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Initial recording sessions took place in Philadelphia with producer Tony Visconti and a variety of musicians, including guitarist Carlos Alomarwho would become one of Bowie's most frequent collaborators, and singer Luther Vandross. Bowie was among the first English pop musicians of the era to overtly engage with black musical styles. The album was very successful in the US; reaching the Top 10 in the Billboard charts, with the song " Fame " hitting the number-one the same year the album was released.
It was agreed early on to record as much of the album as possible live, Across The Universe - David Bowie - Young Americans / Station To Station the full band playing together, including Bowie's vocals, as a single continuous take for each song.
To create a more authentically soulful sound, Bowie brought in musicians from the funk and soul community, including an early-career Luther Vandross and Andy Newmarkdrummer of Sly and the Family Stone. It was also Bowie's first time working with Carlos Alomarleading to a working relationship spanning more than 30 years. Alomar, who had not heard of Bowie before being called in to help with the album, recalled that Bowie was "the whitest man I've ever seen — translucent white" when they met.
David always does the music first. He'll listen for a while then if he gets a little idea the session stops and he writes something down and we continue. But later on, when the music is established, he'll go home and the next day the lyrics are written. I'd finish the sessions and be sent Pelan Pelipuan Utama.
- Various - 6 Way For Destroy The Music and I never heard words and overdubs until the record was released. The song " Young Americans ", which Bowie said was about "the predicament of two newlyweds", took two days to record. The sessions at Sigma Sound lasted through November Bowie built up a rapport with these fans, whom he came to refer to as the "Sigma Kids".
On the final day of tracking, the Sigma Kids were invited into the studio to listen to rough versions of the new songs. Visconti then returned to London to begin mixing the album, while Bowie remained in New York. Unbeknownst to Visconti, Bowie took the opportunity to record with John Lennon in Januarywith engineer Harry Maslin as co-producer. The guitar riff for "Fame", created by Alomar, was based on an arrangement of his for the song "Foot Stompin'" by the doo-wop band the Flairs.
For the album cover artworkBowie initially wanted to commission Norman Rockwell to create a painting, but retracted the offer when he heard that Rockwell would need at least six months to do the job. Bowie's apparent inspiration for the cover photograph came from a copy of After Dark magazine which featured another of Jacobs' photographs of Bowie's then choreographer Toni Basil. In a contemporary review for the Village VoiceRobert Christgau described the record "an almost total failure" and said "although the amalgam of rock and Philly soul is so thin it's interesting, it overwhelms David's voice, which is even thinner.
In a retrospective review, AllMusic senior critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote that Young Americans is "more enjoyable as a stylistic adventure than as a substantive record.
InNME ranked the album at No. A rerelease by EMI featured bit digitally remastered sound and no extra tracks. The reissue replaced the original versions of "Win", Stop My Shine - Windy City Kings - Streets Pay Me and "Right" with alternate mixes, but later reissues restored the original mixes.
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