ReMix: Sonic CD 'Palmtree Panic'
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Wow, Yeah. This is Joe Redifer at his finest, ladies and gents. This is a great upbeat ReMix from the JAPANESE version of Sonic CD, which many claim had a way better soundtrack than the American version by Spencer Nielsen, though I like 'em about equal. This is based off the past, present, AND future versions of the theme (play the game, you'll understand). Though the standard pads that the Vocalwriter app Joe uses are beginning to show a little age, he MORE than compensates (much more) by an awesome jazzy arrangement with some great piano soloing that is simply fantastic. Drums are especially good this time around due to the intelligent addition and usage of bongos, and, well, the whole thing is just super-happy in a tropical 'sonic-team' sort of way that only SEGA has mastered :) To top it all off, there's intro and closing cheering crowd noises that give the piece that extra pizazz. A really quality mix.
The song is on the repetitive side too. The piano is nice, and the strings do their job, but the arrangement is static for the most part.
- Bahamut on October 11, 2012
It's really too bad, because the rest of the drums are nice, and the piano section is fantastic.
One thing I noticed is that the drums sound off for the second half of the song. Kindof strange..
- OA on March 5, 2008
Dr. Rod;257314 wrote: It has a good sound, but its really just cutting and pasting the Good Future and Past mixes of Palmtree Panic with some new instruments. Then again, I guess standards were much different back in 2001......
They definitely were. It's a really cool mix for its time, but the interpretation, in light of the source material, is really low. I did like the thick drum work in particular though. It really drives the track along well.
- Liontamer on May 14, 2007
- Dr. Rod on April 11, 2007
Again, only so much you can do with Sonic CD music...
- KogeJoe on January 29, 2007
- avaris on December 26, 2006
Doesn't really matter, the point is that this is an instrumental wonderpiece, delivered within 3 minutes and 47 seconds and just be enjoyed. The only bad point might be how bad the cheering sounds, but also how repetive it sounds, since there aren't any big varieties among the instruments used.
- Bummerdude on July 12, 2006
- Robotaki on October 3, 2005
- Selios on October 3, 2005
- Super Metal Mario on May 5, 2005
- Kilron on May 5, 2005
- Underground871 on February 15, 2005
- DarkWolf on July 11, 2003
- Ser371 on February 2, 2003
like the title implies, it is sometime one would hear at the beach. its a great upbeat and chipper mix which a nice layer of drum parts and a piano as well. the crowd cheers are also good as well. i think its a tad on the long side (4:39) , but its still very good. the strings that come in at 1:05 sound very midi-ish. it sounds just like the strings from my midi program. none the less, it is still an excellent mix. i will definitely listen to this over and over again.
- Unbiased Reviewer on December 2, 2002