The Skip 5 Show #15: Melodie & 12 O’Clock – Stay With Me

From the 2000 soundtrack to one of my favourite movies, Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai, this is a hip hop excursion with lovely vocals in the R&B vein. It becomes meditative through repetition, which is a power all its own, and the mood fits the tone of the movie perfectly. Whomever put this soundtrack together nailed it. I am in no way qualified to talk with any authority about rap and hip hop, I just know what I like when I hear things, and this one is alright by me.

Interesting Fact: I am still looking for an affordable copy of the Japanese release of this soundtrack, which is completely different from the common release, containing mostly instrumentals from the film among other things. It’s a main priority Grail List item. It’s been years I’ve wanted it, and the longer it goes, the more expensive it gets!


4 thoughts on “#15

    1. keepsmealive says:

      It wasn’t very expensive? Are you sure it was from Japan? 🙂

      Damn I keep missing your live streams. Probably because they are at feeding time for the growing weeds in our house. Last night we had BBQ steaks and some mashed potatoes.


  1. stephen1001 says:

    With most products, the longer you wait after release, the more the price drops.
    It’s a shame when the rule doesn’t hold for the products you actually want!


    1. keepsmealive says:

      Often times, you are correct that prices drop. However, as Mike Lebrain will tell you, Japanese imports are VERY expensive. I doubt that particular release was ever anywhere other than Japan. The movie wasn’t hugely successful (even though it was a Jim Jarmusch film!) and so the main soundtrack was here, and can be had now for under $5, but the Japanese score/soundtrack release is exponentially higher. I saw examples on Discogs today for $200 CDN and that’s without the obi strip! I’m sure there’s gotta be a copy out there for me some day, where condition and reasonable price make me pull the trigger. It’s been years though, since before the Grail List started!

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