ReMix: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 "Bluest Sky" 2:06

By Tim Sheehy

Arranging the music of one song...

"Sky Chase Zone"

Primary Game: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Sega, 1992, GEN), music by Masato Nakamura

Posted 2001-05-03, evaluated by djpretzel


Just check out the electric guitar sound in this awesome & beautiful track by Kaijin of the 'Sky Chase Zone' from Sonic 2. Sure, the whole ReMix is great, moving, well-orchestrated, yadda-yadda, but I think the guitar's take on the melody is my favorite portion. You've also got kick-ass winds, and similarly a 'light' and floating feel to Kaijin's Xenogears ReMix. His ReMixes, other than providing excellent ammunition for anyone who argues that soundfonts can sound VERY professional, tend to bring out the more dramatic and melodic elements of their original counterparts, with a really epic, sweeping feel. Can't dance to it, unless you're talking couples slow-dance, but it's great drivin' tunage for a breezy summer afternoon. Good thinkin' music, I dig it and you should too ^^

djpretzel

Discussion

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foxyshadis
on 2014-04-03 03:51:11

Well, it looks like this is long gone now. :( Does anyone have a copy of it?

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Crulex
on 2011-05-24 13:13:13

Soft, heavenly, serene.....yeah, this is such a good treat! I just love how it has the same peaceful style of the original and I could imagine nodding off to sleep with this playing in the background. Also, one of the few ReMixes where I think the shorter length is one of it's strengths. Cool.

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AcousticStoner
on 2009-11-16 23:17:10

Sonic 2 bluest sky is just awsome. I did this project lately taking dataistic pictures so i Used another camera to get film and playing this song with it works awsome. But of coarse i had to cut it short so people would try to find the full version here.

Anyone intrested in a visual to go along here. I hope you can enjoy this even more then you already do.

P.S to the artist Keep up the good work. even your newer stuff is great. I just have a childhood attachment to sonic music. Yours sticks out in a good way. Doesn't everyone agree? also i have the 2001 version.

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Scaredsim
on 2008-05-07 02:04:06

Damn... That's just awesome. Great work. :grin:

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OA
on 2008-05-07 00:48:28

Beautiful! Thanks so much for making a great track even better. :-)

I'm really glad I reviewed this and got some attention here. :-)

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OA
on 2008-05-06 12:14:03

The only 2 things that could be improved on this great mix to make it more enjoyable would be better lead samples (brass, sax, and guitar too), and a little less reverb. It seems like a lot, but really the mix is great, and i'm sure a lot of Sonic fans have had this one as a favorite for a long time.

The instrumentation itself is perfectly chosen, and the flow is super smooth. The short length makes the song very addictive as far as the repeat button is concerned, and the sunny atmosphere is very cheerful.

The drum rhythms are fantastic, especially when the little triangle-style instrument comes in.

Despite some flaws, I totally love this mix.

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MechaFone
on 2008-04-14 01:53:04

Short and sweet. At just two minutes six seconds, this is one of the songs that really got me into OCR. It was one of my favorite songs from Sonic 2 (which was my first console after the original NES) so I grew up a bit on Sonic. A lot of my love of this song is nostalgia, and the rest is pure, smooth skill, especially in that guitar solo. This mix will bring back memories for any oldschool Sonic fan, and for me at least, it does not disappoint.

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SillyJayJo
on 2006-10-25 05:57:13

Smooth reaaaaal smooth, man. I dig whole heartedly. Who needs to be fast and crazy all the time? Not me and neither does my music taste. The original wasn't even fast! This is a delightful little number.

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Bummer
on 2006-07-17 03:51:59

Although this is a slow and mellow remix, it still has enough speed so that you at least can bob your head along the rhytm. Three great instruments are in this piece, a saxophone, a piano, and an electric guitar. The rest of the musical void is being filled out with strings, drums and other necessary components so that there aren't any gaps anywhere.

The guitar sounds a little strange though, since it sounds like they've being played 500 metres away and is now only echoing. Almost the same thing can be said about the piano too, it feels like they were put at a long distance so that they wouldn't be able to ruin the calm feel this remix has.

Still, this arrangement really do soothe your nerves when you're listening to it. Nice work, Kaijin.

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kaijin
on 2006-03-29 15:28:05
Kaijin lacks in bass, as usual.

circa 2000.

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PaladinBeuton
on 2006-03-22 06:20:08

Kaijin lacks in bass, as usual.

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Pip is uh.....
on 2005-03-10 23:24:32

An excellent flowing peice. It almost makes you feel like your flying through the sky. Good stuff!

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MrNemo
on 2004-08-23 03:05:14

Very mellow, nice mix. You can tell the remixer is very talented and has stretched the tools he has to work with to their limits. Sounds like a career in J-Pop is what he needs! Quality material, but probably too much for those who can't appreciate a good sequence job (the cheesines of the song along with the simulated instruments might rub some the wrong way). Overall, excellent job indeed.

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Ken
on 2004-04-01 07:35:16

I'm for one, have to say I'm so glad someone made this remix.

Once in a while when I look up and see sunny blue skys, it bring back memories of this Sonic 2 song.

It reminds me of the golden days of gaming, childhood, and forgotten friends, when all was good and life was easy.

People who know me would say I never shed a tear for anything, but when I hear this song, it brings a tear to my eye. :oops:

Thank you Kaijin.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Sega, 1992, GEN)
Music by Masato Nakamura
Songs:
"Sky Chase Zone"

Tags (9)


Genre:
Experimental
Mood:
Chill, Happy, Jazzy
Instrumentation:
Electric Guitar, Piano, Saxophone
Additional:
Time > Duration: Short
Time > Tempo: Moderate

File Information


Name:
Sonic_the_Hedgehog_2_Bluest_Sky_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
3,108,600 bytes
MD5:
f2a2ecf7e04ed9c7dfac0a8cf5112474
Bitrate:
192Kbps
Duration:
2:06

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