ReMix: NiGHTS into dreams... 'Merry Little Christmas'

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NiGHTS into dreams...

And to all a good night. As 2001 winds down and Christmas approaches, I've been going over the many tracks OC ReMix has seen the past year, enjoying each and remembering the context in which it was posted. It's been a weird year, in some ways good and in some ways bad, but every single ReMix made me smile. Just in time for the humdinger of holidays, Dale gives us a nice instrumental easy-listening Christmas ReMix from Christmas NiGHTS, Sega's holiday edition of their wonderful 3d flying adventure. Piano, obligatory sleigh bell, bell pads, electric piano, and a sentimentally vibrato violin highlight the piece, which captures the laid-back, warm spirit of the holiday well I think. Break out some egg nog, and after you've expired whatever arsenal of Christmas music you have (I'm a Bing man, myself), make sure to leave some space on the playlist for this one. Nice.

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Discussion: Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
WesternZypher
on 2010-12-20 12:46:17
A lovely little tune. Thanks for creating this!
Pachi Risu
on 2009-11-13 13:19:44
Wonderful.
OA
on 2009-03-20 10:15:35
Someday I'm going to meet Dale North and give him a super enthusiastic high five, followed by a kind of awkward silence.
The intro to this is beautiful. I love the piano sound, I love the backing strings, I love the percussive touches. I love the delicate nuances throughout. This is basically the perfect ballad sound for me, and one of my favorite mixes by Dale. It's inspired me (though probably not that obviously) in a lot of my own music, and I could (and have) listen to this track for hours on end.
Absolutely love it.
bladiator
on 2008-06-11 14:42:57
On my trip through 1-1000, when I hit this piece I knew exactly who wrote it due to his fanaticism about x-mas music and video game remixes.
Once again, even being a non-Christmas keeping kinda guy, I always really enjoy these mixes. This one is very much a distinct rift between the video game theme and the "Merry Little Christmas" theme. That being said, it's some real smooth stuff. Early on the violin melody floating above the other accompaniment struck me instantly as a trumpet, and when I finally realized it was a violin, I found myself wishing it WERE a trumpet. Ah, samples in 2001 aren't what they've become!
Then near the end with the slow wind down with a one-note piano melody playing the lead and the e. piano playing backup ... that is just so relaxing. Another great piece by Dale, and an oldie too! Glad I came across it.
Even as a curmudgeony old non-Christmas guy.
Echo
on 2008-05-14 04:31:53
Very beautiful and all around a great song. Style is definitely Dale North and instrumentation is of high quality, I especially like the piano.
maestermatt
on 2005-07-05 10:07:10
it makes me all warm and tingly inside. i would play this song for xmas if i have company over. or for the heck of it i will listen to it even if it is not xmas.
FlashX
on 2004-12-28 04:34:49
out of all the remixs on this site this song is among one of the top songs in my books. i just wish that there was a version without the christmas theme in it, that way i could listen to it all year round without anyone looking at me funny - lol
greenyoshieggz
on 2004-12-27 09:15:44
:) very very nice song. Piano sounds gr8 :!: wish it was a little extended in time though. Still a wonderful Christmas piece.
9.97/10 Sweet
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Linkjing Donuts
on 2004-08-30 23:37:10
this is by far my favorite, if not, second favorite holiday song on OCR. very nice
Less Ashamed Of Self
on 2004-08-30 18:57:59
North san: o daiski.
DragonFireKai
on 2004-08-25 12:17:04
I love christmas songs, don't really know why, but I love 'em.
Sefy
on 2004-08-24 17:51:04
I agree with all of you, this ReMix is awesome. :) I feel relaxed when I hear this song, and It's reminds me the day that I heard it for the 1st time: The day that my girlfriend apologized herself (She was angry with me) :cry:
Corporal Eschebone
on 2004-08-24 17:32:23
This is an impressive and amazing track - Slow and chilled. I swear, this could go into one o' them Christmas movies easy. I fell in love with the piano the second I heard it, and the bells add a fitting touch. You really know how to put this kind of stuff together.
Excellent work, Dale.
Vash the Stampede
on 2004-05-08 14:53:08
Dale, you know EXACTLY what it takes to make the AWESOME Christmas ReMixs!!!!!! I love it man, Beautiful work!!! :D
-RK-
on 2004-03-24 20:04:33
This has to be the best christmas song EVER! I loved the not too soft, not too strong strings. I also liked at the end when he put in a part from "Have Yourself a Merry Litle Christmas." Wow. Only bad thing is being able to wait until next Christmas :wink: