PB-10320 Fame
Produced by David Bowie and Harry Maslin
(track 2 by Tony Visconti and Harry Maslin)
Released on June 1975
UK CHART POSITION #17 . . .
US CHART POSITION #1 (charted June 28, 1975, 21 wks)
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PB-10320 wo. picture sleeve  

T ightened up to three-and-a-half minutes, “Fame” was even sexier as a single. The flip side, “Right,” is identical to the elpee version from Young Americans and is more representative of Bowie’s contentious soul experiment. Incidentally, I have no idea what “Right” is about; I could take a guess, but I’d hate to be wrong. “Fame” later appeared alongside “Golden Years” as a Gold Standard Series single, a pair of hot, taut tarts with the potential to melt most pieces of plastic.

TRACK LISTING

  1. FAME    (David Bowie/John Lennon/Carlos Alomar)    3:30
  2. RIGHT    (David Bowie)    4:13

    Gold Standard Series reissue
  3. FAME
  4. GOLDEN YEARS

CREDITS

DAVID BOWIE -- arrangements, mixing (1)
Harry Maslin -- mixing (1,2)
Tony Visconti -- mixing (2)

REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
US/CAN June 1975 RCA Victor 7" PB-10320  
UK 1975 RCA 7" 2579  
GER 1975 RCA 7" PB-10320 picture sleeve
US 1977 RCA Gold Standard Series 7" GB-10938 see track listing
UK 1983 RCA 7" BOW 507 Lifetime Series, picture sleeve

 

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