Young Americans

Label
EMI UK
Release date
21 Aug 2006
Running length
8 tracks
Running time
40:31

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Young Americans (1999 Digital Remaster) 5:14 1,141
2 Win (1999 Digital Remaster) 4:46 224
3 Fascination (1999 Digital Remaster) 5:47 895
4 Right (1999 Digital Remaster) 4:19 166
5 Somebody Up There Likes Me (1999 Digital Remaster) 6:33 770
6 Across The Universe (1999 Digital Remaster) 4:32 176
7 Can You Hear Me (1999 Digital Remaster) 5:05 144
8 Fame (1999 Digital Remaster) 4:15 4,198

About this album

“Young Americans” is an album by English singer-songwriter David Bowie, released in 1975.

With this LP, Bowie made a sudden and jolting step in a new direction, shedding his past and exploring Philadelphia with backing from a very young Luther Vandross. “Young Americans” contained his first number one hit in the US, “Fame”, co-written with John Lennon (who also contributed backing vocals), and work from one of Bowie’s favourite guitarists and band members, Carlos Alomar.

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  • mkdillon2008

    Excellent! Bowie changes his style and transformation effects are surprisingly good. I love "plastic soul" :) I might be committing heresy but I'd rather listen to this any day over Ziggy Stardust. [3]

    16 Jun 12:20pm Reply
  • gokunirvana

    Nobody can deny the fact that Bowie mastered the "plastic soul" genre here. Also, the backing vocals are some of the best ever recorded by any artist. And don't forget it was the first album with the great Carlos Alomar.

    17 Nov 2013 Reply
  • lyle_catcliffe

    \/ u fucking wot m8? This is fantastic. Syringe your ears.

    27 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Lowbacca

    not really my cup of tea. but interesting it is.

    5 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Rosko92

    Painful to listen to. Only 'Fame' is good enough for a Bowie record.

    26 Sep 2013 Reply
  • TheFatChocobo

    Great record, plain & simple!

    30 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Ola2003

    Excellent! Bowie changes his style and transformation effects are surprisingly good. I love "plastic soul" :) I might be committing heresy but I'd rather listen to this any day over Ziggy Stardust. [2]

    28 Nov 2012 Reply
  • felipemaiden

    Pure art and inspiration

    5 Oct 2012 Reply
  • DeadXManiac

    Got this on vinyl.

    12 Sep 2012 Reply
  • OTCculture

    Damn, David Bowie, you funky.

    17 Jun 2012 Reply
  • nanonile

    Have this original release on C-tape (1975)

    23 Feb 2012 Reply
  • enzo5

    This is a ridiculous album.

    28 Jan 2012 Reply
  • PabloRH

    I might be commiting heresy but I'd rather listen to this any day over Ziggy Stardust.

    9 Dec 2011 Reply
  • schnori

    I think this is my all time favorite record.

    31 Oct 2011 Reply
  • BrulesRules

    I always avoided this album but now that I have listened to it I wish I checked it out sooner.

    2 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Fishmonk

    Nowhere near as good as Bolan's Zinc Alloy

    26 Mar 2011 Reply
  • lohrasb

    My favorite Bowie album! this one is so fuckin amazing!!

    24 Mar 2011 Reply
  • sandrawrrr

    i adore this album so much!

    7 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Sashell

    I don't get how people hate this album? It's fantastic.

    6 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Shagadelicious

    His best album, to be quite honest.

    17 Jan 2011 Reply
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