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Andy Taylor – Take It Easy (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 19th December 2011



Andy Taylor (born 16 February 1961) is an English guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He was a member of Duran Duran and the Power Station. He has also performed as a solo artist, and served as a record producer for several other artists.

After six years with Duran Duran in the 1980s, Taylor collaborated with ex-Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones on his debut solo album Thunder.

In the mean time he recorded the hit single “Take It Easy” (US #24 Billboard – US #1 MTV), which was recorded as the theme song to the movie American Anthem. Ex-Missing Persons members Terry Bozzio and Patrick O’Hearn lent drums and bass, respectively, to the song and video.

The B-side “Angel Eyes” is an instrumental written by Andy Taylor and Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones specially for the soundtrack of the movie American Anthem during 1986. The instrumental was only available on the movie soundtrack until the 2008 re-release by the Fan Club of Andy Taylor’s first solo album Thunder, which included eight bonus tracks including “Angel Eyes”. The recording was produced by Roy Thomas Baker, who has also worked with artists including Queen and Ozzy Osbourne.

Take It Easy (Dance Version) 5:45
Guitar – Steve James (5)
Backing Vocals – Andy*, Eddy (5), Flo (13)
Drums – Terry Bozzio

Take It Easy (Rock Mix) 4:17
Guitar – Steve James (5)
Backing Vocals – Andy*, Eddy (5), Flo (13)
Drums – Terry Bozzio

Angel Eyes 3:25
Sitar – Steve Jones (2)
Keyboards, Drum Programming – Andy Taylor

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1986 Take It Easy U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #24
1986 Take It Easy U.S. Cashbox Top 100 Singles #17


Label: Atlantic – A 9414 T
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1986
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock
Credits: Bass – Bryant Simpson
Design – Frank Olinsky
Engineer – Jerry Napier, Roy Thomas Baker
Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar [Electric] – Andy Taylor
Mixed By – Andy Taylor, Roy Thomas Baker
Music By, Lyrics By – Andy Taylor, Steve Jones (2)
Percussion – Paulinho Da Costa
Photography – Mousha Brahka
Producer – Roy Thomas Baker

From original Motion Picture Soundtrack “American Anthem”
available on Atlantic LP 781661-1 and Cassette 781661-4

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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