Lou Reed: 'When I saw the book, I was just overwhelmed by how beautiful it is. It brought back all that energy and all that virility, captured over that period of time. The book is like an energy bomb. And itís beautiful.'
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 enclosed.
Mick Rock: 'It's exquisite. I've done three books with Genesis and they've all been beautiful, but as a piece of art, this might be the finest.'
Lou and Mick's Transformer image is recreated on the cover of this craft-bound book, with a variety of foil detailing. Printed on heavyweight Italian art and trace papers, the book is finished with gilt page edging.
The large format edition (290mm x 390mm / 11.5" x 15.5") is presented in a slipcase, with Mick's annotated contact strips inset.
In addition to the original edition offering, the book now comes with a new booklet presenting 25 previously unseen photographs and a 2000-word essay by Mick Rock.