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YOUNG AMERICANS

A funky detour to the heart of Philly saw Bowie reinventing his look and his sound to produce a mesmeric album of style and substance. Mark Lindores feels the soul
From glam rocker to soul boy, Bowie underwent a major mid-career transformation

By the mid 70s, Bowie was revelling in his chameleon-like ability to shed the skin of one character and morph into something completely different. As well as keeping his fans guessing which guise he’d adopt next, it salved Bowie’s own attention disorder, a condition which seemingly meant he was seemingly condemned to absorb influences and his surroundings and radically shapeshift himself to suit. His transition from stomping glam-rocker to suave soul boy for Young Americans was his most radical to date.

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About Long Live Vinyl

The David Bowie Vinyl Buyer's Bible is the complete guide to building the ultimate Bowie collection on vinyl. Brought to you by the team behind Long Live Vinyl magazine, this 132-page collector's special features in-depth articles on each of Bowie's 27 studio albums - from his self-titled debut via Ziggy and the Berlin Trilogy to Blackstar. The Buyer's Bible also packs in expert guides to collecting the key albums, written by seasoned record-dealing pros and Bowie fanatics, which will help you spot valuable rarities and priceless curiosities in the minefield that is the second-hand Bowie vinyl market. If that's not enough, you'll find an exhaustive Essential feature, which ranks every one of the great man's albums and our Choice Cuts pieces, in which our collecting experts dig out the rare hidden gems that you need to own. Whether you're a Bowie completist looking to value your precious collection or new to vinyl and seeking advice on how to kick off your Bowie collecting career, everything you need is inside the pages of the David Bowie Vinyl Buyer's Bible.