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OCR01875 - Final Fantasy IV 'Fighting for Tomorrow'

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#1 djpretzel



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Posted 19 July 2009 - 05:38 PM

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

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 05:42 PM

YAY!! This remix is too great, the men choir is awesome !! : D

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 06:07 PM

I'll be honest - this was one of my favorites from the album. It's amazing to me that so many people worked on this with the singing and managed to make it sound good and merge well with the music rather than detract from it. And I enjoyed the translated lyrics. Many times I think lyrics (even if sung well) on songs on this site come out corny or cheesy. But I felt these were poignant but still simple. Very Fabul. Very Yang.
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Posted 19 July 2009 - 07:04 PM

I thought this was beautifully done, and I can fully admit that I was really surprised with how well the choir thing turned out. I'm not sure what I expected, but whatever it was, it was blown out of the water.

Great job, everyone. Mad props!

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 07:06 PM

Congrats to Nutritious, OA & Fabul Men's Choir... This is def one of my favorite tracks on the album. So glad this posted! :) I can't get enough of this song. I'm very impressed.
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Posted 19 July 2009 - 08:27 PM

WOW :shock:, opening sounds like a cross between Artonelico 2's intro and a Gregorian chant, then it gets rockin while keeping the choir throughtout, great job all!

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 09:36 PM

Even though it was a minor role, I'm so glad to be part of an OCR project for once. So thanks to OA for forming the Fabul Men's Choir and using my material...even though I can't recognize it in the track. That proves that you guys did a kick ass job in production, though. Such an epic track.

Fabul Men's Choir FTW!

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 01:04 AM

one word - amazing

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 05:28 AM

NICE I don't think I've heard the final version to this yet. The choir is so working! This has got to be among my favorite tracks.

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 07:00 AM

The incorporation of those vocals in a tune of this style makes this song one in a majillion. I could live to 90 and never hear a song like this again!

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 02:33 PM

This track has grown to one of my personal favorites in the project, especially after reading the translation of the lyrics. You really get the impression of a ton of people fighting for Fabul, and combined with the moment in the actual game, it holds in faith with the story to give it a stronger impact.

Great job OA, Nutritious, Hemophiliac, and the Fabul Men's Choir!

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 03:33 PM

I said upon hearing the completed version for the first time that it sounds like Carl Orff meets modern rock -- We singers had no idea about the fusion of styles involved when we did the parts, but this has turned out to be exceptional.
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Posted 20 July 2009 - 04:03 PM

Choir, lol. So I thought. Then I heard it. Whoa.

I think "whoa" is about all I can say.

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 02:15 AM

The opening just sent chills through my spine. How awesome it is! Nice Latin, nice choir, nice arrangement, nice... damn, this is free? o_o

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 09:57 PM

Outstanding! I was so thrilled to be able to play a small part in putting this together, and I have enjoyed listening to this track more and more every time I hear it. Kudos to OA and all others involved in assembling so many pieces into a beautiful and cohesive whole!

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 02:39 AM

I'm gonna go ahead and use this opportunity to lavish praise on everyone who participated in this album.

FFIV: EoB, LoD (there is no good way to abbreviate that, argh) is a masterwork, honestly. Everyone did an absolutely stellar job. I've always felt that the FFIV soundtrack has been vastly underappreciated and undervalued as a source of...source, but this album almost completely remedies this. I was able to hear new takes on the tracks I know and love, and in some cases was completely blown away as I was able to hear the source in a way very close to how I've always thought it could be if used to its full potential.

Brilliant job here, many kudos to all involved in this project.

Okay, now on to the track at hand. This was marvelous, and yes I am a total sucker for Latin chorus and intense orchestration (I blame Derek Oren and Jeremy Robson for that). You've taken the source and blown it up to massive, epic proportions. Just awesome.

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 02:27 PM

I stand by my opinion that this is the best track on the album. OA did such an amazing job not only adding to the source, but keeping the original in mind AND bringing elements to the game into the mix. The choir is fantastic and really adds wonderful depth and emotion to the piece.

Nutritious really helped make this song stand out especially through his use of brass. The opening, and the hits you hear later on really flesh out and add to the overall.

Congratulations to OA, Nutritious, and of course to the Fabul Men's Choir for this fantastic piece!

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 07:26 AM

+100% volume at 1:45. +50% more at 3:45. Every time.

I never paid mind to the source, but man this reworking kicks ass. The choir is the lynchpin: the passion carried in the voices capture the resolute determination of Yang and company. Honor and right must prevail. The recurring koto, handling the most recognizable section of the source, is a fitting touch; and the crunchy guitar work coupled with the choir chants later in the song truly personifies the strife. The diverse instrumentation (I heard that brass!) and overall incredibly creative re-envisioning make this a gem. Awesome work, all.

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 11:10 AM

Awesome mix! The vocals really help this mix stand out :) . Well done!

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 10:46 PM

absolutely stunning. excellent production and the choir did a bangup job. However, I have a few critiques for the choir.

The beginning was solid for the most part, though it seems that there are some conflicting annunciations of the latin, but that may just be my ears. Everything from 1:19 to 4:34 is absolutely awesome, the hits are great, and the parts, though basic, work astonishingly well. When going back to the "stemus familia..." part at 4:34, I heard some sliding in the tenor section that seemed... well... out of place in a latin chant. Then again, the song had a definite dosage of eastern sound themes, so it might have been intentional, and who am I to argue there?

All in all, this is an entire Chocolate Factory's worth of ear-candy, and is easily my most favored track of this album! Hoping the Fabul Men's Choir convenes again for more awesomeness, which I hope to be a part of next time (ordering a new mic soon!)
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