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OCR02023 - Final Fantasy VIII "Shine Tonight"

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you know what i need,

some time away to get some air

i just can’t stay

you know what i think,

i oughta be chasing my dreams and you’re bringin’ me down

i’ve lost my way

she’s like the stars above

you know she’ll burn in your heart forever

she sings her song and she will

shine tonight

she’ll light up the whole sky like fire

when her heart sings out she’ll know

you know what i miss

those days they were just you and me

they’ve got me holdin’ on to those fragments of my memory

and girl, you know what i wish

that you were missin’ me and longin’ for my kiss

and then she’ll see, she’s never been so sure

she wipes away the tears that set her free

and i can see, you’ll never be that sure of me

so wipe away your tears and we can be

like the stars above,

you know you’ll burn in my heart forever

so hear my song and we will

shine tonight,

we’ll light up the whole sky just like fire you and me

so sing your heart baby please

(you say you lost your way but i’ll never leave your side

you got me tangled and i know i want you mine

you say you lost your way girl, you say you lost way

just look to the sky and you’ll see me shine

we’ll light the sky ablaze and sing our song they’ll hear

our voices carry on our passion it knows no fear

and when you say you just don’t know

you’ll look and you’ll see me)

Thanks a bunch! :-D

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I Still listening on my PS3 in the Pro Evolution Soccer and Burnout Menu since it was just Work In Progress...

This final version is just perfect, it could be easy a commercial song, it's perfect. :)

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My ears are fine, thanks. But these vocals are atrocious.

I'd say negative criticism is very welcome, but it really has to be more constructive (especially when you're of the dissenting opinion) so as to avoid looking like you're just throwing hate around..

I never properly reviewed this! why? here goes. I have a confession. I like the last version more - and it's purely structural :o and I think I actually criticized it for structure once. BUT, the Sky Ablaze Remix is pretty good.

Highlights for me are Melinda's vocals, the falsetto "we'll light up the whole sky just like fire you and me," and pretty much 0:00 ad infinitum with repeat. Very nice.

edit: i really appreciate how "happy" is a tag.

Edited by SoulinEther

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Oh man. This song puts me in such a good mood. I don't have specific comments (aside from generally appreciating vocal mixes), but this has been stuck in my head since I first heard it, and I can't help but smile every time. KF

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This song/remix is incredible. It's on the very best I've heard on this site (I've been coming back here every few days for the past 2 yearsm pretty much), and it's become one of those songs that I need to make sure I play at least once as long as I have my MP3 player on.

I have a huge love for layered music, as it sounds like such an epic, multi-layered wall of sound, and the vocal section at 2:43 is a beautiful example.

I hope you two produce future music together, and maybe even write some original stuff!!!

Keep it up, you've created one my favorites! :)

Jason

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I was prepared to cringe my way through this whole remix.

I was pleasantly, wonderfully surprised. No, it doesn't break any barriers or anything, but it is plain old good fun pop stuff. Thumbs up!

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This was a good song. My only complain is how autotune'd the guy's voice is. It sounds much better in the part where the autotune isn't heavy.

Most of the vocal mixes on this site are great (and a few just aren't my genre/way too corny for my tastes), and this isn't an exception. Haven't heard the source, though...

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Thank you SO much for your comments everyone! I'm looking forward to the next mix we put together and I'm listening to your feedback.

In the meantime, we've got a remix of this song (yes, a remix of a remix) which was a bonus track for the Songs for the Cure '10 album:

http://music.cancerdrive.org/track/shine-tonight-skys-ablaze-remix-bonus-track

Thanks! :D

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Blah.. I had a whole ranting post.. but then I decided to crop it to this to avoid being... ostentatious... or whatever that word is...obstinate?...Blargh?

*cough*

I liked the lyrics of this song, and I think that it is a new stepping stone for songs to come, or at least I will be comparing them to this one's performance. I don't care how well people sing when it comes to lyrics, what I care about are the lyrics themselves, and how they are placed in the music... mostly.

*uncough*

Oh my throat... don't ever try to do that in real life folks... hurts like the dickens if you succeed...

*grabs throat and walks away*

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Blah.. I had a whole ranting post.. but then I decided to crop it to this to avoid being... ostentatious... or whatever that word is...obstinate?...Blargh?

*cough*

I liked the lyrics of this song, and I think that it is a new stepping stone for songs to come, or at least I will be comparing them to this one's performance. I don't care how well people sing when it comes to lyrics, what I care about are the lyrics themselves, and how they are placed in the music... mostly.

*uncough*

Oh my throat... don't ever try to do that in real life folks... hurts like the dickens if you succeed...

*grabs throat and walks away*

So you liked the lyrics? To be honest, I don't usually do the lyric writing, it's not my strong suite - but for this I was really venting some personal expression. Any critical comments about anything are always welcome! I'd love to make the next one better (:

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Charming - just charming. Fragments of Memories sounded surprisingly good at the faster speed, and the "glitchiness" of it (to reference the artist's comments) kept it interesting. But what I loved most were the lyrics. For me, they really represented Rinoa's character well. Her emotion really carried the game, and this song brought back memories of that. Even the references to stars recall the final scene where she points out shooting stars to Squall. I could even imagine the main characters singing this to each other using karaoke. :-) The shout-out to the title of the source material ("fragments of my memory") was also a nice inclusion. That's something I love about VGM music and arrangements - they can evoke settings, characters, and stories to give an added layer of meaning.

This song also reminds me of a comment by FF8's main character designer about Rinoa: that he designed her to be not gorgeous, but cute. That could also be said of this song. I don't think it's quite perfect, but somehow that adds to its charm, at least in my opinion.

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Adam Young is that you?? Oh thank God it's not, but this mix makes me happy !!

Critique? I think most pop songs would have the vocal EQ up I have to strain to hear at times, but wen I do hear them I like

I also dig those "glitches" and abrupt transitions, almost like ur winking at me as I listen in bliss

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Generally speaking, I don't like autotune, and this remix is not an exception. Especially the beginning, where the voice is quite exposed, is just not my cup of tea. It becomes less of an issue past 1:20, when the female voice joins now and then.

And then 2:42 onwards happens and the whole remix becomes fuckawesome. It's layered so beautifully. Also, the female vocals are very nice.

To sum it up, the beginning of the song made me think "Nope, I won't like this" when I listened to it for the first time, but once I heard the whole thing, I couldn't stop listening to it anymore.

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This gives me much more of a StarBlast vibe than a DJ Crono one. Comparisons to either artist though are definitely a good thing.

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I love this xD

Because of the style it's in, the autotune really works ^_^ This is my number one favorite melody from FF8 and I realy love this pop-ized version. Lyrics are good and my foot was a tappin'.

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I'm still a little undecided on the vocals, as while I like them overall, it does slightly grate on my nerves in a couple of places. However, the piece as a whole is great. I love the "glitching" effects, and the overall style of the piece appeals to me. Great job!

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