c64Great Giana Sisters

Arranged by: Dr Future (act)   Veteran
Member: Volker Buckow (Dr Future) (member)
Original composer: Chris Hülsbeck
Tune length: 5:24
Release date: 28/11/2002
All-Time rank: 829.
Download this tune at Remix.Kwed.Org

This was one of the songs I always wanted to remix, and boy, I started a long time ago and changed the style of the mix a thousend times, from laid-back to Santana, from Rock to Industrial and ended - holy shit - as always in some kind of slow-tempo dance. But that's only the beat, the rest is some accoustic guitars and some orchestral strings here and there. Hope you like it, give it a try!

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REVIEW BY Windshield_CB (02/11/2010)

Very well-executed from a techincal standpoint, but the end result sounds like elevator music. Slick, well-done elevator music, but elevator music nonetheless.

First and foremost, the original tune relies on its bouncy rhythm to counter what is a rather simple, repetitive melody. Stripped of its bouncy, upbeat nature, as it is in this remix, it plods and goes on for far too long.

In addition, a few gratutious "special effects" (for instance, the "stop the record / tape got eaten" effect at 2:04) make this tune too distracting for background music.

To reiterate, and hopefully re-emphasize, this tune is technically masterful, with a very well-balanced stereo soundscape, and even the cheesy drum machine sounds good. It could easily pass for something done by a top-40 producer. It's just a shame when so much effort goes into something that just doesn't quite work in the end.
Technical Impression: 6
Artistic Impression: 2
Nostalgic Impression: 4
Overall: 3

REVIEW BY ozzy1 (29/01/2003)

This is my favourite remix of an old cbm64 game-tune so far.
If Chris Hülsbeck wanted to make the tune in these "we have a lot of memory for a game tune"-times, it would have sounded just like this remix.
The guitar, the bass, the feel and the playfullness is just awsome.
This remix is not for the tecno-people or dancefolks, its for all the rest of us.
Technical Impression: 6
Artistic Impression: 6
Nostalgic Impression: 6
Overall: 6

REVIEW BY kudek (31/08/2004)

And I am glad that author did not change the style to the umpa-techno-umpa. Original Giana intro music is nothing special (on contrary to the in-game tunes), but this remix is just brilliant. This is not just a remix, it is a new tune - Dr Future developed original "muzaga" into real music. Two (even three) thumbs up!
Technical Impression: 6
Artistic Impression: 6
Nostalgic Impression: 3
Overall: 6

REVIEW BY suso (04/11/2003)

I could listen to this one over and over and over. It's really great and a good break from all the dance remixes. I don't mind dance remixes and some of them are good too, but THIS remix is really musical. The accoustic sound is very nice. I think this is my favorite c64 remix. GREAT JOB!
Technical Impression: 6
Artistic Impression: 6
Nostalgic Impression: 5
Overall: 6

6 kudek shouts: Guitars, guitars, guitars. There is never too much of those! :D Good work!
6 wavedancer shouts: Very good work. Guitars, it could be from Enrique Iglesias or an Mariachi :)
6 deadguyfromhun shouts: Excellent rythmics!!! Very great guitar sound! GREAT!
6 dmtm shouts: Future's remix of Giana Sisters! To bad that. That this sid is not playing in the giana sisters. :/ But Outstanding Remix!
6 cabe shouts: So Summery! More like this please!
4 omoroca shouts: Innovative! Nice! But not my cup of tea!
6 cinemaniac shouts: One of the best Gianna-remixes I've ever heard, a classic!
6 NecroPolo shouts: ... I just stopped by to give the smiling face that this kind of musical enthusiasm deserves :) \m/,
3 Windshield_CB shouts: Very well-executed from a techincal standpoint, but the end result sounds like elevator music. Slick, well-done elevator music, but elevator music nonetheless.
6 cyphax shouts: I love the sound of this a whole lot. So very pretty!
5 ryrynz shouts: Awesome
5 8_bit_fingers shouts: Sweet!
6 Psychonaut shouts: My favourite Giana Sisters remix.

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