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OCR01247 - Chrono Trigger "To Far Away Memories"

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I love it, I really do. Yes, the drums are a bit bright, but saying it makes the mix bad is like saying you won't drive a car unless it has leather seats. It's important to remember that mixes aren't a competition to see who's the best, it's about the expression of a person's musical taste and abilities. But I'm preaching to the choir. :)

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This song was very well done. . . though I have not yet made any remixes of my own. . . I'll wager I've listened to almost all of the remixes on this site. (I've downloaded songs from here for probably 10, since I was 6 that is) and I have to say, I really love what you did with this tune. If there was some way you could teach me this song on guitar, that would be a dream come true :]

good job.

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This is by far my favorite song on the CT soundtrack, and Neil really does it justice. The nature of the song makes it good for a simple, clean remix such as this. The guitar is excellent, and the concept of the song is very solid. Good Job.

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Really strong arrangement! Production is really strong and I think that you picked the perfect song to do with acoustic guitars. There are parts that sound a little bit tentative in the solo but all of your melodic stuff that plays off of the game is really nice!

Are there more ways that you could've interpretted it? Maybe in the form? Range? Now that you can do it, push further - how much further can you go?

Great work, I really enjoyed it!

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I think I had listened to this some time previously and passed it by for whatever reason, but a went back a while later and gave it another listen, and I love it. Great job.

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Joyous is probably the most fitting word in my vocabulary for this mix. It's pretty damn joyous. The source tune is one of the infamous greats of gaming tunes, so it would have been a shame to mess it up with unnecessary technical padding.

I think this is a terrific, varied piece that offers the source melody in spades, while also presenting new ideas and branching sub-melodies without being too intrusive. I absolutely love the interpretation that begins at 2:30, and then another at 4:30. Great moments of musical exploration, heightened even further by the guitar. Also of note is that despite a lot of variation, the mix has some great pacing and momentum.

Nevertheless, it's not the sort of mix that is going to standout or top any of my favourite lists. It isn't the shiniest diamond in the rough, but I still find it valuable, and I have a great time listening to it. Hopefully, that's exactly what the remixer intended.

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I like this remix a lot. It's not the most technical piece, and it doesn't have a lot in the way of instruments and crazy orchestrations, but the song has a lovely simplicity to it. Very enjoyable to listen to, very acoustic new-age feel to it. I could put this in a playlist with Yanni tracks and it would fit in perfectly.

A very pleasant listen, and it stands out from a lot of the heavy mixes on the site.

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I couldn't hold back any longer: this was one of the mixes that got me started coming to this site and trying to make my own in the first place. Back in my college days, this sonce was posted just as I was getting into the video-game-mixing-thing and, while playing it one day, a dorm-mate of mine stumbled in and went on one of the randomest deep-sounding nonsensical reflective monologues I've ever heard. He did this every time I played the song, even once incorporating the McDonalds "badabababa" into it. Despite the comic relief my friend added, this is one of the most down-to-earth acoustic arrangements I've heard and still love it today.

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Listening to the preview of the song, reading review comments on it, when suddenly I hit one of those moments that was, to say the least, epic.

Sitting in my over-sized chair, eating breakfasty foods, its early October in Ca so its finally cooling down, windows open, cool breeze coming through the room, someone has there fireplace going so you get this great smoky smell that's not too powerful but just right for some reason, its 9:30 AM and I don't have anything better to do today than to play games and listen to music. For just one second everything was truly awesome.

Also...YARRRR!!! Manly things!!!

-ZR

PS-Are you still here!! Get this song already!

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One of my all-time favorite source songs performed really warmly, and with some nice backing elements, and though it's pretty close to the original, I think the site benefits overall from this being on here, as it really takes the essence of the original and expands on it. I think maybe be source-bias shining through, but this really is a great song. The end came a little abruptly, but otherwise this was super nice.

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