ReMix: Final Fantasy VII "Otanjoubi Cid" 4:58

By FFmusic Dj

Arranging the music of one song...

"Cid's Theme"

Primary Game: Final Fantasy VII (Sony, 1997, PS1), music by Nobuo Uematsu

Posted 2002-11-07, evaluated by djpretzel


Posting this a little late, with apologies to Haroon aka FFmusic Dj, as it was for his friend's birthday on the 3rd. Happy Birthday, friend of Haroon! Or should I say, Otanjoubi Omedetou! FFMusic Dj does a little vocal work at the very beginning . . . uhhh . . . yeah, I guess you could call it that. I think he was trying for a falsetto southern accent, though anyone's guess is as good as mine :) It's just a lil happy b-day message, but it loops at the end and sets the tempo for the piece, which in other aspects is your typical Haroon trance work - in other words, good stuff. Starting off good and early with a hard kick drum and lovely rolling hi-hat pattern amidst ambient electronic industrial sweeps, things break away for the first iteration of the main melody, then come back in full force - you know the drill - with reverb-drenched trance synths that soar upwards and a thumping, undulating bed of beats and bass (pardon my alliteration.) Haroon's been doing Squaresoft trance for quite some time now, so chances are you've heard his work and know basically what to expect. While I'd love to hear him try some downbeat or ambient, he's proven a natural predilection for trance, and excels at it. Recommended listening for anyone that's into squaretronica ^^

djpretzel

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OA
on 2010-06-08 12:51:21

I loved the birthday wish at the beginning, and the track itself was really nice- I love the source that is really enthusiastic and bombastic, and this mix really does it justice. I would like to hear the lead instrument switched up a little, maybe pass it off to a twinkling piano or something for a bit, but overall I really enjoyed this track. Great work! :D

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Marmiduke
on 2010-01-08 09:13:27

It's such a shame that the intro to this mix, which really has nothing to do with the music itself, has garnered most of the attention of listeners over the years. Because really, this is all about the music. It's amazing, addictive trance. FFMusic Dj proves he is a well-oiled techno machine that pumps out pristine product like noone else.

Very melodic output done very well. It's a heavyweight theme given the heavyweight treatment, which is bound to not be what everyone is after. And yeah, it's probably right to point out it has a fairly oddball-esque segregated intro. Which I happen to enjoy and get a smile over every time I hear it. But to let a non-contextual prologue deflate your positivity towards this excellent mix would be a big mistake, not to mention idiotic beyond belief.

This mix deserves better than to be sideshowed.

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Polo
on 2009-04-04 07:47:37

When an anthemic song like Cid's is molded in the sweeping style of trance, it's the epitome of "emotionally charged." This mix seems to illustrate Cid's hopes and dreams in a larger-than-life scenario, kinda like this...

1:08 - The sweeps set the stage: the sky. Infinite, changing, looming... and out of reach.

1:49 - Cid has his sights on the sky, determination growing in his heart.

2:18 - He prepares and revs up the Highwind...

2:47 - ...and it takes off, rapidly gaining air and speed.

3:14 - Pilot and airship glide all around the world.

3:42 - Another round-trip commences...

3:55 - ...and the pilot pushes his vehicle into hyperdrive. Pigeons and seagulls perish in the spinning blades of death. But Cid pays them no mind as he stands on the airship's carapace.

4:22 - As the Highwind flies higher and faster than before, Cid LEAPS with the most majestic Dragoon jump ever, piercing clouds with his spear and reaching outer space in a superhuman ball of fire. From the ground, one can see him briefly shine and fade like a star.

In sum, FFmusic Dj boosts the source's potential so naturally it becomes ever more solid and epic.

(Also, if you listen closely, that Southern falsetto is singing the first 9 notes of Cid's theme. Just so you know.)

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Fyrebhaal
on 2006-11-14 09:50:34

I love the intro to this remix. it made me laugh. Then theres that bass kick, which is awesome. but my favorite part has to be the actual synth line of cid's theme, when it get's mixed in with everything else.

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ChaosofRuin
on 2006-11-13 19:47:51

the intro is smexii

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Lumina
on 2006-06-23 02:16:33

I don't see what the problem with the intro is, to be perfectly honest, it cheers me up every time I hear it. In fact, if I'm ever feeling down, I know what to listen to now. It's a great laugh, and it definately adds to the overall happy-go lucky feel of the song. You've definately got guts, that much I can tell you. How you pulled off that high pitched voice is beyond me, and with the silly attempt at a southern accent - well, what else can I say, it's an instant classic with me. Besides that, the music itself is just a good of a listen. Turn your nose to those who can't take a joke and keep making some great trance music. ^^

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Omega_Nexus
on 2006-06-18 06:16:48

Man, this was my first big find on this site, and instantly fell in love with it. The original worked well to portray the situation in the game, and now someone brings a reality to the music. It has inspired me to transcribe it to my guitar :D

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lady zelda
on 2006-01-27 16:19:26

What can I say? This is techno at its best! You keep the party going while still maintaining the grand elaborate tune that is Cid's theme. That was an interesting incorporation (for lack of a better term) of that voice at the beginning into the mix. Overall, gotta love it.

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Bummer
on 2005-10-18 02:56:01
I simply... do not... understand what ... people like ... about his music.

And you never will...

I still cannot think of how FFMDJ managed to make such a bright voice in the beginning, but hey, the remix is all good. This is a full-speed techno/trance/disco madness remix, and I found it very great. He used some popular synths that some of us recognize from other trance hits, but that doesn´t mean you can still use them. May be a little repetive, but it was first at the third time I noticed that. Nice stuff FFMDJ, Cid deserved to let some out.

GUESS WHAT? I JUST GAVE YOU A REVIEW!

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YearXero
on 2005-10-01 02:58:44

Nice work by the FFDJ. Cid's Theme is and always will be one of my fave FFVII themes, and this is a great trance version. Love the intro, too, I always mouth it and sing along when I listen to this one. No cuts from the cloudsNashes end, just straight listening to great skillz. BOOYAH!!

BTW, I like your stuff a lot too, Proti, you have your fans, and FFDJ has his

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Muvon53
on 2005-09-23 06:45:35

From beginning to end a cool ReMix.

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Spekkio64
on 2005-07-16 06:15:13

the intro is totally stupid and out of place, however the rest of the song is pretty cool.

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zell945
on 2004-10-31 14:10:06

I finally found it!!!!!! i heard this tune once ages ago like three years or so (don't know if it's the same trance cover) and fell in love with it!!!!! i hunted the web for it and i finally found it!!!! YAY!!!!! the intro is understandable due to the context all in all i love it love it love it!!!! :D

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The Xyco
on 2004-08-03 23:17:29

Other than what I will say is the coolest intro I've yet to hear here on OCR, this mix also has some strange, cosmic link to me, as my birthday, incidentally, is November 3rd. Weird.

Anyway, this mix has alot going for it. I don't think this is a good song to get people into trance though, as said before, it's an aquired taste. The upbeat feeling is also sort of dimished with the repetitiion, but over all is a good piece.

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DragonFireKai
on 2004-04-30 23:06:43

I know a lot of you hate the intro. I find it original, a little drawn out, but original. It would be great if it was about 3 seconds shorter, but the actual trance is pure gold. thank you FF music DJ.

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Primary Game:
Final Fantasy VII (Sony, 1997, PS1)
Music by Nobuo Uematsu
Songs:
"Cid's Theme"

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