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OCR01859 - Final Fantasy IX 'The Rose General'

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#1 djpretzel



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Posted 20 June 2009 - 05:27 AM

What did you think? Post your opinion of this ReMix.

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Posted 20 June 2009 - 05:43 AM

Really nice! Definitely a breath of fresh air, very nice originality in the harmonies, arrangement and lyrics. Really dig the vocal performance especially, there's a lot of subtle pitch details you've put in that give it a natural but distinctive inflection.
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Posted 20 June 2009 - 05:44 AM

Purely awesome. As soon as it moved into the more recognizable melody I got tingles. You should be extremely proud of crafting this!

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Posted 20 June 2009 - 05:44 AM

oh damn. Sooo good- i love it. The panned harmonies were excellent, and the harp sounded great. Very well done. :-)
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Posted 20 June 2009 - 05:48 AM

Stunningly beautiful.

It was like Christmas and Final Fantasy IX had arrived simultaneously through my speakers.

Which is an awesome thing.
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Posted 20 June 2009 - 06:00 AM

... Wow.

... Wow.

... Wow.

This song is so very unique in a very, very good way. I'm a fan of these types of songs, but this is above and beyond most of what I've heard in the same style. I have to hand it to Kate, she's made something truly great here. I'll be listening to this for a long, long time to come. I don't think I can think of any criticisms right now. Maybe after I've listened to it some more, but right now... I've got nothing.

5 Stars! Instant Classic!

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Posted 20 June 2009 - 06:09 AM

I already loved the source song, but this -- wow. It literally almost made me cry. The vocal harmonies are just beautiful, actually every part of it is beautiful. The lyrics are very well-written and moving, and add to the emotional feeling of the whole piece. I wish I could say more, but I am too stunned after listening to that!

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Posted 20 June 2009 - 06:10 AM

Dammit, I don't think I've ever been so sad to hear a song end. I wanted this one to keep going on forever, I just got lost in the vocals and the simple but entrancing instrumental. The source tune is excellent too and you most definitely did it justice!

I'm going to be looping this all night - I daresay this is the most emotive vocal act I've ever heard on this site, or at least on-par with my current favorite ("The Place We Knew")

Thank you so much for sharing this awesome song, please keep submitting stuff here! :D

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Posted 20 June 2009 - 06:54 AM

.... Amazing. You took the song and blew it out of the water! This is just fantastic, required listening.

Serious bravo. You have quite the talent.

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Posted 20 June 2009 - 07:20 AM

What a pleasant surprise! This is just great!
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Posted 20 June 2009 - 07:43 AM

This is a pretty well done mix!

First I'll get into two things that caught my ears. One is that the enunciation wasn't perfect, especially when it came to holding the s too long. Hold on the vowels, not the consonants!

Second is a bit of clipping I heard at ~0:50.

But this is definitely a nice mix despite those bits! Very minimalistic, and reminds me of Kate Bush in some ways.

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Posted 20 June 2009 - 08:19 AM

...Just.. wow.
I..I dont post often.
And I'm normally a fan of high-tempo battle music.
But I just had to.

This is just.. Perfection.
it has SOUL.
(Sort of coincidence that I'm replaying Final Fantasy IX at this current time also.)

...I find myself searching for ways to describe this in an intellectual musical manner yet my ears scream "..Hey. Its Fanboy time."
...I just might.

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Posted 20 June 2009 - 10:40 AM

It was about time this girl got a mix onto OCR, I was amazed when I first heard her stuff on Youtube. A beautiful voice, along with a beautiful take on the track. Really great job, Kate :)

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Posted 20 June 2009 - 11:15 AM

Hey, it's katethegreat! BIg fan of your stuff on youtube.

As with all your stuff, this is vibrant, soulful, and absolutely beautiful.
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Posted 20 June 2009 - 11:30 AM

So this is the kind of thing I miss when I'm away.

Really stunning stuff, checking out all your other FF songs, they really add to theme's I've enjoyed for ages in ways I wouldn't have guessed. Guess its the human touch. The lyrics are really well put together too.

You should definately submit more :D.

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Posted 20 June 2009 - 11:57 AM

2 days ago i found this song on youtube under the name of "rose of may" and downloaded it.

the artist is great, incredible,

and today i find out that she's now registered here,
oh i really hoper that you'll upload some more of your worke herer!!!

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Posted 20 June 2009 - 01:12 PM

As you might've realized from the write-up, I love this track. I really love this track.

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Posted 20 June 2009 - 03:00 PM

This is incredible. It's like something I'd expect from a professional SquareEnix arranged album. Magnificent job!

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Posted 20 June 2009 - 03:53 PM

That was great! Absolutely beautiful. This is one of my favorite source tunes from the game (and possibly one of my favorite tunes from the series overall), so hearing it as a vocal piece that fits in wonderfully with the period aesthetic of the game is just marvelous.

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Posted 20 June 2009 - 03:57 PM

Best vocal arrangement in a long long long while. Very nice. I also like how clear it all sounds, not drenched in crazy reverb (for the lead) because her voice doesn't need to be.

Also, katethegreat19, hhaha... What a remixer name.

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