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"3, 2, 1, let's jam!" Wow, I get so pumped just thinking about that opening bar to "Tank!", the Intro song for Cowboy Bebop, which is my #1 favorite anime EVER. One of the biggest reasons that it's my favorite is its genius incorporation of music into the action choreography and in the structuring of the story. Each episode has a musically-themed title that jives with that point in the story or with the characters in that episode. The music is of fantastic quality and cuts across many different genres and time periods. Now you might understand why the Cowboy Bebop Original Anime Soundtrack Box Set is one of my favorite Christmas presents OF ALL TIME. I have enjoyed it so much since I received it several years ago. The main act is Yoko and the Seatbelts, a fabulously talented band that wrote and performed a lot of the music for the show. One of my favorite things about the soundtrack is that there are bits of Japanese dialogue from the show sprinkled here and there. Jet's voice always gives me a shiver! Here's the info on this box set edition: "This limited edition 4-CD set contains all 96 tracks that appeared in the 5-CD set. Each disc is nested in its own tray which is housed in a digipak cover which opens like a book with 2 discs on each side. The discs are imprinted with color images of Spike, Jet, Faye and Ed. The set also contains a booklet with lyrics in both English and Japanese." Disc 1 1. Dialogue, 2. Tank! (TV Edit), 3. Dialogue, 4. Want It All Back (clavinet hater version), 5. Sax Quartet, 6. Dialogue, 7. Encore un Verre, 8. March for Koala, 9. Dialogue, 10. Felt Tip Pen, 11. The Egg and You, 12. Dialogue, 13. Pot City II (Yab's Dub), 14. Dialogue, 15. NY Rush, 16. Dialogue, 17. Fe, 18. Piano Black 19. Dialogue, 20. Spokey Dokey (alt. take), 21. Forever Broke, 22. Dialogue 23. Road to the West (with rhythm), 24. Dialogue, 25. Meteor, 26. Dialogue 27. Digging my Potato, 28. Dialogue, 29. Rain (demo version), 30. Dialogue, 31. Green Bird Disc 2 1. Dialogue, 2. Cats on Mars, 3. Doggy Dog II, 4. Doggy Dog III, 5. Dialogue, 6. Piano Bar I, 7. Give and Take, 8. Dialogue, 9. Cat Blues, 10. Dialogue, 11. The Singing Sea II, 12. Dialogue, 13. Elm, 14. Waltz for Zizi, 15. Dialogue, 16. Kawaisou na Faye, 17. Farewell Blues (alt take), 18. Dialogue, 19. Words That We Couldn't Say, 20. Dialogue, 21. Space Lion, 22. Waste Land, 23. Dialogue, 24. Goodnight Julia, 25. Space Lion Disc 3 1. Dialogue, 2. Go Go Cactus (guitar version), 3. Dialogue, 4. Too Good Too Bad, 5. Dialogue, 6. Eyeball, 7. Dialogue, 8. Amusement Park, 9. On the Run, 10. Dialogue, 11. 23 Hanashi, 12. Dialogue, 13. Don't Bother None (long version), 14. Dialogue, 15. W0 Qui Non Coin, 16. Kawaisou na Faye, 17. Call Me Call Me, 18. Dialogue, 19. Memory, 20. Adieu, 21. Dialogue, 22. See You Space Cowboys Not Final Mix Mountain Root, 23. Dialogue, 24. Blue Disc 4 (tracks 1-9 are live)(*bonus tracks) 1. Tank!, 2. Rush, 3. What Planet is This?, 4. Too Good Too Bad, 5. Bad Dog No Biscuit, 6. Call Me Call Me, 7. Mushroom Hunting, 8. The Real Folk Blues, 9. piano solo, 10. Ask DNA, 11. SF Game Center, 12. Rouya, 13. Old School Game, *Sasurai no Cowboy (Tada Ed Aoi) *Miwaku no Horse Riding *Sasurai No Cowboy (Inu To Utau Karaoke) It's a bit of a splurge, but it's totally worth it - especially for die-hard Cowboy Bebop fans. See you, Space Cowboy...
That's the first thing I noticed in your bookshelves haha! And the Akira bike. Did you see the Player Piano Akira thing I posted?
They're really rich. The remixes for "forever broke" and "piano black" are my favorite. there is a photo of my office bookcases in the cats who guard guitars collection... the Nona the Eviscerator" card. look at the cases. I have limited edition statues of Spike and Julia in that case. near the Akira book. :D
I don't have the Vitaminless Remixes! You just earned more cool points, @JonPatrickHyde haha :) And my envy! How are they?
I have this set... along with Vitaminless Remixes, this is a must have for anyone who loved Cowboy Bebop.
No I didn't! I'll go look at that now... :D