I agree with Larry that the vocal samples are way overused, I disagree on the "Float like a butterfly" usage sounding bad, the way it's sped up. Repetitive sample usage aside, I felt the mix itself felt pretty barebones and not full enough. Some of the instrumentation ends up sounding very simplistic and of not the greatest sample quality. I think this needs more developing, maybe using the samples in different ways and slicing those samples into new patterns throughout the track to keep them from getting too repetitive, and getting the instrumentation to sound more full and complete.
All these tracks and no Andross track yet.....Wow....
I can try to remix the SNES portions (Can I skip one and go to 2?)
But....I have three tracks already
Cornerian Hall of Fame (Collab- What's left to do for this one?)
Yeah, alot of youtube "cover" videos of this particular tune tend to do just that (but without the magic of mix and master polish), and honestly I think it just takes away from the spirit of the song if I tried to play all of the parts with guitars.
Plus I'm more of a rhythmist than a soloist, so let's just say that it took a few (no, many) tanks... I mean, takes, to nail the solos right.
I think a different version with all those sampled instruments replaced by electric guitar solos would also sound great.
You don't lose the "oriental touch" by keeping those same notes and intervals, while maybe sounding a little bit more coherent with the rest.
A matter of balance between coherence and variety actually... subjective matter of taste after all.