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Last Ninja Wilderness loader - arranged by SHEN LON

Review by jemym, 09/10/2018

A remix that keeps the original song, making up to date and add a dance vibe to it. The reworked bits blends right in as if they were part of the original. A professional remix and an instant classic of a rarely remixed tune.
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Last ninja 3 - Earth (2018 mix) - arranged by Crono

Review by jemym, 24/07/2018

Earth is one of my favorites in the Last Ninja archives. This is a very good rendition of the tune that was much needed. It have enough new to not clone the original, and yet enough old to keep its authenticity allowing me to consider it a 'remaster' as much as a 'remix'.
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Last Ninja (The Wilderness) - arranged by Cytex

Review by jemym, 13/07/2018

For Last Ninja 1, Last Ninja Wilderness in-game is the most popular, having almost as many remixes as the rest of the tunes combined. In that heavy competition, Cytex remix of Last Ninja is the most authentic while still being a darn good remix. If there was ever a remaster album of Last Ninja where only one remix per tune is picked, this is a good nominee for the 4th track, and that is a honor.
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Supremacy and Myth of Poseidon - arranged by Markus Schneider

Review by jemym, 10/09/2003

Well. Quickly said, although its not *entirely* myth this is my favorite Myth cover up to date, at least the most original...

Smoothly blended with Supremacy doesnt make this cover any worse. Both the originals are great, and this cover picks up everything that is worth to love in both of them.

This is the second 'blended' Myth cover I have heard, and the other (Glyn R Brown) are great as well (well worth a download), but in Glyn's version, myth does not play a central role (its more about Antiriad).

Anyway, its well worth the download.
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Zorro (Small Ensemble) - arranged by J Rooney

Review by jemym, 08/08/2003

Now, I cannot claim that I ever liked the original, but Rooney have something going here. If he didnt, I wouldnt bother about writing this.

This tune is a flamenco song, so Rooney have given everything a remix can offer when it comes to flamenco. We have the tamburine, the spanish guitar, the castanet, the clapping hands, all wrapped into the old Zorro theme. We have the instruments used correctly, which is fitting for a tune like this.

So where does Rooney's attempt fall?

A class of newbie musicians often play music perfectly, every tone right, but they do it very sterile, without emotion. And thats what this piece sounds like. Its perfect, with every tone right, but even if its perfect, it lacks the personality and karma that real flamenco is about.

Real musicians does not play every tune perfectly timed according to the notes. They add their own personality, feel and emotions to the song.

Imagine yourself a dancefloor with colorful spanish dancers with wonderful dresses, and a charisma that could drop anyone of the opposite gender miles away. Imagine yourself musicians with the karma only spanish musicians have. Imagine sweat and closed eyes. Imagine musicians that live for their music, and plays like it was a part of their own soul.

To hit the spot, this song needs less perfectness and more powerful karma.
Spend awhile listening on tunes like El Mariachi and Pippo Noviello... and then get back there and try again.

Best Regards
JemyM
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