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Holly Johnson – Americanos (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on July 1st, 2016


A. Front


Originally posted January 19, 2011

Happy Independence Day weekend USA!

“Americanos” is a song by former Frankie Goes to Hollywood singer Holly Johnson, released as the second single from his 1989 debut album Blast. The song was written by Holly Johnson and was recorded at Studio Guillaume Tell, Townhouse, London and Battery, London. The song also appeared on the soundtrack for the film “Cookie”.

“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.

Americanos (Extended Version) 6:47Edited By – Tuta Aquino
Engineer [Remix] – Daniel Abraham
Programmed By [Additional Keyboard Programming] – Eric Kupper
Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – Justin Strauss

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

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


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


Label: UNI Records ‎– UNI 8013
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1989
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

Producer – Andy Richards , Steve Lovell
Producer [Additional Production] – Dan Hartman
Written-By – Holly Johnson

Original version appears on the Holly Johnson album “BLAST”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

B. Back

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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

  1. Jeff Says:

    Happy Independence Day weekend to you too, dear Paul!! And to all of your US subscribers as well! I was so surprised to see this release today Paul! Talk about a psychic moment too. I was looking through your site and was clicking on a few artists. Well, I clicked on your Holly Johnson posts and saw this record and the fact that it wasn’t available. I even thought that it might be a nice one to play for this weekend, when, viola, here it is!! So looking forward to this track Paul. I see there are edits courtesy of the great Tuta Aquino!! I can’t wait. Thanks Paul for rolling out the “oldies” from your archives. I’m gonna blast off like a roman candle!!

    Happy 4th to you and yours!! Enjoy your long weekend!!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Great minds must think alike Jeff. I love this song and all of the remixes that were issued for it. I hope that you and Karen have a great weekend 🙂


  2. NKelly Says:

    Awesome. Can’t beat a bit of Hojo lol. Don’t worry i do know this isn’t THE Hojo but it still works with Holly Johnson coincidentally after the last two days posts!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Gotcha! Have a great weekend Neil 🙂


  3. Michael Says:

    thanks! great song, great remix!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Michael 🙂


  4. AnthonyC Says:

    Holly Johnson is great and his new album is simply awesome! This is am amazing track with such great remixes. I remember the fantastic video to this being played to death at the time!

    The second 12 inch of remixes issues in the UK are also great!

    For our American friends Love Train 12 inch was issued with loads of exclusive remixes!

    Thank you!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Anthony. Pretty sure I have the “Love Train” 12″ 🙂


  5. Jasons2 Says:

    Thank you for re-ripping this one Paul.


  6. Ray In Australia Says:

    OMG! I’ve searching for this for years! xox


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