ReMix: Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island 'Yoshi's Lullaby'

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Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island

Wow - I know this wasn't intended as a Christmas ReMix, but it is so peaceful, beautiful, and delicate that it's perfect for this time of year. McVaffe takes on a slower, more emotional persona with this Yoshi's Island ReMix of the theme that plays most memorably during the game's conclusion. Fantastic piano, harp, oboe, and strings all are woven immaculately into a very flowing, human composition that to me at least is perfect tunage for sitting in the dark by the christmas tree, menorah, fire, or whatever glowing seasonal object you happen to have available, and enjoying the spirit of receiving shit for free. Wait, that came out wrong. Joking aside, this is a great track, one of McVaffe's more unique and intricate works, and lord knows that's saying a lot. In a sad way, it reminds me of the death of 2D, as Yoshi's Island looks like it'll be one of the last great 2D platformers - a masterpiece that hopefully won't be forgotten as gaming gets more and more advanced and technical. Regardless, it's the right ReMix at the right time, and builds both emotionally and intelligently on the original. Great.

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Discussion: Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
SubNormal J3
on 2011-02-21 01:21:47
Absolutely beautiful arrangement. Like djp said, the instrumentation works very well. Peaceful and easy on the ears. Excellent transition at 2:20.
Crulex
on 2010-04-20 20:26:54
Very beautiful track. I always wanted to make or find a music box that played this so I could play it for the little ones. You know, it bugs me because I could have sworn that the original was based off of a real lullaby, but I can't think of the name for the life of me. The piano work done on this track is very fitting for a relaxing piece like this.
Emunator
on 2009-12-11 20:51:56
Great treatment of an absolutely wonderful, underrated source tune. It sticks pretty close to the original, but McVaffe made it his own in some subtle ways. I love the articulation on the piano, which really gives it the same epic, flighty quality that the original hand.
Lovely, this is an oldie that still resonates with me because of the awesome song it's based off of! :-)
OA
on 2008-01-24 18:00:07
Pretty standard but still very peaceful, this mix definitely evokes bedtime. -_-zzz
The solo harp was sounding kindof weak to me; it was well humanized but the sample lacked any sort of specific character. Once the piano came in, I was feeling it a lot more.
It's actually pretty difficult to pull off a mix like this and get an immediate reaction, as it is a track that requires a very distinct mindset from the listener. Mcvaffe, however is more than up to the challenge, and as a whole the track works very well. Now it's time for a nap.. :-)
rayearth05
on 2005-12-12 07:09:46
There are a lot of us (until a while ago) that do not post reviews but that definitely appreciate McVaffe talent not only seen in this song, but in all of the ones he has done so far. All his songs deserve a straight 10 and to be honest, a place in heaven, for his beautiful music, McVaffe you are the best man!
P.D.: How can you possibly ALMOST cry with McVaffe's talent ?
chocokudos
on 2005-08-29 17:10:34
This song.. I love it. It`s so nice and soft, and honestly, I almost cried. This is instantly one of my favorites.
thealexfish
on 2004-12-20 00:04:13
this song i loved and it kicks ass!
Txai
on 2004-12-18 16:16:07
I liked Yoshi's island. This remix is very good to the ears because that is calm and pretty. The harp is pleasant. The piano also. These remixes of McVaffe are excellents !
Sauroposeidon
on 2004-12-17 19:32:01
I think I first downloaded this song last year...regardless, it seems particularly fitting, now & again, as we're approaching yet another new year.
I'd dare to say that the Lullaby might just be one of the best remixes at OCR, despite my not remembering the original tune that well at all.
Lizz
on 2004-09-22 22:24:03
McVaffe, you are the man. This remix is so calming and beautiful.
When I couldn't fall asleep one night, I listened to it. And woke up the next morning with my iPod's battery drained... :(
A wonderful mix, download if you like quiet happy music.
F'lar
on 2004-07-16 00:30:59
Wow. Beautiful, peaceful, calming, it's great. I love it. I give it a 9 out of ten
simplydefined
on 2004-07-15 14:39:06
Never have I played this Yoshi's Island that you speak of, HOWEVER this remix by the almighty McVaffe just happens to just so moving to me, despite the fact that I don't know the meaning of the theme (usually, one has to play the game to understand its meaning, in my pov). McVaffe rocks!!!
Jasoco
on 2004-06-23 17:17:03
I have always loved the music from this game. This is one of my favorite ending themes. This remix is very well done.
bluebeetle
on 2003-10-03 11:43:14
I always Play this somg before I goes to bed.
When I have a child I will do the same for them to :)
It has a really great, peaceful sound.
A Perfect 10 :)
Corporal Eschebone
on 2003-07-15 02:41:33
My only gripe is that it sounds too much like the original.
That having been said, of course it's going to keep the original feel of the song. I liked the original, and still do [perhaps a little too much for a 14-year-old]. I really don't think he could have done much more with it tho, it is an ending theme that sounds like a lullaby, can't really do much with that.