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OC ReMix "Best of" Series ~Final Fantasy VII


Phoenix Wynde
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Greetings!

I've been visiting this site for some time now and have quite a bit of the ReMixes offered, but was wondering, where are the "Greatest Hits", the "Best of" albums?

So, I took it upon myself to create the very first "Best of" album art and track listing and what better place to start with than Final Fantasy VII. I call it "The Best of OC ReMix: Final Fantasy VII: No ReMix is Final" compilation.

See, my idea is to have you fine folk (the ReMixers and guests) come together with some ideas and see if we could release compilation albums. Perhaps vote on what songs go on what album and so on.

We could also hold contests on designing the album art for said compilation. I'm not sure what the prizes would be, other than bragging rights, but it'd sure be fun to try it out.

The track listings featured on this album art are my very own personal choice, they don't have to be put together in this particular manner or even at all. It's just an idea of what this community could do as a team, but the tracks are pretty down right kick ass though.

Oh, I'm going to put this album art on my devianART page which in turn will attract many a new member (hopefully). The more attention this site receives, the better. After all, the ReMixers here are talented enough and deserve the spotlight if you ask me.

Now that I've let loose with my idea, I'm hoping to see a "Best of the 16 Bit Era" and "Best of the 32 Bit Era" compilation in the near future.

Any questions just contact me through my deviantART page.

www.phoenix-wynde.deviantart.com

Thanks for taking the time to read my post! Be sure to check out the album art at my deviantART page!

(Oh yeah, notice how sweet the redesign of the logo is, nice huh?)

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Here's why there's no official "best of" lists, and why stuff like that is discouraged. Not forbidden, anyone can make their own remix cds with their favorites. OCR's official position is that everything on the site is good. No rankings. No top lists. No "best of". That's why they're all judged.

To separate out the "best" mixes, even by a majority vote, would sway any new visitors towards those mixes and away from pieces that they might otherwise have enjoyed.

Beautiful artwork tho. Maybe you should ask project leaders if there's any need of album art and if they feel your style is appropriate for their project.

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Feel free to make your own unnofficial greatest hits compilations if thats what you want, but as Rozo said, there will never be an official one. The site isn't about whos the best/most popular.

The closest thing we have to a favourites list the ormgas radio streams votes, but the top track only has 500-ish votes, so I wouldn't call it definitive (Even though i loff Disco Dan).

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I couldn't agree more about someone or even a group of people actually being referred to as "best" as all music/genre is completely subjective to the listener's own likes/dislikes.

That's why I stated the tracks selected for the FFVII album were of my own personal taste, and even then it was a difficult task in selecting which ones to include as I love all genres of music and my collection is pretty huge.

Maybe I should have gone with a different approach; perhaps I should have suggested a compilation based on the popularity of the number of downloads received per song?

Then again, who's clocking in the number of downloads per song?

Well, my heart was in the right place, at least trying to become involved with this here community. I've been visiting OCR for years, absolutely love the site and will continue to support the efforts of the people here.

Thanks for taking the time to read and respond to my post, much appreciated.

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I'm pretty sure there's download counters of some description somewhere on-site, even if it's hidden to everyone except DJ Pretzel.

The Last.FM files are a bit hard to judge from, seeing as we have 4 different mirror uploads for every song on here, as well as some of them being on Last.FM.

I can see what you're trying to do, though, and I reckon it's not a bad idea. But everyone can pick their own favourites and download themfrom hearing some of the sample streams. The site's always been a non-profit one so i can't see that changing any time soon.

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Something I personally encourage you to do, as a fan more than as an aspiring remixer, is to find underappreciated games, composers, remixers, and most importantly, remixes, and gather an album of those. Rather than going with everyone favourite game, composer, and remixers, find a remix that nobody has listened to for years, from a game nobody has heard of for just about as long.

That is a project deserving attention on ocr. Dunno if a "most overlooked" album is much more preferable than a "best of" album, but I do feel it's more useful. :)

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Something I personally encourage you to do, as a fan more than as an aspiring remixer, is to find underappreciated games, composers, remixers, and most importantly, remixes, and gather an album of those. Rather than going with everyone favourite game, composer, and remixers, find a remix that nobody has listened to for years, from a game nobody has heard of for just about as long.

That is a project deserving attention on ocr. Dunno if a "most overlooked" album is much more preferable than a "best of" album, but I do feel it's more useful. :)

As of right now there are only two songs stuck in my melon that I'd absolutely love to see ReMixed: One is "Battle of the Holly" from Akumajo Dracula Best II (Disc 2), and the other is a song from Ultima: Quest of the Avatar (NES fame) which I don't know the name know of. But if you were to play the song in your head to actual lyrics, it'd sound like "here comes the piano player".

Odd, I know, but a good and catchy tune nonetheless. I believe it played whilst traversing the dungeons. Haven't heard it in years though, so not sure.

Oh, and I think a "Most Overlooked" album would definitely be more appropriate. I'll do some research and see what I can come up with, offer suggestions as I go along.

Thanks for your input, friend.

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Oh, and I think a "Most Overlooked" album would definitely be more appropriate. I'll do some research and see what I can come up with, offer suggestions as I go along.

Now this is a better idea, but I still think its an iffy idea.

It could be perceived as a big sign saying "no one likes these remixes". I still think the best way to go about appreciation is finding the songs with the least reviews and reviewing those, as is that random christmas tradition we do around here.

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Now this is a better idea, but I still think its an iffy idea.

It could be perceived as a big sign saying "no one likes these remixes". I still think the best way to go about appreciation is finding the songs with the least reviews and reviewing those, as is that random christmas tradition we do around here.

Ah, there's more than one way to gaze upon the setting Sun, my friend.

I don't think the immediate reaction would be that people wouldn't enjoy such a ReMix because it hasn't been done before or only one or two ReMixes previousy were released and left a bad taste in the yap.

I believe the idea of giving said tunes an overhaul will open many creative doors, not just to the listeners, but for the ReMixers as well. It all boils down to whether or not someone is willing to give a song a chance from the get-go.

Take a look at what DJ Pretzel did with Hillbilly Rodeo. I applaud him for that one. Now, if you had seen the look on my sister's face the day I had that tune blazing at full throttle and she had asked me "WTF are you listening to?", that's another story.

That just shows that any song can be worthy of a ReMix. Again, it depends on who's willing to take the time and energy to create it. If I knew what I were doing, I'd take a shot at it myself. Heck, I'd be ReMixing 24/7.

Anyway, I'll research what I can, offer up a list and maybe we can vote on what songs are deserving of a ReMix for an album. Hopefully others will provide a list as well.

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Oh sorry I misinterpreted the idea. I thought you were saying take the least listened to remixes and compile them. No idea how I managed to get that idea. I was probably skim reading as I shouldn't be using the net at work.

Yeah, taking overlooked sources or composers and remixing them is cool, no objections there.

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