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John Taylor – I Do What I Do (Theme For 9 ½ Weeks) (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 20th December 2011


John Taylor (born Nigel John Taylor on June 20,1960 in Birmingham, England) is a British bass guitarist and co-founder of the New Romantic band Duran Duran.

“I Do What I Do (Theme For 9½ Weeks)” was a 1986 single performed by Duran Duran bassist John Taylor, giving his first solo singing performance during a hiatus in Duran Duran’s career ans also features Michael Brecker performing saxophone. It was the main single released from the 9½ Weeks Original Soundtrack.

“I Do What I Do” was co-written by Jonathan Elias, Michael Des Barres and John Taylor, after Des Barres was approached about writing a song for the movie’s soundtrack. It was originally intended to be sung by Lisa Dalbello, but she bowed out at the last minute and John decided he could do the song instead.

The video features John Taylor in a tuxedo, singing the words while watching a private screening of the movie 9½ Weeks. It was directed by Taylor himself.

I Do What I Do (Theme For 9 ½ Weeks) (The Final Cut) 8:04
Remix – Jason Corsaro, John Taylor, Jonathan Elias

I Do What I Do (Theme For 9 ½ Weeks) (Film Mix) 4:19
Mixed By – Jason Corsaro, John Taylor, Jonathan Elias

I Do What I Do (Theme For 9 ½ Weeks) (The Single Mix) 3:44
Mixed By – Jason Corsaro, John Taylor, Jonathan Elias

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1986 I Do What I Do (Theme For 9 ½ Weeks) U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #23
1986 I Do What I Do (Theme For 9 ½ Weeks) U.S. Cashbox Top 100 Singles #26


Label: Capitol Records – V-15223
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Design [Cover] – Frank Olinsky
Engineer – Bruce Darby, Larry Alexander, Michael Montes
Percussion [Electronic] – Jimmy Bralower
Photography – Rebecca Blake
Producer – Jason Corsaro, John Taylor, Jonathan Elias
Saxophone – Michael Brecker
Written By – John Taylor, Jonathan Elias, Michael DesBarres

Theme from the film “9 1/2 Weeks”

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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

PW: burningtheground

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