On November 8, 1972.

Lou Reed Transformer

On November 8, 1972, “RCA” label released “Transformer”, the second Lou Reed studio album. It was recorded in August 1972, at the “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by Mick Ronson and David Bowie.


  • Lou Reed – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Mick Ronson – lead guitar, piano, recorder, string arrangements
  • David Bowie – keyboards, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Herbie Flowers – bass guitar, double-bass, tuba
  • Klaus Voormann– bass
  • Barry DeSouza – drums
  • Ritchie Dharma – drums
  • John Halsey– drums
  • Ronnie Ross– baritone saxophone
  • Trevor Bolder – trumpet
  • The Thunder Thighs– backing vocals

Track listing

All tracks by Lou Reed except where noted .

  1. Vicious
  2. Andy’s Chest
  3. Perfect Day
  4. Hangin’ Round
  5. Walk on the Wild Side
  6. Make Up
  7. Satellite of Love
  8. Wagon Wheel – Lou Reed, David Bowie
  9. New York Telephone Conversation
  10. I’m So Free
  11. Goodnight Ladies

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