David Bowie releases ‘Young Americans’ featuring ‘Fame’ (1975)

David Bowie’s ‘Young Americans’ feat. ‘Fame’ is his ninth studio album co-produced with Tony Visconti & Harry Maslin and released on March 7, 1975 by RCA Records.

Track Listing : 1.Young Americans (David Bowie) – 05:11 . 2.Win (David Bowie) – 04:44 . 3.Fascination (Bowie Luther Vandross) – 05:45 . 4.Right (David Bowie) – 04:15 . 5.Somebody Up There Likes Me (David Bowie) – 06:30 . 6.Across The Universe (John Lennon Paul Mccartney) – 04:29 . 7.Can You Hear Me (David Bowie) – 05:03 . 8.Fame (Bowie Carlos Alomar Lennon) – 04:16

Musicians : David Bowie – Vocals,Guitar,Keyboards . Carlos Alomar – Guitar . Mike Garson – Piano . David Sanborn – Saxophone . Willie Weeks – Bass Guitar Except On (6 – 8) . Andy Newmark – Drums Except On (6 – 8) . Larry Washington – Conga . Pablo Rosario – Percussion On (6 – 8) . John Lennon – Vocals,Guitar,Backing Vocals On (6 – 8) . Earl Slick – Guitar On (6 – 8) . Emir Ksasan – Bass Guitar On (6 – 8) . Dennis Davis – Drums On (6 – 8) . Ralph Macdonald – Percussion On (6 – 8) . Jean Fineberg – Backing Vocals On (6 – 8) . Jean Millington – Backing Vocals On (6 – 8) . Ava Cherry – Backing Vocals . Robin Clark – Backing Vocals . Luther Vandross – Backing Vocals

Production : Produced By Tony Visconti, Harry Maslin, David Bowie . Harry Maslin – Engineer, Mixing . Carl Parulow – Engineer . Tony Visconti – Mastering, Mixing . Eddie Kramer – Engineer

Arrangements : Luther Vandross

Recorded August 1974 November 1974 – January 1975.

Released On March 7, 1975 By Rca.

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The Guardian
Elsewhere, Fame (co-written with John Lennon) ponders stardom’s ups and downs, while funk beats and Luther Vandross cries help breathlessly document the times as New York shifted from Watergate-era politics into disco partying. […]

PopMatters
Some decry Young Americans for its unapologetic gloss and conformist methodology, but its multi-faceted charms of groove, practicality, and performance argue for a more favorable assessment. (It is commonly understood, however, that the less time we’re subjected to Bowie’s saxophone—a sort of aesthetic centerpiece to this album’s identity—the better.) […]

Pitchfork
In the context of Bowie’s flabbergasting ’70s, Young Americans is distinctly a transitional record. It doesn’t have the mad theatrical scope of Diamond Dogs or the formal audacity of Station to Station; at times, it comes off as an artist trying very hard to demonstrate how unpredictable he is. […]

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