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Young Americans (2016 Remaster)

David Bowie

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David Bowie had dropped hints during the Diamond Dogs tour that he was moving toward R&B, but the full-blown blue-eyed soul of Young Americans came as a shock. Surrounding himself with first-rate sessionmen, Bowie comes up with a set of songs that approximate the sound of Philly soul and disco, yet remain detached from their inspirations; even at his most passionate, Bowie sounds like a commentator, as if the entire album was a genre exercise. Nevertheless, the distance doesn't hurt the album -- it gives the record its own distinctive flavor, and its plastic, robotic soul helped inform generations of synthetic British soul. What does hurt the record is a lack of strong songwriting. "Young Americans" is a masterpiece, and "Fame" has a beat funky enough that James Brown ripped it off, but only a handful of cuts ("Win," "Fascination," "Somebody Up There Likes Me") comes close to matching their quality. As a result, Young Americans is more enjoyable as a stylistic adventure than as a substantive record.
© Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

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Young Americans (2016 Remaster)
00:05:13

Andy Newmark, Drums - Carlos Alomar, Guitar - Willie Weeks, Bass Guitar - David Sanborn, Saxophone - Ray Staff, Remastering Engineer - David Bowie, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Mike Garson, Keyboards - Tony Visconti, Producer, Mixer, Remastering Engineer - Mike Hutchinson, Tape Operator Engineer - Carl Parulow, Engineer

© 2016 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co. LLC. ℗ 1975, 2016 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co., LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

2
Win (2016 Remaster)
00:04:47

Ralph MacDonald, Percussion - Andy Newmark, Drums - Carlos Alomar, Guitar - Michael Garson, Keyboards - Luther Vandross, Backing Vocals - Willie Weeks, Bass Guitar - David Sanborn, Saxophone - Ray Staff, Remastering Engineer - David Bowie, Guitar, Keyboards, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Harry Maslin, Producer, Mixer, Engineer - Tony Visconti, Producer, Mixer, Remastering Engineer - Robin Clark, Backing Vocals - Kevin Herron, Tape Operator Engineer - Diane Sumler, Backing Vocals - Larry Washington, Percussion - Warren Peace, Backing Vocals - Anthony Hinton, Backing Vocals - Ava Cherry, Backing Vocals - Mike Hutchinson, Tape Operator Engineer - Carl Parulow, Engineer - Kevin Thoener, Tape Operator Engineer

© 2016 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co. LLC. ℗ 1975, 2016 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co., LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

3
Fascination (2016 Remaster)
00:05:48

Ralph MacDonald, Percussion - Andy Newmark, Drums - Carlos Alomar, Guitar - Michael Garson, Keyboards - Luther Vandross, Backing Vocals, Writer - Willie Weeks, Bass Guitar - David Sanborn, Saxophone - Ray Staff, Remastering Engineer - David Bowie, Guitar, Keyboards, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Harry Maslin, Producer, Mixer, Engineer - Tony Visconti, Producer, Mixer, Remastering Engineer - Robin Clark, Backing Vocals - Kevin Herron, Tape Operator Engineer - Diane Sumler, Backing Vocals - Larry Washington, Percussion - Warren Peace, Backing Vocals - Anthony Hinton, Backing Vocals - Ava Cherry, Backing Vocals - Mike Hutchinson, Tape Operator Engineer - Carl Parulow, Engineer - Kevin Thoener, Tape Operator Engineer

© 2016 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co. LLC. ℗ 1975, 2016 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co., LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

4
Right (2016 Remaster)
00:04:22

Ralph MacDonald, Percussion - Andy Newmark, Drums - Carlos Alomar, Guitar - Michael Garson, Keyboards - Luther Vandross, Backing Vocals - Willie Weeks, Bass Guitar - David Sanborn, Saxophone - Ray Staff, Remastering Engineer - David Bowie, Guitar, Keyboards, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Harry Maslin, Producer, Mixer, Engineer - Tony Visconti, Producer, Mixer, Remastering Engineer - Robin Clark, Backing Vocals - Kevin Herron, Tape Operator Engineer - Diane Sumler, Backing Vocals - Larry Washington, Percussion - Warren Peace, Backing Vocals - Anthony Hinton, Backing Vocals - Ava Cherry, Backing Vocals - Mike Hutchinson, Tape Operator Engineer - Carl Parulow, Engineer - Kevin Thoener, Tape Operator Engineer

© 2016 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co. LLC. ℗ 1975, 2016 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co., LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

