ReMix: OutRun "Passing Breeze ('97 BIT Offcut Mix)" 6:09

By Chris Abbott

Arranging the music of one song...

"Passing Breeze"

Primary Game: OutRun (Sega, 1986, ARC), music by Hiroshi Kawaguchi

Posted 2000-04-15, evaluated by djpretzel


Chris Abbott, who runs the excellent site C64AUDIO.COM , is not only a great webmaster, but also an impeccable remixer/arranger. This extended variation of the Passing Breeze theme (the other remixes are both Splash Wave) is decidedly laid back cruisin' music, based off a MIDI arrangement by Atsushi Fukai. The production is VERY clean, and the latin percussion especially gives it a nice loungy feel that would make excellent drivin's music if you had a testarossa, a blond date, and a Californian freeway to yourself . . . I'll have to settle for a Ford Contour and the crowded streets of Northern Virginia, but nevertheless . . . quite good.

djpretzel

Discussion

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Tables
on 2015-07-30 19:02:20

Well, this is definitely a pleasing little jam. For the most part, it's not very differently arranged from the original, and it's not even like the instruments are dramatically updated. But as a nice cover with a bit of a different, softer flavor, I think this serves its purpose well enough. Nicely did :)

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Crulex
on 2011-11-04 10:37:03

Very chill and relaxing, and it doesn’t sound horrible. Unfortunately, that’s all I can really say. It just seems to go on for a while before hitting that groove close to the fourth minute. Not a bad ReMix at all, and I enjoyed it, but it just seems a tad tame and long for me.

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KyleJCrb
on 2009-10-31 01:01:00
Obscure game

Really? Seriously? No, not really.

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Marmiduke
on 2009-10-31 00:54:15

While I don't condone covers (especially Latin infused ones, guh), I find myself very forgiving of this one. For starters, I'm actually a big fan of the original tune and consider it the granddaddy, or at least one of the granddaddies, of modern day structured game music. And it never allows itself to get boring. So all of that is instantly transferred over to this mix.

On top of that, even though the mix is very barren arrangement-wise in the first three quarters, I feel that it does start to becoming interesting towards the end, experimenting with my favourite portions of the song is ways I've never heard before and I'm pleasantly surprised by. It is a case of too little too late, but in my mind, it does justify the mix without making excuses.

This is a joy to listen to because its a warm, uncomplicated rendition of a great theme. But it would also come to represent a species of remix that would soon become extremely rare on the site. I for one am glad there isn't an overabundance of these mixes, despite the fact I dig this one.

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metalsnakejuice
on 2009-05-30 06:38:26

Oh yeah a good song to chill with on a hot lazy day.

Good job.

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Rozovian
on 2008-12-10 08:03:53

This would probably fit well onto an ocremix oldies but goodies collection. Actually, it'd into pretty much any oldies but goodies collection. :D Has a retro feel, pleasant sound, this is sort'a what I imagine the old Outrun sounding like, judging from pics at least. Weird but well blended instrumentation. yes, it gets repetitive, could be half as long, but it's a great track to play and not necessarily pay much attention to, a great background music for doing almost anything, including nothing. :D

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DragonAvenger
on 2008-11-03 20:57:18

For an older mix, the sounds are pretty decent. I found nothing that was jarring to the ears. These days, this would certainly be nothing special, but when it first came out, it could definately be appreciated.

The mix apparently is very close to source, and it gets repetitious. I wish there had been more variation overall the second time through the theme. The bridge section is pretty nice, good change up.

The mix is a nie listen, though more original stuff would have been appreciated.

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lazygecko
on 2007-05-08 13:29:45

It also happens to be 10 years old.

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OA
on 2007-05-08 13:09:39

Chill for sure, though not terribly adventurous. The sound quality is nice, and like most have already said, it's a completely relaxing mix. Obscure game + subtle mix = no comments, apparently. Too bad, this is good stuff.

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Crabsmasher
on 2006-05-22 23:46:39

While this remix is nothing exciting it's definanty very relaxing. It's the perfect music to fall asleep to because you know when you wake up your going to be happy... it just makes you feel that way. :D

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House of Hyrule
on 2006-03-05 20:44:22

It sounds like the perfect soundtrack to some 80's game show where they're showing stock footage of young couple speedboating off the shores of Miami and the hostess is presenting some glorified weekend vacation spot in tahiti.

I like it though. I remember feeling very much like a cool cat sitting there in the boxy OutRun Arcade to the sound of this tune and it has been stuck inside my head ever since.

Great job Chris Abbott! :)

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meccaneer
on 2005-10-12 20:04:57

Feels like the beach. In the 80s. Or a beauty pageant. Or an elevator. The tablas are sweet. Whatever that synth is, ain't. It just brings out the chez. Tonally balanced as it is I just can't dig it.

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Nineko
on 2005-06-25 18:28:16

what? only 2 reviews for this song?

it's very similar to the original, with some improovements here and there.

long remix, it might get boring after a while.

not too bad, but this tune can gave birth to better remixes.

vote: 17/30 (borderline Yes)

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Turboman
on 2005-06-25 02:29:55

I heard it and I felt I was back in the 80's playing the arcade game. It sounds a little like the original arcade music but improved and more latin, Fantastic :D

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EmptyMy
on 2002-10-01 18:18:11

Well. This is sorta cool. But I was somewhat dissapointed. I mean, Abbot is a big name in the biz. And this certanly isn't as good as the upcoming Passing Breeze remix by shoryken, which is like teh kickassiest song I've heard in a long time.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
OutRun (Sega, 1986, ARC)
Music by Hiroshi Kawaguchi
Songs:
"Passing Breeze"

Tags (10)


Genre:
Easy Listening, Latin
Mood:
Chill, Happy, Jazzy, Mellow
Instrumentation:
Synth
Additional:
Regional > World
Time > Duration: Long
Time > Tempo: Moderate

File Information


Name:
OutRun_Passing_Breeze_('97_BIT_Offcut_Mix)_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
5,988,150 bytes
MD5:
bfea7ca239718f9076be08bfe8b5743d
Bitrate:
128Kbps
Duration:
6:09

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