Pursuant of information related to The Edge Of Daybreak’s prison masterpiece, Eyes Of Love, we spent a lot of time on hold with the Virginia Department of Corrections. Surely a coincidence, the VDOC phone system has on tap what has surely become the most notorious piece of modern hold music, “Opus Number One” by Darrick Deel and Tim Carelton. Distributed by Cisco Systems, this simple song was featured prominently in the This American Life episode “Stuck In the Middle” wherein producer Sara Corbertt’s father-in-law becomes obsessed with the enchanting ditty utilized by his healthcare network. Many of us, if not all of us, can relate to the experience of hearing an unShazam’able melody and NEEDING to get to the bottom of it. And while it would be much more romantic to think every reissue project involves some kind of passionate decade-long quest to find Sixto Rodriguez living in Detroit, “Do You Hear What I Hear?” much more accurately portrays what we do here at Numero, every single day.
Preorder The Edge Of Daybreak’s Eyes Of Love here. Listen to “Do You Hear What I Hear?” (℅ This American Life) on their website or just Youtube it below.
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