Deep, rich arrangement from Mr. Hudson, who shows himself to be a man of versatility with a great instrumental arrangement from Mitsuda's immortal Xenogears soundtrack. Classical guitar, strings, oboe, and some very well-done rhumba percussion that makes the piece memorable and unique without sounding weird or out of place - nice chromatic touches, shakers, and also fantastic cymbal swells and crashes. Very lush and complete - a ReMix you can listen to multiple times just to amuse yourself picking out each of the (high quality) constituent elements. A definite winner, very polished, professional, but still emotive. Highly recommended.
There is some very nice writing in this, and it's supported nicely
by some fun percussion. I feel like the oboe sound is a little thin
on its own, but when it's supported it sounds much better.
Very pretty, energetic, and a nice listen. Check this one out.- DragonAvenger on December 6, 2009
Beautiful work. It has a nice busy sound to it without cluttering
things up, thanks to that clockwork style OA already noted. Highly
enjoyable, quite relaxing, yet fortunately not relaxing to the
point where it puts you to sleep. Unfortunately, it does get
repetitive around 2:30, as we've heard that part before. That
criticism aside, there's nothing I don't like about it.- Rozovian on February 20, 2009
Who knew. The remixer responsible for Broken Mirror Reflection is
also behind this, thus making you the creator of 2/3 of my favorite
Xenogears mixes. The source is my favorite track from the Xenogears
soundtrack, and this mix takes it places I could previously only
dream of. It's absolutely beautiful and without flaw.- Duo on May 3, 2007
Though the remix starts out in cover territory, it quickly shifts
to an almost clockwork style of writing, with lots of interesting
and well-placed percussion and pizzicato strings.
Especially nice is the piano in the background providing the chords
and the occasional counterpoint with the right hand.
The oboe and string leads are slightly synthetic, but good enough
to not bring the mix down.
The source tune is beautiful, and this mix improves upon it in many
ways, while adding a distinctly different feel. Highly recommended,
and one that I somehow overlooked when it was first released.- OA on December 18, 2006
Definitely a great remix. I haven't had the benefit of hearing the
original song, so the rhumba interpretation doesn't bother me at
all - I rather like the flavor it brings to the song.
I've got it burned on a CD, among other remixes, and it's loaded up
in my car's CD player as I type this. Very nice work.
I'm pleased to have stumbled across Jared's work - it's very
refined. I used to follow AE pretty closely (love those Mega Man
tunes), but since I downloaded the Metal Gear Solid 2 remix that
Jared did, I went and grabbed his other pieces.
Primo stuff.- Variable on February 29, 2004
I like! :D Moving, somewhat uplifting, and unique. Good stuff. 8)- kirbenvost on February 2, 2004
Wow! 8O :wink: Simply great! :D Except maybe for that rhumba
drumbeat, wich at my opinion, doesn't fit very well with the
atmosphere of the original music :? , this remix is very moving!
:cry: :) But well! :roll: At least, it's that beat that stop me
from crying like a baby like I do each time I've heard that music
in the game! :oops: :wink: Good work Jared and keep up sending good
remixes like you always do! :P
A heart with no feelings have no hope or dreams! -Tiberiansam-
- Tiberiansam on November 7, 2003
Interesting interpretation. I didn't like it initially (mostly due
to the drumbeat) but it grew on me.- Isk on October 31, 2003
I like this song a lot. I haven't posted a review about it even
though it's been here for the better part of a year. Actually, I'm
going to admit that this is in my top 5 lists of not only ReMixes,
but songs altogether. It might be #1, I still haven't decided yet.
It's a fine line. But I really enjoy this. I've been with OCRemix
since just about it's beginning (back when they had the orange
background), so that's a pretty bold statement from me, not
something you'll hear often. That instrument in the background (I
can't identify it) is really cool, it sounds like something in the
Robotrek soundtrack (you'll know it when you hear it, just turn on
the game, it should be in the opening). I really like how, when the
percussion comes in, you get a nice 5/4 feel without the song
actually being in 5/4. You know.... 5/4..... 123, 12, 12, 123, 123,
12, 12, 123. But the 123 part are triplets so it's not actually
5/4. Great song. I apoloize for not using more vivid imagery for my
awe of this song, I just can't find the right words to do this
masterpiece justice- Ko Digga on February 5, 2003
This is my 10th post now ... and my second for this game today
(jeezus it's that's good). I like this one, making a fine addition
to my growing collection of remixes from this game. Very good
vareity of instruments, and blending. It comes together very nicely
producing something I doubt you could find anywhere else aside from
this game ... probably LoD, but that's personal favorites in
effect. I say congrats on this mix, and wish I had of heard the
music from this game sooner. BTW, I like what I have heard by this
guy for the 2 KI remixes I have by him, now it's 4 tracks. Sample
new stuff and don't be afraid of an odd track here or there.- ZidaRose on February 5, 2003
I have said this many, many times in the past, but Xenogears, in my
opinion has the best sountrack ever. At one point, a few years ago,
this was my favorite song. Well not anymore, but now that I have
heard this remix, my heart once again loves the touching melody.
This one is also far better then the original. The background fits
perfectly with the notes of the main meldoy. It ads a power to it,
and it has more emotion then the original.- Moiraine on January 22, 2003
I'm new here and I have only one word to say about this remix and
all of his remixes:
[b]AWSOME[/b]- MNZeba on September 15, 2002
Well, glad you liked it, but DAYAMN! This song only got 1 review?
It's been here for like 5 months! WOW! Anyone want to be a nice ol
chap and give a review? Thanks!- Jared Hudson on August 30, 2002
Xenogears 'Uncaptured Jewel'
Very moving and creative take on this song. Though the samples
could have been a bit better to give the African sections an extra
punch that they really could have used, I would overall really
recommend this remix.- orkybash on May 26, 2002