Red vinyl. Limited 1500 numbered copies.
Every Valentine’s Day video stores and online rental outlets are swamped with requests for the film this soundtrack represents. It stars young Kim Basinger as a New York City art gallery employee who has a brief yet intense affair with a mysterious Wall Street broker, acted by Mickey Rourke. Considered too explicit by its American distributor and was cut for U.S. release, even then the film was a box office bomb in the U.S. However it became a huge success internationally in its unedited version, particularly in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. It has acquired a large fan base on video and dvd and developed a cult following. The main single released from the 9 ½ Weeks: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack was “You Can Leave Your Hat On” performed by Joe Cocker. The hit track “I Do What I Do”, performed by Duran Duran bass guitarist John Taylor is the title track of the film. It gave stage for his first solo singing performance during a hiatus in Duran Duran’s career. The song reached #23 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #42 on the U.K. Singles Chart. The soundtrack also included tracks from Luba, Bryan Ferry, Dalbello, Corey Hart, Devo, Eurythmics and Stewart Copeland, whereas the music has been a great influence on the cinematic of certain scenes in the film.
1. John Taylor – I Do What I Do… (Theme For 9 ½ Weeks)
2. Luba – The Best Is Yet To Come
3. Bryan Ferry – Slave To Love
4. Dalbello – Black On Black
5. Corey Hart – Eurasian Eyes
6. Joe Cocker – You Can Leave Your Hat On
7. Devo – Bread And Butter
8. Eurythmics – This City Never Sleeps
9. Stewart Copeland – Cannes
10. Luba – Let It Go