ReMix: Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island 'Yoshi's Lullaby'
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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.
- SubNormal J3 on February 21, 2011
- Crulex on April 20, 2010
Lovely, this is an oldie that still resonates with me because of the awesome song it's based off of! :-)
- Emunator on December 11, 2009
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.. :-)
- OA on January 24, 2008
P.D.: How can you possibly ALMOST cry with McVaffe's talent ?
- rayearth05 on December 12, 2005
- chocokudos on August 29, 2005
- thealexfish on December 20, 2004
- Txai on December 18, 2004
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.
- Sauroposeidon on December 17, 2004
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.
- Lizz on September 22, 2004
- F'lar on July 16, 2004
- simplydefined on July 15, 2004
- Jasoco on June 23, 2004
When I have a child I will do the same for them to :)
It has a really great, peaceful sound.
A Perfect 10 :)
- bluebeetle on October 3, 2003
That having been said, [i]of course[/i] 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 [i]is[/i] an ending theme that sounds like a lullaby, can't really do much with that.
- Corporal Eschebone on July 15, 2003