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Holly Johnson – Americanos (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on January 19th, 2011

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1989

“Americanos” is the second single from former Frankie Goes to Hollywood singer Holly Johnson, from his 1989 debut album Blast. The song is the most widely known from Johnson. The track was recorded at Studio Guillaum Tell, Townhouse, London and Battery, London. “Americanos” was also featured on the 1989 soundtrack of the film “Cookie” starring Peter Faulk. The song was written by Holly Johnson.

“Americanos” peaked at #4 on the UK Singles Chart, #36 on the US Dance Music Club Play Singles chart, as well as topping the Australian charts peaking at the #1 spot.

SIDE A:
Americanos (Extended Version)  6:44
Edited By – Tuta Aquino
Engineer [Remix] – Daniel Abraham
Programmed By [Additional Keyboard Programming] – Eric Kupper
Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – Justin Strauss

SIDE B:
Americanos (P.W.L. Extended Version)  5:10
Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – Phil Harding & Ian Curnow

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1989 Americanos U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #36

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: UNI Records
Catalog#: UNI 8013
Format: Vinyl, 12″
Country: US
Released: 1989
Genre: Electronic
Style: House
Credits: Producer – Andy Richards , Steve Lovell
Producer [Additional Production] – Dan Hartman
Written-By – Holly Johnson

NOTES:
Original version appears on the Holly Johnson album “BLAST” UNI-603 and on the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack album, “Cookie” UNI-600.

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super 20
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 16bit 44kHz using Adobe batch processing
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi PNG format, resized to JPEG format for posting.

PW: burningtheground

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10 Responses to “Holly Johnson – Americanos (US 12″)”

  1. Stone Says:

    Great mixes, they are finally available on CD on the newly remastered album Blast.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I think that the Strauss mix is the only one on the “Remastered” CD and get this they used vinyl source on the CD and didn’t even bother to clean up the clicks it just amazes me what the record companies will do to try and make money.

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    Stone Reply:

    You’re right Paul, My mistake. The remaster contains Strauss and the liberty mix. Absolutely disgusted when they use vinyl rips for remastered tracks. The Cherry Pop label does that as well.

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    ric Reply:

    Indeed, and the nerve to call it them “remasters”! Paul’s vinyl rips reign supreme in these cases. *thumbs up*

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  2. Johan Says:

    thank you!

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  3. 386320 Says:

    I got the CD single !!

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  4. matt Says:

    thank you.

    coincidentally, i placed an order for the remastered cd TODAY before reading about the vinyl rips here. DOH. here’s hoping most of the tracks are decent.

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  5. Gilbert Says:

    One of my favorite PWL remixes and hi-nrg song of all time. I have never heard of the Justin Strauss Remix although i am a big fan of him. Once again, Paul, you did it again!!! I read a lot of complaints from the Hit Facotry Forum regarding the remastering of the album, Blast!

    I know already yours will be superior than what’s on that reissue CD. Cherry Red should make an effort on with remastering their music. It is certainly not the first time this happens. Thank you again.

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  6. Gilbert Says:

    One of my favorite PWL remix as well as Hi-Nrg music of all time. I read on the Hit Factory Forum regarding the mastering of this particular mix on the Blasts reissue CD and how dismay and disappointed many were.

    I’m sure your “re-mastering” version is way better than the one Cherry Red released because of your meticulous nature.

    I have not heard of the Justin Strauss version although, i’m a huge fan. Thank you for all this. I hope my post work this time …LOL

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    Gilbert Reply:

    oops sorry for the multiple post. I thought my previous one didn’t appear. Thank you Paul for fixing it.

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