... The vocoder tracks are reminescent of the wonderful French space-disco-rock band Rockets with the same vocoding system.
Dianantrius
Some of the tracks on this release, e.g. Sample & Hold, are remarkably similar to what more contemporary artists like Trans Am are doing now. Unfortunately, I have to say the songs on here are (for the most part) pretty awful. Geffen were right to be concerned about this LP at the time.