c64Fred Gray Medley

Arranged by: Jogeir Liljedahl (act)   Veteran
Member: Jogeir Liljedahl (jl74) (member)
Original composer: Fred Gray
Tune length: 9:46
Release date: 07/10/2009
All-Time rank: 123.
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REVIEW BY Chris Abbott (07/10/2009)

Sounds like "Tony Banks does Fred Gray", which is a good thing in my book. Bonus marks for doing new stuff!

Moving to the Mutants in the middle, there's some really nice restructuring and noodling which got me smiling. The move to the solo bit is very nice, though the lead could do with slightly more staccato to give the melody a bit more bite. I love the solo bits upward bits, just the right amount of delay.

Then it turns "Genesis" again... circa 1979 (without Mike Rutherford, unfortunately).

And then.. West Bank? Didn't see that coming... lovely old school Amiga and delay feel... some nice arpeggios, but struggles slightly against the repetitive nature of the source material to stay focussed (or is that just me?). I don't think I would have stayed focussed on this tune for that long without building to something more...

Really nice ending to wrap it up nicely.

Overall, very red-worthy: old school and proud of it.
Technical Impression: 6
Artistic Impression: 6
Nostalgic Impression: 6
Overall: 6

6 Chris Abbott shouts: Sounds like "Tony Banks does Fred Gray", which is a good thing in my book
5 vurtx shouts: Very nice medley that blends together well, I wish there was more of "Breakthru" though!
5 prowler shouts: A very much Jogeir-sounding arrangment, sweet and nice. I understand this is supposed to be a smooth arr, but I miss some energy, twist or something in this remix... But, a really excellent production!
6 nummer2 shouts: This is really amazing nothing more to say
5 C64ever shouts: I've always liked Fred gray's tunes, so it's good to hear some decent remixes of a few of his sids.. Nice to hear west bank high score table tune finishing off the mix as well :)
6 LaLa shouts: It's like "Asian Legends" by Reyn, but with Fred Gray tunes only. At times it sounds like Mike Oldfield, other times it's prog-rock, but the bottom line is that it's awesome throughout. Smooth and buttery, as expected from Jogeir.
6 Jim Power shouts: Awesome stuff, I simply love it!
5 RemixFan shouts: Nice one.
6 The SIE shouts: Oustanding sounding arrangment as usual :)
6 roberto76 shouts: This is a very a perfect music! Congratulations!
6 dokmatik shouts: A master piece.
6 Mordi shouts: Very cool segways, great mastering, and awesome tunes. Good length too. All in all a definitely outstanding tune.
6 Ini shouts: Jogeir roxx again ;)
4 inqisit0r shouts: A valiant attempt at a full "pieced together medley", but I aint rankin on difficulty of concept... Sorry. Bits of mastery with sections of meh. Id say start the track at 2:22, but then you'd have to alter the rest to fit....
5 dottorthomas shouts: Mmm... From 2:52 to 3:45 it's a remix of "Weightless" from Mike Oldfield, one of my all time favourite tunes. Untouchable, in my opinion, but anyway you did a great job.
4 infamous shouts: Sonically it can't be faulted, but it just feels far too laboured and to be honest I got bored listening to it, though I do enjoy the mutants section, that alone would get a red face the rest of it doesn't really do anything.
6 Dees Productions shouts: This is close to perfection. This is so typical Jogeir, all instruments, fills, solos and arrangements are there and yep I love it, so it's hard to not fall in love with this compilation. Mutants is awesome, and Yes I like this synthish take =)
6 eliot shouts: Love the Oldfield'ish style...:)
6 omoroca shouts: Hey Jogeir, I'm a big fan, I love your album "Out Of Silence". So cool to have another track from you for free! I like its Oldfield'ishness. Goosebumps! Added to my collection, of course!
5 pricer shouts: This is great from the first listen and I'm not familiar with all the tunes. Yes a bit of TBII in there which made my ears prick up. Real feel good key.
6 ryrynz shouts: Beautiful
6 fastrobplus shouts: I really like this! I agree it does become an Oldfield song at 2:22 onward
6 Montoya shouts: Very beautiful mix with a good insertion of "Weightless" excerpt fron Mike Oldfilds' "Tubular Bells II" at the begining of "Mutants" part... Very good job...
5 JustPhreak shouts: WOW! Nice one!
5 condor shouts: Exactly! Nice one!
5 Zilog shouts: VERY VERY Mike-Oldfield style, which is always pleasant.
5 komet shouts: Really nice medley. I agree with the others on the great use of Oldfield material. Smooth production and great mixing. I wish my mixes sounded like this.
3 Hamlet shouts: Tootle
6 NecroPolo shouts: I think it's much better than the recent Ark rmx, with much more musical excitement. Perhaps, a little more fluent connection between the themes could make it even better - but apart from that nano detail it's a winner. C'grats!
6 Melaure shouts: Félicitations! (After a few listenings, would add a second outstanding!)
6 luegisdorf shouts: What a blast, courious that I've found it not earlier :)
6 mrt shouts: Realy beautiful in every second.
6 weasel shouts: Outstanding remix from Jogeir here again! This remindes me sooo much of those beloved past days when we all listened and played our c64 favourite games! Where games still were _games_ with FUN! :-D Thanks a LOT, Jogeir for this great flashback here! :-D
6 TNT shouts: I could listen to this the whole day! No doubt, this is one of my favorites. I love the Mutants part! And of course I appreciate that you're the first one who remixed subtune 3 of Hysteria the way I like it!:)
2 Fhood shouts: Same samples everywhere, really hard to distinguish the game to me.
5 uanito shouts: Yeah, I like it very much
4 Hoppy72 shouts: Sonds to me like some melody from a Marillion's song. Kind of...

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