Karl R Pettersen - Mikie'ish, ELP'ish, and Live'ish

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Duration:
5:15
Released:
14/07/2003
All-Time charts position:
2133
Score:
75%
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If you feel abit depressed, listen to this one and youre all happy again! I couldnt help myself forwarding this great track to alot of my old budies who shared my youth on the C64... Thos good old demo making times!
Reminds me of the theme tune to bottom so very much its unreal.. Absolutely class, cant believe I overlooked this 1st time around
Swings!
Review by LaLa
18/10/2022

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(19 years later)

This remix gets so many things right, and some not quite. The guitar in the intro is too obviously a pre-programmed synth (nothing wrong with any of that, it's just too obvious). For a remix that pretends to be live, it needs to sound more authentic. Then the bass sounds off, too. And the electric piano. Then the whiney lead towards the end sounds out of place, to...

However, I really, really like that the arrangement nails so many nuances of the original! All the little things that make it sound so jazzy are in here, too.

Considering the age of this remix it held up very well, but it would definitely benefit from an instrumentation upgrade (or by having this arrangement played by actual human performers).