Why David Bowie was disappointed with the album cover of ‘Young Americans’
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David Bowie’s ‘Young Americans’ to get 45th anniversary vinyl reissue

One of David Bowie’s most iconic albums, 1975’s Young Americans is set for a special 45th-anniversary vinyl reissue this year. The new record will land on September 18th.

The special edition will come with a “brick and mortar” gold-coloured vinyl and will certainly have collectors rushing to their nearest record shop for the drop.

Bowie famously described the album as “plastic soul” and it has become a decisive album among Bowie fans. Recorded in Philadelphia, it saw Bowie explore his fascination with Americana.

The standout song of the album is of course, ‘Fame’, the track he and John Lennon wrote as a middle finger to the titular paradigm but the rest of the album is equally imbued with the energy of the country’s vast street culture of the time.

The new Young Americans reissue fits alongside a series of archival records to be given new life after Bowie’s 2016 death. This announcement follows the upcoming album Something in the Air (Live Paris 1999) which will arrive this Friday.

The new editions of classic albums can sometimes feel a bit cheap but there’s something about Bowie’s reissues that somehow feel authentic. Listen to ‘Fame’ below.

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