ReMix: Wild Arms "Not Alone in the World" 2:52

By Dale North, jaxx

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Arranging the music of 2 songs...

"Alone in the World", "Town"

Primary Game: Wild Arms (Sony, 1997, PS1), music by Michiko Naruke

Posted 2003-02-13, evaluated by djpretzel


Not everyone has the time or interest to keep ReMixing forever, and eventually people are bound to move on to something new if that's what they think is best. Like every other cheesy anime says in one fashion or another, you got to make your own path. For a while now, and potentially indefinitely, Jaxx has given up remixing and music for a number of reasons and moved on to different shtuff. It wasn't a decision he made lightly, from the email he sent some of the mixers he's known, and it goes without saying that his unique, energetic contributions both have been missed and will continue to be. But like I said, there's no point in doing something out of obligation, or pressure , or as a means of escaping from other goals or responsibilities. I for one continue to find meaning and challenge in the ReMixing process, but that's just one person's drive and motivation, amongst many. Regardless, as it's long overdue, I'd like to give a personal shout out to Jaxx and thank him for his great contributions. This one is actually a co-op, with Jaxx's guitar and Dale's instrumentation forming a melodramatic but effectively emotional arrangement from Wild Arms. It's a soft, touching ballad with a soaring guitar lead over top, and as one of the last mixes Jaxx worked on seems a fitting "exit" ReMix if you will. This is fairly old, and as Dale mentioned in his email is not "crazy-technical", but it still highlights the respective talents of both ReMixers well. Recommended.

djpretzel

Discussion: Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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on 2009-12-30 22:47:45

Ah...

This reminds me of a music box from Paper Mario.

I can appreciate what it's trying to do, the going for a bittersweet saccharine heartfelt feel, and, imo, it tries a little too hard. It is pretty good and tries to keep things varied, but this just isn't quite my style. I do recommend giving it a listen though.

OA
on 2009-12-04 16:01:02

Absolutely stunning; I love mixes like this one that go straight for an emotional response. Everything about the arrangement of this source is both wistful and nostalgic, and the source really shines with the treatment. Nice guitar playing, delicate piano, and a 90's ballad drum style all combine to make a really good sound.

Recommended, I love this one.

Lucentas
on 2008-12-06 15:36:40

Both the piano and guitar are excellent, this is a wonderful piece.

Jabberbox
on 2007-12-08 20:19:39

2:16 made me cry

SynthesizedStampede
on 2007-11-10 14:11:04

This mix definitely is a keeper. I'm not familiar with the source tune, but all I can say is that the piano makes me melt. Beautiful work.

Flare4War
on 2007-11-08 00:54:18

Very beautifully done. If you haven't played WildArms you'll still love this arrangement. If you have played WildArms it will mean even more to you. It will make you nostalgic.

Jabberbox
on 2006-12-27 23:59:21

Oh Dear, I had already assumed I commented on this...

I really need to get more active in OCR...

anyways...

This ReMix is, as expected for me to say, AWESOME!!!!!!11!1!!11!!1!!!TWO!.

However, I am not prone to outbursts like that anymore...

so I will say this instead:

This piece of music is probably the most majestic combination of the energy of JAXX, and the orchestral GENIUS of one of my favorite artists, Dale North.

This ReMix is easily a top 3 on my lists, all of them.

This piece is the piece I recorded onto a CD and used as part of a valentines day present.

If I can entrust this to convey my affection, it is surely good enough to be used to reflect upon my deepest emotions with.

I am giving this ReMix a score of such value, it has no numerical value.

I am giving this my Quantum Harmony Award.

(I didn't make the picture.)

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in conclusion:

MAKE A BAND, GUYS!.

Baruch - Vampire Lord
on 2005-10-02 21:53:55

What an excellent way to say good buy. I can see it now...

The sun is beginning to dip below the hills as your friend turns to leave... your journey has been so long together, but now he must go, to travel unknown paths. As he crests the hill, you wave to each other, and the sun sets as he dissappears over the other side.

Good by. I have no idea who you are, but hopefully our paths will cross again some day through your music Jaxx.

This music has brought tears to my eyes.

Liontamer
on 2005-07-02 02:17:22

I liked the first more than the second half, as I get my chill bias going, but this was some nice work. Certainly not one to pass up...for the ladies! Nice stuff, Dale Pat.

DJPyromaniac
on 2005-01-19 09:24:16

OMG!!! It's brilliant..a masterpiece. As one or more of you may have mentioned actually having played the game makes this mix much more enjoyable..definitely two thumbs up dood.. awe inspiring work

Black Raven
on 2004-10-19 17:37:17

Wow...wow...wow...wow...wow...wow...wow...wow...wow...wow. And that would be the description of the context after i listened to this song. After reading DJP's review it made the song even better. One of the most heartfelt remixes i've ever heard and no more than "Wow" can describe it.If you're going to listen to this I'd suggest not resisting the urge for just sitting back, closing your eyes and, and having some sweet, quiet dreams

arias
on 2004-03-06 18:33:45

When I first heard this song, I almost cried. The piano had a very intricate and delicate melody that led to that incredible entrance by the electric guitar. It was a perfect blend, and just the RIGHT kind of sound that was needed to advance the song.

I think that this remix is much better than the original, which has its own merits but is unable to match up to the beautiful intensity of this remix. The progression, right from the entrance of the perfectly executed piano, the warm tone of the background, the electric guitar... and the only real flaw with this song is it's ending; and it really bothers me that the song could not end perfectly.

I like the concept of the guitar and piano ending together hand-in-hand which symbolises the idea of "Not Alone in this World".. As if they have found each other. But still, the ending doesn't do justice to this song.

Still, if this song represents the farewell of Jaxx (who I am not familiar with because I'm relatively unfamiliar with OCR), I think it is a great choice. The work done here is amazing.. I'd like to thank Jaxx and Dale North (who provided that delicate and perfect balance in instrumentation) for such a moving song..

Forget 'almost cried', I just did.

alchemist2001
on 2003-05-13 05:24:32

What a great song this is. When listen to it and thinking abt the game. It feel really wonderful and smooth. Tear almost drop when u listen to it a few time. Best to listen to it relaxing. God fantastic remix. Hopefully more remix like this will come out to smooth our heart and mind.

JesseFK
on 2003-04-16 14:03:36

Very good remix, loved the guitar how it is very distinguished, the piano flows really well. What can I say, it's a little short but other than that I can't find anything wrong with it.

Thanks,

Infinitipo
on 2003-04-15 01:16:31

Excellent song. To tell the truth, I really can't say anything bad about it.

Sources Arranged (2 Songs)


Primary Game:
Wild Arms (Sony, 1997, PS1)
Music by Michiko Naruke
Songs:
"Alone in the World"
"Town"

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