ReMix: Chrono Trigger "The Knights Come Marching Home" 2:32

By Ailsean

Arranging the music of 3 songs from 2 games (view all)...

"Frog's Theme", "Melodies of Life ~ FINAL FANTASY", "Rose of May"

Primary Game: Chrono Trigger (Square, 1995, SNES), music by Nobuo Uematsu, Noriko Matsueda, Yasunori Mitsuda

Posted 2001-04-09, evaluated by djpretzel


ailsean's latest is a kickass guitar-fest that intros and features heavily the American classic theme 'When Johnny Comes Marching Home" which is also known as 'The Ants Go Marching' by elementary school kids whose teachers are too lazy to explain the history behind it :) The ReMix manages to mix in several themes from CT and FF9 seamlessly, without it being at all apparent that these are songs from different games and even written in different centuries! ailsean does an excellent job of surrounding his trademark lead electric and following it nicely - note the sections where the bass doubles the lead, and the shifting drums with moving fills. And that funky little drummer boy snare pattern gets stuck in your mind, too - you'll be tappin' it on your desk, on your head, wherever. Great shtuff, masterfully intertwined.

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OA
on 2010-08-16 12:47:49

Pretty weak samples, but the guitar playing more than makes up for it. Short and sweet, this is a pretty decent mix, though the production hasn't aged particularly well.

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yosefu
on 2009-07-14 07:18:05

A very nice guitar tune. For some reason it reminds of a nursery rhyme. Great stuff

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Sylantnight
on 2007-04-12 17:43:07
Chrono Trigger Final Fantasy 9 'Knights Come Marching Home'

Ants come marching home? What the heck? Oh! Jebus Cripes! It's Frog's theme done in electric guitary goodness! Tasty. I had to actually describe this mix for a friend of mine, because he didn't believe that there was any FF9 in it.

As near as I can tell (I barely played FF9) the "storyline" of this mix goes as such:

0:00-0:49: marching ants

0:49-1:18: glenn's theme

1:18-1:46: ff9 battle

1:46-2:14: glenn's theme

2:14-2:32: marching ants

Anyways, good mix. Highly recommended, get it. Now. Right now. Go get it! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!!!

1:18-1:46 isn't FF9 battle.. it's Beatrix's theme

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DJ Skratch 'n' Sniff
on 2006-02-04 18:18:03

Ailsean on VGmix

Ailsean on Ailsean.net

Ailsean on Bound Together

Ailsean also plays guitar for the Smash Bros, a remixing supergroup that has played the past few years at Magfest.

He doesn't post much anymore on OCR specifically anymore and almost never submits anything (the last thing subbed was that Mazedude collab a bit back, and even then he didnt want the remixer credit for it).

Whoa, thanks for the info. Seriously. I didn't even think to check for him on VGMix. Heh, my bad.

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Link_enfant
on 2006-02-04 13:30:24
Also' date=' Ailsean was freaking genius. Too bad he hasn't done a ReMix, that I'm aware of, in forever.[/quote']

Ailsean on VGmix

Ailsean on Ailsean.net

Ailsean on Bound Together

Ailsean also plays guitar for the Smash Bros, a remixing supergroup that has played the past few years at Magfest.

He doesn't post much anymore on OCR specifically anymore and almost never submits anything (the last thing subbed was that Mazedude collab a bit back, and even then he didnt want the remixer credit for it).

I like the name of this group ^^

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Navi
on 2006-02-04 10:24:49
Also' date=' Ailsean was freaking genius. Too bad he hasn't done a ReMix, that I'm aware of, in forever.[/quote']

Ailsean on VGmix

Ailsean on Ailsean.net

Ailsean on Bound Together

Ailsean also plays guitar for the Smash Bros, a remixing supergroup that has played the past few years at Magfest.

He doesn't post much anymore on OCR specifically anymore and almost never submits anything (the last thing subbed was that Mazedude collab a bit back, and even then he didnt want the remixer credit for it).

