American English (album)

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American English
Wax American English album cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released31 August 1987 (1987-08-31)
RecordedMarch 2, 1987 (1987-03-02) - May 20, 1987 (1987-05-20), Westside Studios, London
Length41:35
LabelRCA Records
ProducerChristopher Neil, Andrew Gold, Graham Gouldman
Wax chronology
Magnetic Heaven
(1986)
American English
(1987)
A Hundred Thousand in Fresh Notes
(1989)
Singles from American English
  1. "Bridge to Your Heart"
    Released: 6 July 1987
  2. "American English"
    Released: Oct. 1987
  3. "In Some Other World"
    Released: Jan. 1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

American English is a second studio album by Wax released in 1987. It includes their biggest hit single "Bridge to Your Heart".

The album cover, designed by Storm Thorgerson, shows objects that all refer to wax.[2]

The album was reissued in Japan in 2011 with bonus tracks including "People All Over The World", B-side to "In Some Other World" single, and singles' mixes of the songs "American English" and "Bridge to Your Heart".

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[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dave Thompson. "American English > Overview". AllMusic. Retrieved 24 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Andrew Gold website". Archived from the original on 4 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-22.
  3. ^ Liner notes