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.


Discussion: Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2014-12-25 00:05:48
This remix is still a delight even after all the years...
on 2010-12-20 12:46:17
A lovely little tune. Thanks for creating this!
Pachi Risu
on 2009-11-13 13:19:44
on 2009-03-20 10:15:35
Someday Im 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. Its 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.
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, its 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 arent what theyve 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.
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.
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.
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
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

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.
on 2004-08-25 12:17:04
I love christmas songs, dont really know why, but I love em.
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 Its 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