COMING SOON: Transformer By Lou Reed and Mick Rock

Transformer Lou Reed Mick Rock

40 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 ever produced. Now, for the first time since Lou passed, his limited edition is available again.
 
Mick Rock: 'I'm happy our relationship weathered the slings and arrows and outrageous antics of 40 years, enabling us to come together to produce such a beautiful tome.'
 
Lou Reed: 'When I saw the book, I was just overwhelmed. It brought back all that energy and all that virility. The book is like an energy bomb. And it’s beautiful.'
 

Signed by: Mick Rock and authenticated with a Lou Reed estate stamp.
Paper: Matt art paper and tracing paper leaves
Binding: Lou and Mick's Transformer image is recreated by hand on the cover of this craft-bound book in black, white and gold foil detailing.
Box: The large format edition (290mm x 390mm / 11.5" x 15.5") is presented in a slipcase, with Mick's annotated contact strips inset.
Extras: Additionally, a limited edition 7" vinyl, a picture disc featuring the tracks 'Walk on the Wild Side' and 'Coney Island Baby' is enclosed. A new booklet presents previously unseen photographs and a 2000-word essay by Mick Rock.

To pre-order, email sales@hedleysbooks.co.nz or ring 06 378 2875. 

Transformer Lou Reed Mick Rock
Transformer Lou Reed
Price: 
$650.00