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OCR02007 - Donkey Kong Country 2 "Rare Respite"

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One of my favs off of the project. Well thought out with emotional displays of sonic goodness utilising simplistic means. Kudos Mr. Burns. :)

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The original is maybe my favorite off the DKC2 soundtrack, and I think Patrick did it complete justice here. This is an energetic, inspired, and heartfelt arrangement. My definite favorite from the ones I've heard off the project so far.

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I'm reposting my decision comments since I liked them and they weren't used in the write-up:

The second section of Enya's "Shepard Moons" is almost a dead ringer for your piano intro. The same slow, graceful mood, some of the same notes even. That's just the start of great comparisons I can make with your song. It's a wonderfully playful and colorful arrangement that recalls a lot of world music I love, thanks to the myriad instruments you employ. It seems like you spent a lot of time getting each part to sound right, and it really adds up. The writing is superb, weaving Jib Jig and your original additions seamlessly. Really, I can't say enough good things about this arrangement - fantastic.

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This is what I could expect from Patrick, awesomeness. The instruments used are bringing another dimension to the song although it respects it perfectly. My favorite with Fishy's one. Great work!

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I really like this remix but has anyone else noticed the sneaky "phone rings" in the background? You can hear one quite clearly at 1:15 which kept turning me round to my phone until I realised it was part of the track.

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Beautiful. Really hooked me with this one, Patrick. I'm a sucker for sea shanty-like beats and celtic vibes, and the flute brought it all together. I really think you got the overall feeling of a ship sailing the open waves. A nice light tune to end the flood. Well done, me matey! 8-)

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This is my favorite track from the new album. The sounds and production are fantastic, as are the performances. It doesn't stray too far away from the source, which was great to begin with. This pushes the boundaries of what should be expected from a remix, and sets the bar extremely high.

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Wait, I haven't commented on this yet? Time to fix that!

Excellent track, easily among my favorites on the project. Great production, great arrangement, everything about this track is great.

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Rare Respite along with Backwards Room were my two favorites from the album. This track did an excellent job at enhancing the feeling of the original tune. Simply amazing.

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I'm glad you all like this track so much. It really is a great source tune; when I saw that it hadn't been claimed on the project, I immediately rushed through the registration on our "secret" forum to claim it. Thanks, Dave Wise, for such an awesome ditty.

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My only qualm with this mix is that it ends! I love it. Although the ending does get me pumped up, it suddenly gets all fast and exciting and I start subconsciously dancing in my seat, then it abruptly ends, like it's taunting me...

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Not too sure what the policy is on stuff like this but would there be any possibility of getting something similar to a tab/sheet for this? I would just love to play it on the piano.

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