ReMix: Mega Man X 'Dreams Come True'
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Star Salzman is the business. He did it with Chrono Trigger and now he's done it with Mega Man X - created a totally new song with original lyrics that builds a whole universe and story with amazing production, great writing, great singing (which is clearer here than with Robot), an excellent guitar solo that Protricity stepped in for a bit of an assist on, and, well.... this just kicks ass. There's nothing quite like an original song, complete with original lyrics, being built up in the way these tracks have been, and the way Game Over's classic Punch-Out! mix was - they achieve something different from non-vocal arrangements, go somewhere else. That's not to say they're better - I like to avoid quantitative analyses almost always in these write-ups, but it's not a question of preference, just the observation that these types of mixes are different and have a different effect. If done wrong, they have the potential to fail far more miserably, but when done right they're truly some kickass business. This ReMix joins that crowd with an 80's/90's synth/alterna rock aesthetic that's reminiscent again of E.L.O. with perhaps some late The Who/Pete Townsend similarities. There's a strong acoustic kit, Daft Punk style analog lead riffs, excellent and polished vocal processing with doubling, harmonies, and very meticulous panning and delays, a great piano progression intro, Ari's afforementioned ass-whooping solo circa 2'04", and much, much more. Star actually sent his submission email in the form of a Viagra spam mailing; lucky for ALL of us it wasn't filtered by Outlook (though I still prolly woulda caught it) - whether it can endow male listeners with larger members I would expect depends on who you are and how you listen to music, but it's damn great regardless. When at 0'49" there's the Nirvana-style "WELL" and it picks up, there's just some resplendent joy going on in a major way. Star Salzman, talented bastard that he is, even incorporates the Capcom logo sound right after contextually appropriate lyrics. I hate him. This is another stellar submission from a stellar ReMixer, one of the most conspicuous and superb Mega Man X mixes you'll hear, and will be permanently on my playlist as a I cruise in ma convertible this summer. In fact, if you live in the Northern Virginia area or vacation in Rehoboth Beach, you'll probably end up hearing it one way or the other :) Like its predecessor in spirit and partly execution, this mix comes very highly recommended. Appropriate title - a classic.
I for one really enjoyed the lyrics and always feel relieved when lyrics aren't too heavy or overly cryptic. This is tonally light, comic stuff that definitely doesn't diminish my enjoyment of the mix; if anything it enhances it.
As with the lyrics, the music is a pretty light, poppy affair, but with deceptively robust production values. While I wouldn't say it would fool me into thinking it was at professional level, it does sound BORDERLINE professional. Star's voice is always dependable, and Protricity's Midas touch doesn't go unnoticed.
I really enjoy this mix. Lots of creativity and attention to detail; it's cheeky, fun and an effortless showcase of mixing/singing talent. Love it.
- Marmiduke on October 6, 2012
The lyrics get stuck in your head, and the feel of it is perfect.
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- Crulex on February 10, 2010
From the sea of mediocre half finished songs that got through somehow, through the sludge of rearranged midi files that utterly lack origionality, through the songs that use the sound of a big production to mask the fact that it sucks.
THIS song stands among the true ReMixes. It dares to be less than serious.It doesn't try to be the song that is extra philisophical, or about some serious thing. It is above that, it shows passion even in the small things of life. It doesnt sound big, it IS big, a true salute to the lieks of JAXX, kLuTz, and Dale North.
And now my rant is over. *****
- Jabberbox on May 8, 2008
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- Kozmo on March 16, 2006
jessthemullet wrote: Star Salzman never ceases to amaze me. Just when I think he's outdone himself, he goes and does it again. This is a very good mix. In fact, it's one of the best here as far as originality goes. Top-notch work yet again by Star.
Mostly my opinion too. The Incredible Singing Robot was one of the hilarious lyricremix I've ever heard of, but it's also interesting when Star decides to do something more serious. It's just too bad I haven't discovered this gem sooner, something like this cannot just slip out of your hands.
Although I'm not the biggest fan of pop-music since the majority are boys singing about love, girls and....girls, I'm still not thinking about it when I'm listening to this. Star has picked up a very caring subject for us, the challenge to save the world in only 2 dimensional places. Although the lyrics are supposed to be about the importance of not needing to finish the game, Salzman also manages to throw in some humor in it too. I laughed so hard about the 9.99 part.
Then the music, it's popppish as popcorn alright, but the opening with the piano is niiiice. Star's voice is an important instrument, he actually has some real good talent, if were to play it on my school, they would NEVER think that this melody is from MegaMan. If they pay more attention to the lyrics maybe, but this is as many already said professional sounding popmusic. Indeed excellent work. The addings of electric guitar and Capcom preludes was sweeeeet, and this arrangement has just leaped up to my absolute greatest remix list.
Excellent...no....Marvelous....no.....Outstandingly well done Salzman!!!!
- Bummerdude on January 7, 2006
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- drewmaster on July 6, 2005
Pretty hard not to give this one a 10/10.
- Less Ashamed Of Self on June 10, 2005