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OCR02330 - Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker 'Hoy, Small Fry!'

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Ahh, this warms my Celtic lovin' heart. Each section of the melody and the arrangement is pieced together to sound incredible. Such a happy and peaceful song, and it totally fits Wind Waker's feel. Very nice adding in some seagulls as well. I didn't even mind the "lalalala's" in the ReMix, as it just added to the overall "happy" picture. Ending seemed a bit abrupt with the flute starting and suddenly stopping, but eh, doesn't bother me. Cool stuff.

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Hyperduck Soundworks? Awesome, I'm glad to see you on board here :)

Though this is considerably less metal than I'd expect, this is still pretty sweet. I like the celtic mood of this, and the mix of many themes that I've grown quite familiar with (and I've never even played WW - I'm just thinking of the traditional themes you've blended in here).

Very tasteful remix. Can't wait to hear the rest of the album.

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That track felt really good until the "singing" started - then it became really awesome :D

Instant favorite :)

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I've always wanted a suped up version of this song, one that still sounded really celtic! This mix... it makes my heart smile. I've got no other words for it. It made my heart smile.

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No hate to the rest of the album, but this is the only song from 25YEARLEGEND to have earned one of my coveted 5-star ratings on my playlist. 1'00" in was what hooked me, and the whole song has an incredibly positive and uplifting vibe. Fantastic work!

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This mix completely nails it. Absolutely incredible. I've been lazy for the past few years about sharing my comments on remixes, but I HAD to take time to say something about this song. Just stunning...

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Excellent stuff, though I can't help but hear a lot of similarities to this fan performance:

Perhaps you guys were inspired by this video? There are a lot of structural similarities, particularly the use of some instruments and vocals. Comes with the territory I guess. Good stuff either way.

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That's an awesome tribute! Quite awesome, and yeah I can hear the comparative qualities. If you listen to staff credits from wind waker you will see where we struck up our initial influence. Can't say we knew of this piece while we were putting our remix together. Tis a good find!

Edit: sorry iPhone auto correct is silly.

Edited by HyperDuckChris

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This mix is pretty conservative, sticking to the main source melodies throughout. With that said, it does a nice job with maintaining the original feel of the sources while melding together these sources.

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Wow wow wow. Wind Waker had such great music, and you've captured the feel of the ending credits perfectly. I always longed for a live recording of this music. Thanks for this.

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I should just express my, in fact OUR gratitude to the very kind words shared about this remix we did. I was expecting to receive a royal spanking from the mighty ocremix since it's our first time here, but you've been very kind with your words and the support of the album is outstanding.

Big man hugs from Ireland.

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I just want to say that I can't stop listening to this song, haha. It's really great! The original song(s?) had more of a... how you say?... "epic finale" feel, I guess? Not sad, per se, but more like a "the success of a legend" kinda thing.

All that to say that it's really impressive how you guys took it and made it into more of an upbeat happy-go-lucky kind of thing, and did so really, really well! Really enjoying it. :)

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Love this track, sounds like it should be in one of the games or in a Zelda movie or something. The arrangement is a little conservative but very enjoyable. The instruments sound fantastic, everything is very whimsical and uplifting. Love when the vocals come in at 2:00. Such a fun song, one of my favorites from the album.

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When this track plays, I suddenly feel a lot more active and inclined to get work done. It's go to do with the flow of the mix and the daydream of a party going on with beer, comradeship and quirky puddle dances in 3/4. I'll play this in the background when studying. Lots.

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I love this one, and I'm not generally a fan of folk or Celtic inspired music. The sheer joy of it, along with the flute, the choral bit and the swingy, singsong quality, remind me of Katamari Damacy, and that's never a bad thing!

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HOLY CRAP HOW DID I MISS THIS ONE?!?

This is absolutely stunning! It is absolutely impossible to listen to this without a big goofy grin, and I keep finding myself swaying back and forth to the music without even realizing it.

Top-notch.

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One of the first mixes I heard when I discovered the site. And now that I've (finally) decided to stop lurking in the shadows and get an account, I wanted to say how much I love this remix.

I sadly haven't played the game before (no Gamecube/Wii) but a lot of the original music is still familiar to me. There is something about this mix that always brings a smile to my face whenever it comes up on my iPod. The choir helps that in a big way, bringing a cheerful, almost innocent nature whenever it enters. I also really dig the flute (possibly ocarina?) treatment of the melody throughout. It lends a more organic feel to the music and makes it feel as if Link is sitting on deck playing the tune.

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Hey guys,

SO! We don't do remixes often, but I figured you guys might like this, since it has the same heart and sound (somewhat) that the Hoy Small Fry remix had. Anyway! Little bit of new music, and wonderful material that we got to remix. Enjoy!

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I love this mix! It's very uplifting. The instrumentation is so neat, especially the vocals. I love such vocals. Thanks for this track, guys! It makes you smile even if you don't want to smile :)

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