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Trans [Import]

Neil Young Audio CD
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1. Little Thing Called Love
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4. Transformer Man
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6. Hold On To Your Love
7. Sample And Hold
8. Mr. Soul
9. Like An Inca

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Unavailable on CD in the U.S.! Originally released in 1982, Trans was a bold and bewildering move into the 'modern age' for the veteran singer/songwriter. While it's been called his 'Electronic' album, Trans doesn't transport Neil into Depeche Mode territory. Instead, Trans finds Neil experimenting with an array of computers, keyboards and vocoders along with his standard guitar/bass/drums backbone. Nine tracks, including 'Little Thing Called Love', 'Computer Age', 'Transformer Man' and a drastically different version of his Buffalo Springfield classic 'Mr. Soul'. Universal.

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5.0 out of 5 stars If you like this record then try.... May 25 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
As a kid who grew up with the records "Harvest" and "Comes a Time" this record was a bit of a shock for me when I first heard it played on a college radio station.
I have to admit once I bought the record I ended up playing it over and over for months and it always seemed to end too soon.
If you liked Neil Young's "Trans" then try "Time" by ELO, then maybe give Triumph's "Thunder Seven" a listen. And for those listeners who gravitate towards a more 'urban' style of music you can try "The New Zapp IV U" by Zapp.
Oooh! the '80s....so bad yet so good.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Like Greendale, Trans was ahead of its time..... March 15 2004
Format:Audio CD
Neil Young is the undeniable master of innovation. 2003's Greendale is a prime example of Neil's willingness to take chances and approach new projects with a sense of unconventional wisdom. Trans is a prime example of Neil's ability to shock even his most adoring fans. Imagine it's 1982, and you've just picked up an LP of Trans at the local shop, enjoy the very typical first track "Little Thing Called Love". Next thing you know, Neil has strapped on the voice coder and has embarked on a futuristic tirade called "Computer Age." Songs like "Transformer Man" and "Sample and Hold" are hauntingly beautiful and far beyond their years. In short, the album grows on you. Finally, Trans concludes with the incredible "Like an Inca" which follows in the footsteps of Dangerbird and Cortez, reflecting Neil's obsession with Latin American/Native American themes of spirituality and perseverance.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great experiment...Seriously. Oct. 16 2003
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Format:Audio CD
There are two Neil Youngs on this album. About half of it is softer country rock type songs and the other half is experimental techno songs where he uses a vocodor to change his voice. It's the traditional songs that are weak on this CD. The synthesized songs like "Computer Age" and "Sample and Hold" are really great. I think he did more with those than Kraftwerk ever did because they are just great songs lyrically. Technology never sounded so heartfelt as on "Computer Age." IT's too bad he didn't do the whole album like those and ditch the limp sounding songs like "Little Thing Called Love." This is Neil at his experimental best and showed he wasn't afraid to try something radically different. The synthesizer stuff also holds up pretty well in my opinion. If you only like acoustic or even harder Young stuff you probably won't like this one but I think it's one of his most creative.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Song, MTV Treatment Could Have Been Better April 10 2003
Format:Audio CD
"Sample and Hold" was released just as music videos kicked into high gear -- novel, creative, interesting (though tailored for microscopic attention spans) and still relatively non-obscene. Given the song's lyrical content, they could have fashioned a superlative video for "Sample and Hold" -- but it turned out to be nothing but the plain old stage performance. And I'm certain if Neil ever reads this, his response to me would be: Try to imagine how little I care what you think.
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2.0 out of 5 stars What was he thinking? March 6 2003
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Format:Audio CD
The computer voice is interesting for a song or two, but is excruciatingly annoying on an entire album. Landing on Water is a much better example of Neil's 80s synth phase. It's not ovedone like Trans. Landing on Water's songs are better, AND you can actually hear Neil's great voice!
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Godfather of Electronica Feb. 13 2003
Format:Audio CD
Departing from the straightforward hard rock sound of albums like "Rust Never Sleeps" and "Zuma", this is the album on which Neil Young invented the synthesizer-based style of music which would come to be known as "techno" or "electronica". Drawing inspiration from his interest in model train technology, Neil crafted an album almost entirely comprised of synthesizers, drum machines and electronic sounds. Although he comes off sounding like C3PO on songs like "Transformer Man" and "Sample and Hold", it all works, and marvelously so. Bands like Nine Inch Nails, 808 State, The Orb, Erasure, Nitzer Ebb, and the Pet Shop Boys would owe a substantial debt to Mr. Young and his futuristic soundscapes.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A must for '80s synth junkies July 22 2002
Format:Audio CD
I really like this album. I was a synth/electronica junkie in the '80s, and this album was unlike anything I'd ever heard: techno with a ton of soul; thick synths but with real, big-sounding drums and good crunchy guitar work. The first and last tracks sound more like typical Neil Young. On most of the rest, almost all the vocals are done through vocoders, and it's the vocoder that gives this album its techno feel. Best tracks, in my opinion: the heavy-handed and lyrically clever "Computer Cowboy" with its crunchy, hard-hitting guitar riffs (100% vocoder vocals); the bizzarre remake of "Mr. Soul", with its flanged lead vocal with vocoder harmonization and wild guitar solo; and the lighthearted but uptempo and lyrically entertaining "We R In Control" (100% vocoder vocals). I give 4 stars instead of 5 because Sample and Hold is not the original, but a remix with most of the soul stripped out. I agree with one of the other reviewers here; why do they do that? The slow, completely non-electronic, non-techno "Hold On To Your Love" (0% vocoder vocals) is a strange and seemingly out of place addition to this album.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Neil, Transformed
Okay, "Trans" isn't your "typical" Neil Young record. Then again, given his amazing diversity it is hard to say exactly what IS typical for Neil. Read more
Published on June 25 2002 by Brian D. Rubendall
5.0 out of 5 stars If you liked the record "Trans" then try ELOs...
I'm not sure what to say to 'traditional' Neil Young fans - but - this record is a classic. Keep the smoke but throw away the love beads: you are in for a ride. Read more
Published on March 31 2002
4.0 out of 5 stars Sounds just as good today as the day it was released !
Do yourself a favor, get this recording as soon as you can and you will not be dissapointed. I think the best tracks are: 'Computer Age', 'Sample and Hold' and 'We are in Control'. Read more
Published on March 10 2002 by Danny
5.0 out of 5 stars Like An Inca
'Like An Inca'* is a marvelous, classic Neil Young 'rolling' tune! A 'sleeper' waiting to be re-discovered in America on esoteric/college radio!! Read more
Published on March 7 2002 by LSDexitOzAmericaDotOrg
4.0 out of 5 stars Like An Inca
'Like An Inca'* is a marvelous, classic Neil Young 'rolling' tune! A 'sleeper' waiting to be re-discovered in America on esoteric/college radio!! Read more
Published on March 7 2002 by LSDexitOzAmericaDotOrg
5.0 out of 5 stars Neil tries on something new-and it works!
One of the things you've got to admire about Neil Young is that the man does not stand still. Basically a metal-rocker at heart, if his concerts are to be relied on--he... Read more
Published on March 2 2002 by David J. Gannon
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