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Metal Gear Solid - 'The Best Is Yet To Come' + Assassin's Creed 2 (w/ Claire, Chris)


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"The Best Is Yet To Come" is one of my favorite videogame tracks of all time. In my last mix, I tried so hard to include it but it did't make sense. So now I'm back with another MGS mix but this time, including bits of Assassin's Creed as well. Once again, this is going to be a full blown vocal tracks but for now, you'll have to deal with crappy samples and ripped vocals from source:

Rough Draft:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3443029/My%20Remixes/WIP/MGS_Draft.mp3

- The bad choir sample at 00:30 is just a placeholder and will be replaced by real vocals

- "The Best Is Yet To Come" needs to be recorded by a vocalist

- Most instruments are placeholders at the moment, including drums. I just wanted to get the idea out so I can collect thoughts.

I always thought that a slightly changed chord pattern can really boost the emotions of this track so I've added a lot of new chords here. Let's see if I can find someone to sing this one as well so I can complete it.

21-JUN-2013:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3443029/My%20Remixes/WIP/MGSTheBestIsYetToCome/MGS_WIP3.mp3

24-JUN-2013 Claire's Vocals (Draft 1):

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3443029/My%20Remixes/WIP/MGSTheBestIsYetToCome/MGS_WIP_Claire.mp3

17-JUL-2013 Redone from scratch with a new key (My vocals as placeholders):

https://soundcloud.com/djmystix/wip-never-go-away-take-2

25-AUG-2013 Claire's Vocals & Chris's Violins:

https://soundcloud.com/djmystix/never-go-away

09-DEC-2013 Finished Track:

Sources:

Metal Gear Solid 'The Best is Yet to Come':

Assassin's Creed 2 'Ezio's Family':

Assassin's Creed 2: Revelations (Theme):

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  • 4 weeks later...

I actually don't hate that choir sound, it fits a 'cold' feeling really nicely, since Best Is Yet To Come will usually be associated with the snowy Alaska setting. I have no familiarity with Assassin's Creed music, so anything from that just sounded like improvisation to me, which I like a lot.

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Finally got a chance to come back to this track. I've got Claire Yaxley (Vocals) and Chris | Amaterasu (Violins) on board again :D

So far, most of the mix is done except all vocals and violins pieces are placeholders for now until I get input form Claire and Chris. I still need to add more background and support elements. We will be recording this in English lyrics (currently writing and finalizing)

Latest WIP:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3443029/My%20Remixes/WIP/MGSTheBestIsYetToCome/MGS_WIP_Claire.mp3

Once again, all choir/aria/vocals/violins are placeholders for now. As always, Any feedback is greatly appreciated :)

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This sounds great! I can't want to hear it with the finished vocals and a live violin :D.

Your vocals actually fit your song and the style as well :).

You should do a mix with your vocals in it one day :-D.

The lyrics sound fine to me, and I can't really think of adding anything to it.

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Thank you for listening! I'm glad you liked it :)

But I wasn't really satisfied with the results so decided to drop the idea and completely redo the entire track from scratch, with a new key that makes more sense with Claire's voice.

Here is the new WIP for the track (with my vocals as placeholders for now):

DropBox: Instrumental Version

Still needs Claire's vocals, Chris's violin pieces, some background stuff and a bit of mixing once everything is in place.

Hope we nail it this time :D

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So it's been too long but we finally have a near finished update:

Listen:

SoundCloud

What remains is vocal harmony and some additional background stuff in some parts. I can't make any more updates to this mix in next couple of months because of being away from my workstation. We hope you like it up to this point. Any comments or suggestions will be greatly appreciated :D

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The track is finally finished! Hope you guys enjoy this as much as we did recording it :D

'Never Go Away':

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Vocals: Claire Yaxley

Violins: Chris | Amaterasu

Lyrics & Arranged By: Dj Mystix

Sources:

Metal Gear Solid 'The Best is Yet to Come':

Assassin's Creed 2 'Ezio's Family':

Assassin's Creed 2: Revelations (Theme):

Lyrics: (Not a translation)

Dreams of you, so real, so true

When holding your hands, I flew....

Stars are bright, the skies are blue

I'd love you the whole night through...

Near or far, where ever you are,

Your love touches me, I feel new...

Freeze the time, and make you mine,

And always pray, to be with you...

Lying to myself, that I could go on,

With you on mind, my love would be strong...

What will I do, I'm lost without you

Crying in my heart, wantin' you

You're so far away, but always with me

I wander alone, I hope you could see

Holding forever, your memories...

Makes me smile, sets me free

I can't go on, It's been so long

How I wish you could hear me say..

You're every thought, you're everything

Step in my heart, and never go away...

Calling your name, to hold you again

It's been so hard, I miss you every day

Bring back the time, when you were mine

I'm so alone, since you went away

I can't go on, It's been so long

How I wish you could hear me say..

You're every thought, you're everything

Step in my heart, and never go away...

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