David Bowie / Young Americans 40th anniversary 7-inch picture disc


The David Bowie 40th anniversary seven-inch vinyl picture disc series continues, and next month sees the Young Americans single re-released.

The title track from his ninth studio album, Young Americans reached number 28 on the Billboard Hot 100 (in its single edit guise) in early 1975, with the longer album version penetrating the UK top 20.

Both sides of this reissue are new to vinyl. The A-side features the 2007 Tony Visconti single mix of Young Americans while the AA-side contains It’s Gonna Be Me (with strings) which was first issued on the 2007 CD/DVD of the Young Americans album.

bowie_young2It seems to be the ‘law’ of picture discs that one side has a great image while the other is rather ‘meh’. That is the case here with Tom Kelley’s superb grayscale image (from the same session that produced the Changesonebowie cover) on the front and a rather average colour shot on the AA side. 

This picture disc will be issued (almost) 40 years to the day on 23 February 2015. It’s not up on the UK Amazon site yet, but the price on the French site is quite attractive!

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