45 years ago, Transformer launched Lou Reed from the underground way up to Mars, with a little help from Starman Bowie. Mick Rock was there to capture Reed's flight on film, beginning with the iconic album cover and continuing through the wild side of the Seventies.
In 2013, Lou Reed, rock icon, artist and poet, collaborated with legendary photographer Mick Rock in one of the most visually exciting books Genesis has ever produced.
Images from throughout the Seventies chronicle Lou's transformations from the unique perspective of a close friend. Transformer presents Lou's choice of photographs, from the famous to the never-before-seen.
In Transformer, Lou Reed tells the truth behind the sartorial gestures, innovative stage set-ups, subversive acts and legendary albums that made him one of the most intriguing artists in modern music.
Published in a limited edition of 2,000 books, each copy of Transformer is signed by Mick Rock and authenticated with a Lou Reed Estate Stamp. Additionally, a limited edition 7" vinyl picture disc featuring the tracks 'Walk on the Wild Side' and 'Coney Island Baby' is included.
Lou Reed and Mick Rock share the memories evoked by these photographs in an original and unreserved dialogue that uncovers Lou's captivating career.
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Since 1974 Genesis has created signed limited edition books on behalf of authors and artists ranging from the Beatles to Buckingham Palace.
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