American English (album)

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American English
Studio album by Wax
Released 1987 (1987)
Recorded March 2, 1987 (1987-03-02) - May 20, 1987 (1987-05-20), Westside Studios, London
Length 41:35
Label RCA
Producer Christopher Neil, Andrew Gold, Graham Gouldman
Wax chronology
Magnetic Heaven
(1986)
American English
(1987)
100,000 in Fresh Notes
(1989)
Singles from American English
  1. "In Some Other World"
    Released: 1986 (1986)
  2. "Bridge to Your Heart"
    Released: July 1987 (1987-07)
  3. "American English"
    Released: 1987 (1987)

American English is a 1987 album by Wax, and includes their hit single "Bridge to Your Heart". The album cover, designed by Storm Thorgerson, shows objects that all refer to wax.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by Andrew Gold and Graham Gouldman, except where noted.

Side one[edit]

  1. "American English" – 4:25
  2. "In Some Other World" – 4:45
  3. "Ready or Not" – 3:31
  4. "Call It Destiny" – 4:03
  5. "Bridge to Your Heart" – 4:14

Side two[edit]

  1. "Share the Glory" (Paul Bliss, Phil Palmer) – 3:56
  2. "Alright Tonight" – 4:14
  3. "The Promise" – 3:14
  4. "Heaven in Her Bed" – 4:36
  5. "Bug in the Machine" – 4:21

Personnel[edit]

  • Andrew Gold – vocals, backing vocals, keyboards, guitar on track 10, drums and programming, production on tracks 4, 9, and 10
  • Graham Gouldman – bass guitar, backing vocals, guitar on tracks 1–5, and 7–9, vocals on track 10, production on tracks 4, 9, and 10
  • Christopher Neil – production on tracks 1–3, and 5–8, backing vocals
  • Phil Palmer – guitar on track 6
  • Adrian Lee – keyboards
  • Wix – keyboards
  • Paul Bliss - keyboards and programming on track 6
  • Peter Van Hooke – drums and programming
  • Paul Carrack – backing vocals
  • Tessa Niles – backing vocals
  • Jackie Rawe – backing vocals
  • Lorna Wright – voice on track 1
  • Raissa Danilou – voice on track 1
  • Kyoko Ono – voice on track 1
  • Ruth Cuenca – voice on track 1
  • Simon Hurrell – engineer, recording engineer on tracks 1–9, mixing engineer on tracks 1–3, and 5–10
  • Peter Jones – recording engineer on track 10, assistant recording engineer on tracks 1–9, assistant mixing engineer
  • Ian Cooper – Mastering at the Town House, London
  • Storm Thorgerson – design
  • Christopher Bissell – photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andrew Gold website". Archived from the original on 4 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-22. [dead link]