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DJ Skratch 'n' Sniff
on 2006-02-04 06:41:02
Yeah, I noticed that a few hours after I posted.

But the first time I heard that music was in this film, so... ^^'

But it's a very great idea, it mix with the others music perfectly =)

It's alright, we all make mistakes. At least you heard it in a good movie.

Also, Ailsean was freaking genius. Too bad he hasn't done a ReMix, that I'm aware of, in forever.

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Link_enfant
on 2006-02-04 05:37:36

Yeah, I noticed that a few hours after I posted.

But the first time I heard that music was in this film, so... ^^'

But it's a very great idea, it mix with the others music perfectly =)

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DJ Skratch 'n' Sniff
on 2006-02-03 17:02:04
The songs mix together very very weel.

I love this remix, very good job Ailsean ^_^

Did anyone notice that the theme at the beginning and at the end is the same as Die Hard 3's theme? =p

That song is actually called "Soldiers Go Marching", or "Ants Go Marching". It's a really old song (much older than Die Hard 3 ;)) that I'm surprised you didn't hear back in, like, elementary school or Merrie Melodies cartoons.

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Link_enfant
on 2006-02-03 11:51:06

The songs mix together very very weel.

I love this remix, very good job Ailsean ^_^

Did anyone notice that the theme at the beginning and at the end is the same as Die Hard 3's theme? =p

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DJ Skratch 'n' Sniff
on 2006-01-11 07:05:17

It's crazy how well all these songs mix together. They almost sound like one entire track.

Totally awesome mix. Who would've thought such a tune could rock so hard?

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maestermatt
on 2006-01-10 22:26:45

Love how it just goes in to the other theme just an other good song. Keep up the good work.

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lady zelda
on 2006-01-01 02:42:12

This is another one of those remixes that I loved without knowing squat about the game (though I should kick myself up and play Chrono Trigger). I love how it starts sort of small from a traditional song to this amazing rocking melody. Love that guitar. I just wanna dance to it: elaborate moves, jump, spin, waving a sword around. Very well structured, with a clear exposition, development (best part), back to where it started and just sort of fades. It's not a new effect, but you can never go wrong with it. Definitely one of the best of yours I've heard, Ailsean.

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Drack
on 2005-10-15 10:02:06

I really like some of your samples, especiall your guitar, flute, strings sample in v2. The drum sample is a bit tricky .. I don't particularly like your marching band drum for Johnny but it certainly fits the mood. Great transitions.

Nice work! :nicework: Playlisted!

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OmegaDonut
on 2005-10-14 23:11:11

Technically this type of mix wouldn't be accepted any more because of a new policy:

Any incorporation of non-game music (mainstream, classical, etc.) should be very limited and should never carry significant portions of the mix. For example, a Mega Man mix that used Beethoven's 9th symphony for its chorus, where 15-25% of the mix was not from the game itself, would likely be rejected.

But this mix gets to stay because of the grandfather clause, and won't likely be ReMoved in the next lockdown.

As for the mix itself... uh, the people on the first few pages got it right. That FF9 ditty that plays is clearly not Steiner's Theme, but a double-time rendition of "Loss of Me\Rose of April or May or November or whatever the hell the month is".

Sources Arranged (3 Songs, 2 Games)


Primary Game:
Chrono Trigger (Square, 1995, SNES)
Music by Nobuo Uematsu, Noriko Matsueda, Yasunori Mitsuda
Songs:
"Frog's Theme"
Additional Game:
Final Fantasy IX (Square, 2000, PS1)
Music by Nobuo Uematsu
Songs:
"Melodies of Life ~ FINAL FANTASY"
"Rose of May"

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Genre:
Rock
Mood:
Instrumentation:
Electric Guitar, Synth
Additional:

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Chrono_Trigger_The_Knights_Come_Marching_Home_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
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MD5:
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Bitrate:
160Kbps
Duration:
2:32

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