ReMix: Christmas NiGHTS into dreams... 'Merry Little Christmas'
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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.
- WesternZypher on December 20, 2010
- Pachi Risu on November 13, 2009
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.
- OA on March 20, 2009
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.
- bladiator on June 11, 2008
- Echo on May 14, 2008
- maestermatt on July 5, 2005
- FlashX on December 28, 2004
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
- greenyoshieggz on December 27, 2004
- Linkjing Donuts on August 30, 2004
- Less Ashamed Of Self on August 30, 2004
- DragonFireKai on August 25, 2004
- Sefy on August 24, 2004
Excellent work, Dale.
- Corporal Eschebone on August 24, 2004
- Vash the Stampede on May 8, 2004
- -RK- on March 24, 2004