Come With Me
International Title
Music By: Puff Daddy & Jimmy Page
Record Label: Sony Music Soundtrax
Running Time: 11:01 Discs: 1
Release: June 1998 CD Number: 34K-78954
Anthony Romero
Uh-huh, yeah, uh-huh, yeah, uuh uh-huh, yeah, uuh uh-huh, yeah, uuh uh-huh, yeah, uuh uh-huh, yeah, yeah... rinse and repeat. I'll admit that I find Puffy Daddy/Sean Combs/P. Diddy's song "Come With Me" from the album for GODZILLA (1998) decent. Many do not, and it's easy to see why. That said, even the biggest fan of "Come With Me" should avoid this release and just stick with the normal album disc (EK-69338).

In total, this CD contains two tracks. The first of these is an extended radio edit and the second is... a shorter radio edit. The radio edit is pretty bad. Clean versions of songs with explicit lyrics can sometimes work, but they take creativity for them to succeed and often do so when they are subtle. These fail, as they replace the lyrics with the Godzilla roar edited to the length of the word. The result is unpleasant to hear and takes you out of the song every time it happens.

Sadly, as mentioned before, this disc pretty much contains the same song twice. One is a six minute version and the other is a five minute version. Each is edited for length and deal with the explicit lyrics slightly differently, with the second using the Godzilla roar a little more conservatively so the entire lyric isn't lost but still with the same problems of taking the listener out of the song.

As for the song itself, it's okay. It's repetitive, but Jimmy Page's awesome music does save it. Puff Daddy isn't the best rapper by any stretch, and at times just seems to say his lyrics rather than sing them, but the background music really helps to salvage the song as a whole.

Bottom line, pass this up and go for the album disc (EK-69338) with the normal version of "Come With Me". An alternate choice, though, if one truly loves the song is to search out for a second version of this single with more tracks on it, called Remix (34K-78966), which is more worthwhile.
Rating: Star Rating
  1. Extended Radio Edit
  2. Radio Version II