5
Somebody up There Likes Me (2016 Remaster)
00:06:36

Ralph MacDonald, Percussion - Andy Newmark, Drums - Carlos Alomar, Guitar - Michael Garson, Keyboards - Luther Vandross, Backing Vocals - Willie Weeks, Bass Guitar - David Sanborn, Saxophone - Ray Staff, Remastering Engineer - David Bowie, Guitar, Keyboards, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Harry Maslin, Producer, Mixer, Engineer - Tony Visconti, Producer, Mixer, Remastering Engineer - Robin Clark, Backing Vocals - Kevin Herron, Tape Operator Engineer - Diane Sumler, Backing Vocals - Larry Washington, Percussion - Warren Peace, Backing Vocals - Anthony Hinton, Backing Vocals - Ava Cherry, Backing Vocals - Mike Hutchinson, Tape Operator Engineer - Carl Parulow, Engineer - Kevin Thoener, Tape Operator Engineer

© 2016 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co. LLC. ℗ 1975, 2016 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co., LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

6
Across the Universe (2016 Remaster)
00:04:33

Earl Slick, Guitar - Dennis Davis, Drums - Michael Garson, Keyboards - Luther Vandross, Backing Vocals - John Lennon, Guitar, Writer - Paul Mccartney, Writer - Eddie Kramer, Engineer - David Sanborn, Saxophone - Ray Staff, Remastering Engineer - David Bowie, Producer, Mixer, Guitar, Keyboards, Backing Vocals, MainArtist - Harry Maslin, Producer, Mixer, Engineer - Tony Visconti, Remastering Engineer - Robin Clark, Backing Vocals - Kevin Herron, Tape Operator Engineer - Diane Sumler, Backing Vocals - Warren Peace, Backing Vocals - Pablo Rosario, Percussion - Anthony Hinton, Backing Vocals - Ava Cherry, Backing Vocals - David Whitman, Tape Operator Engineer - Emir Kassan, Bass Guitar - Kevin Thoener, Tape Operator Engineer

© 2016 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co. LLC. ℗ 1975, 2016 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co., LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

7
Can You Hear Me (2016 Remaster)
00:05:08

Ralph MacDonald, Percussion - Andy Newmark, Drums - Carlos Alomar, Guitar - Michael Garson, Keyboards - Luther Vandross, Backing Vocals - Willie Weeks, Bass Guitar - David Sanborn, Saxophone - Ray Staff, Remastering Engineer - David Bowie, Producer, Mixer, Guitar, Keyboards, Backing Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Harry Maslin, Producer, Mixer, Engineer - Tony Visconti, Remastering Engineer - Robin Clark, Backing Vocals - Kevin Herron, Tape Operator Engineer - Diane Sumler, Backing Vocals - Larry Washington, Percussion - Warren Peace, Backing Vocals - Anthony Hinton, Backing Vocals - Ava Cherry, Backing Vocals - Mike Hutchinson, Tape Operator Engineer - Carl Parulow, Engineer - Kevin Thoener, Tape Operator Engineer

© 2016 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co. LLC. ℗ 1975, 2016 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co., LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

8
Fame (2016 Remaster)
00:04:24

Earl Slick, Guitar - Carlos Alomar, Writer - Dennis Davis, Drums - Michael Garson, Keyboards - Luther Vandross, Backing Vocals - John Lennon, Guitar, Backing Vocals, Writer - Jean Fineberg, Backing Vocals - Eddie Kramer, Engineer - David Sanborn, Saxophone - Ray Staff, Remastering Engineer - David Bowie, Producer, Mixer, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Backing Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Harry Maslin, Producer, Mixer, Engineer - Tony Visconti, Remastering Engineer - Robin Clark, Backing Vocals - Kevin Herron, Tape Operator Engineer - Diane Sumler, Backing Vocals - Jean Millington, Backing Vocals - Warren Peace, Backing Vocals - Pablo Rosario, Percussion - Anthony Hinton, Backing Vocals - Ava Cherry, Backing Vocals - David Whitman, Tape Operator Engineer - Emir Kassan, Bass Guitar - Kevin Thoener, Tape Operator Engineer

© 2016 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co. LLC. ℗ 1975, 2016 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co., LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

Album Description

David Bowie had dropped hints during the Diamond Dogs tour that he was moving toward R&B, but the full-blown blue-eyed soul of Young Americans came as a shock. Surrounding himself with first-rate sessionmen, Bowie comes up with a set of songs that approximate the sound of Philly soul and disco, yet remain detached from their inspirations; even at his most passionate, Bowie sounds like a commentator, as if the entire album was a genre exercise. Nevertheless, the distance doesn't hurt the album -- it gives the record its own distinctive flavor, and its plastic, robotic soul helped inform generations of synthetic British soul. What does hurt the record is a lack of strong songwriting. "Young Americans" is a masterpiece, and "Fame" has a beat funky enough that James Brown ripped it off, but only a handful of cuts ("Win," "Fascination," "Somebody Up There Likes Me") comes close to matching their quality. As a result, Young Americans is more enjoyable as a stylistic adventure than as a substantive record.
© Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

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