ReMix: Final Fantasy X 'To Zanarkand Once Again'
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Trptcox makes his OC ReMix debut with a stunningly beautiful FFX arrangement that lovers of good orchestral / instrumental works should definitely dig. According to his bio, Trptcox uses primarily Finale to sequence, which is a little unique as it's commonly used as a notation app, but if these are the results, I'm not knocking it! Beautiful harp, pizzicato, strings, oboe, piano, and a generous spackling of assorted brass all play immaculately and complimentarily with one another in this ReMix that is at times soaringly beautiful and at other times delicately introspective. ALL samples used are very high quality - that alone doesn't make a mix great, but it certainly don't hurt, and it's clear the ReMixer in question knows to how to capitalize on the dynamics of a well-sampled soundset to make the emulations believable and emotive. This one's a no-brainer for fans of FF and lush classical arrangements, which is a pretty wide demographic, and even if it doesn't perchance include you, I recommend making an exception and checking this piece out - it flows through all the ups and downs and tempo changes that a major motion picture soundtrack's overture would, and does so with class and care. Highly recommended.
I, however, can't believe what I'm hearing in this remix. My favourite song, completely butchered. While I may stand alone in this topic, and while it is merely my opinion, I had to say it, since it was the first OCremix song I hated, and I still do. Don't get me wrong, there's a crap load of talent coming from your area, but this was nothing like a good song to me.
- cremdogz on July 30, 2009
- yosefu on April 14, 2009
I love the theme though, and this does it a service, but it's so close to the original.
- OA on March 26, 2009
- halc on December 11, 2008
- I_Love_OC_ReMixes on December 24, 2005
- SakakiAzu on November 12, 2005
blitzer_tidus wrote: This remix rivals with the orchestral version of To Zanarkand that the Final Fantasy Orchestra performs.
I think I know that track, that one is very similar to this one, unfortunately too similar, it was like listening to the original. If Russel puts some more instruments in this, he can do some real cool things, but with just strings, harp and flutes there´s no big changes, even drums would help a bit. Anyhow, good song. Add some more and it will be majestic.
- Bummerdude on October 3, 2005
- blitzer_tidus on June 25, 2005
At the beginning, the flutes seem slightly flat the second they start each note and are instantly back on key just after that split second. At about 1:25, the french horn part sounds sort of out of place. That's all of the flaws. I REALLY liked the piano at the end though. Overall, I think this is a wonderful remix and is worth downloading.
- Smartalec on October 20, 2004
[b]8/10[/b] in my book.
- Krythan on July 28, 2004
Peaceful and calm ,gets better with each listening.
Maybe just a bit too close to the original this one.
- RimFrost the Tourianist on July 24, 2004
- Citan119 on July 23, 2004
- Vash the Stampede on May 8, 2004
- sonofsam on March 11, 2004
Well, ever since this one came up, i've repeatedly cloned it onto the playlist so that it comes up just about every other song. It's just...great. Well, "great" is not strong enough of a word. I think ssjtoo said it best:
ssjtoo wrote: HOLY (Beep), this is (Beepen) Awesome. Great (Beepen) job.
- Xerol Oplan on December 25, 2003