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OCR00663 - Xenogears "Chu Chu's Flight"


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I managed to miss this song so many times, searching for songs I might like, hear the beginning, then skip it. Then I ran across it again, and listened to it, very shortly, at several different points, and thought it was to sweet sounding in the middle. But then once, I just wasn't paying attention to what my computer was playing, and listened to the whole thing.. and wondered what it was.

The song starts slow, although I would not say it is bad, kind of interesting, really. And not in a bad way. that part that starts at 2:00 made me cry the first few times I heard it. the choir though, is a little much, and it doesn't... really sound that good to me. Didn't sound real, and it seemed... to miss... something... that the rest of the song had. But, I like the song overall.

On a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the highest, I'd give it a 8.5. Mostly for the time between 2:00 and 4:34. I mean, really, it is really really great. Amazing.

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Never heard the original or played Xenogears, but this remix is uber-powerful. The intro is just a bit meandering and low, so that's the only weak point. IMHO it should've started from :50.

But once the drums start in for real at 1:20, you know the fun is about to start.

At exactly 2:00, it feels like you are actually flying along with this "Chu Chu" (don't know the story, just going with the title). The soaring majesty of wheeling through the clouds stays with you all the way through. The synth choir voices at 4:34 are a bit cheesy, but their harmony is so perfect, I forgot about it and just enjoyed. The ending is well played, but of course it feels like a huge letdown, and you just want to soar into the clouds once more. So.... play it AGAIN!

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This was a great melody from Xenogears. This was the major victory music (let's you know the worst is over and everything's gonna be alright), and I loved when it played in the (too) few places in the game.

Jared's version starts off slow, but it's worth the wait after the melody kicks in at 2:00.

Somehow I don't end up liking the violin synth that serves as the main melody throughout the piece. It seems a little too synthesized sounding, although I imagine it's faithful to the original's sound on the PSX. Maybe Jared needs some better instrument samples? :P

As with my comment on "Pilot the Yggdrasil", I'd like to hear more dynamic range, even though I know the original was very flat as well. But, hey, what is a remix if not an improvement upon the original?

I read DJPretzel's comments about the chorus and while I thought it added a lot, I'm also open to hearing how it could be improved. I know Jared's done a remastered version of his MGMC, and I don't know if he plans to make re-editing his works a regular event, but I'd like to hear this with a better melody instrument, maybe new chorus, and a slightly shorter intro.

I liked the chorus and the cymbal crescendos and the ending was a nice cool down after the strong melody. Well done!

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This is a truly excellent piece you've done Jared... on the song's intro, very nice, I remember the original very vividly, and the intro ties into the original's intro well, which you added... being a hardcore Xenogears fan (well, maybe not HARDCORE, but very close), this song brought back memories, especially of that particular scene in which I believe it was named after, when Chu Chu gears up for a fight, also the scene with Maria running down the hall, I love this game, my second fave (first is Final Fantasy VII)

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I've listened to this song for quite a while now and somehow it doesn't get boring or uninteresting.

This is seriously one of the most beautiful pieces of music I've ever listened to. Yasunori Mitsuda's greatness combined with your musical skill is... well, nearing perfection... Thanks you so much for creating this!

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This is seriously one of the most beautiful pieces of music I've ever listened to. Yasunori Mitsuda's greatness combined with your musical skill is... well, nearing perfection... Thanks you so much for creating this!

QFT. This song is awesome in so many levels.

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This song just randomly shuffled into my playlist and after hearing it for so long, I -must- chime into this thread and say, seriously Hudson, this is one of the most finest pieces of music ever and it's a shame you don't remix Xenogears anymore.

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Though the production is a bit dated, and the arrangement is conservative, there's a lot to be said about source selection, and this is one of the best tracks on the already excellent Xenogears soundtrack. The counterpoint added is pretty nice, and though the samples are weak, it's a slight step up from the OST, so that's pretty cool.

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First off, being a hardcore Xenogears fan, I'd like to point out that this is NOT Chu Chu's theme, even though it is heard for the first time when she is introduced as a playable character. This is Seibzhen's version of Maria's theme.

They make a good point. Where does "The Sky, Clouds, and You" (Chu Chu's theme) even appear in this arrangement? Damned if I know. :lol: It could be referenced somewhere in the first 1:34, but I'm not making it out there or elsewhere. All I recognize here so far is "Flight."

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