- Limited Edition Gold Color Vinyl Pressing
- 45th Anniversary – Brick & Mortar Exclusive, not available to major outlets. Presented in textured, matte sleeve.
- Originally released in March 1975, Young Americans was David Bowie’s ninth studio album. To celebrate its 45th anniversary, Parlophone is proud to announce a special limited edition “brick and mortar” exclusive gold vinyl edition of the album. Young Americans was a huge departure for Bowie, creating a sound during sessions in Philadelphia and New York that he described as“Plastic Soul.”The album’s two hit singles, the title track and the John Lennon co-write“Fame,”are viewed as amongst Bowie’s very best with the latter giving him his first US #1.
Limited vinyl LP pressing. Digitally remastered edition. Young Americans is the ninth studio album by rock icon David Bowie, released on 7 March 1975 by RCA Records. The album marked a departure from the glam rock style of Bowie’s previous albums, instead showcasing his mid-1970s interest in African-American soul and R&B music. Initial recording sessions for Young Americans took place in Philadelphia with producer Tony Visconti and a variety of musicians, including guitarist Carlos Alomar, to become one of Bowie’s most frequent collaborators, and singer Luther Vandross. Bowie drew influence from the sound of “local dance halls”, which were blaring with “lush strings, sliding hi-hat whispers, and swanky R&B rhythms of Philadelphia Soul.” Later sessions took place in New York, and included contributions from John Lennon. Bowie would call the album’s sound “plastic soul”, describing it as “the squashed remains of ethnic music as it survives in the age of muzak rock, written and sung by a white limey”.
|B1||Somebody Up There Likes Me||6:30|
|B2||Across The Universe||4:30|
|B3||Can You Hear Me||5:04|