ReMix: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 'SoS'
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Newcomer SAiNT 420, aka Jeff Little, posted this snazzy acoustic/electric guitar arrangement from Zelda 64 over on the Minibosses forums, and was met with suggestions that he submit it here, which thankfully he did. Though it's mixed a little low, and the solo that makes up the bulk of the middle of the track gets into Jerry Garcia levels of continuous, running passages, nevertheless the playing is superb and the wah guitar solo towards the conclusion alone is worth the price of admission. Introing with just acoustic guitar strumming, at 0'20" an acoustic lead solo comes in over that and you know straight out that - especially if you're a guitar buff - this is going to be an enjoyable ride. Fuzz electric comes in circa 1'17" in an extended lead that has its ups and downs - in the beginning, the fresh timbral addition to the existing acoustic texture is welcome, and the seemingly improvised playing is creative in its meandering. It does go on a bit; whether you're still into it by the time we get to the wah guitar will depend largely on your tolerance or predilection towards extended guitar solos. I prefer a bit shorter length, and some of the more chromatic passages here struck some odd tonality, but the majority was an enjoyable, mellow groove. Like many, I'm a sucker for a good cry-baby wah-guitar solo, and at 3'10" that's exactly what we get, as Jeff concludes this collage of guitar flavors with a really smooth wah solo that soars up and down with style to spare. The core melody is thankfully brought back in immediately afterwards, to remind us that this is not only an extended showmanship of guitar skills, but also a rather creative, interpretive ReMix of Zelda 64. Some excellent playing here, with a variety of guitar styles in full effect. Though to hear such playing matched with a fuller arrangement that played more on the original material would be wonderful, nevertheless this piece works on a standalone basis as a good extension of Kondo's composition into the realm of the fretted, both plugged and unplugged. Good stuff.
- MechaFone on December 12, 2010
And I didn't find it too long at all. Because the soloing rarely repeats itself it flies by.
- Nearly on December 12, 2010
While I can't blame some people for not liking it, imo it one of the best on here. It was also one of the first mixes I ever heard.
- MajoraLon on July 14, 2010
Can't say i'm a fan, sorry. :-(
- OA on December 10, 2009
Socrates: Check over the [URL="http://www.ocremix.org/info/Content_Policy"]Content Policy[/URL] to see if that answers your question.
- Emunator on October 12, 2009
- socrates271 on October 12, 2009
- duane on July 17, 2009
- lady zelda on May 11, 2006
What more could you possibly ask for?
- Geoffrey Taucer on May 10, 2006
edit: I take back what I said about the mixing and stuff. Maybe I just had the volume to high on my headphone's volume control thingy. It's actually perfect.
- Radiowar on May 10, 2006
With that said, you guys [i]definitely[/i] need to check out SAiNT's homepage: http://mywebpages.comcast.net/saint420. He took the time to actually remaster this track. Although the basic structure is still the same and there will inevitably still be complaints of rambling notes, SAiNT ups the production factor by no less than 10x. The lead guitar is re-EQed, the track is remastered at a super-high bitrate, drums and a bass are added, the SoS theme is revisted more flavorfully after the 2nd solo, and the song finishes on a strong ending. This should have been the definitive version posted to OCR. Grab this now, before yet another independent artist's webpage goes the wayside of the 404 error.
By the way, also grab his Duck Tales remix there while your at it. Somewhat coarse on the drums, but good nonetheless.
SAiNT, I didn't think much of your playing before, due mostly to the aforementioned issues on the original lackluster recording, but my opinion has done a 180 U-turn since. If you ever read this, keep churning out the good stuff. Props.
- MrBogus on November 26, 2005
- Magical Ninja on August 19, 2005
- Final_metroid on August 17, 2005
Ever since I started listening to OC-remixes a good version of Song of Storms from zelda 64 (togeter with a good version of sarias song , still waitn') was all I wanted to hear to get nostalgic.
FINALLY someone has done it, and man SAiNT 420 did it GOOD!
I've listened through this eight bazillion times by now and the only thing I can say about that is NOT positive is the first distorted guitar solo is kinda hard to listen to.
Otherwise this is one of my all time favorites, maybe bexause I'm a guitarist and zelda lover but admit it, it IS catchy.
Good call SAiNT!
BTW, I surfed in on his website and find a version with drums and synth that was even better :O listen to that one!
Maybe SAiNT can change this one to the full arrangement over time?
Anyways, good remix, listen if you've played zelda OoT, otherwise.. listen anyway :P
- anosou on May 26, 2005
- The_Wind_Waker8 on January 14, 2005