Liljedahl is God (Green Beret+Rambo)

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Arranged by:
Mordi Veteran
Member:
Composed by:
Martin Galway
Duration:
7:14
Released:
11/03/2009
All-Time charts position:
119
Story
A remix of a remix.
Jogeir Liljedahl made a fantastic remix of Rambo and Green Beret, which can be found at www.plopbox.net and www.modarchive.com (in .xm format). He named it Galway is God (also known as God = Martin Galway).

I switched the arrangement up and added some vocal elements. I also took one sample from the original .xm, namely the ahh sample heard throughout the whole song.

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Wow what a beginning it blows me far far away :D great stuff
The original was a bit more diversified, but I like what you made of the tracker tune. The beginning really blows you away, though. Great stuff.
It's beautyful... A long time since we got some decent classic Martin Galway! Thanks
They don't come better than this! Can't stop listening!
Fantastic re-make of one my most favourite mods ever. Love it.
Great!
The beginning and the end are perfect! Thanks.
I agree with the others, the beginning is really realyl awesome. When the vocal part started it was a bit of a letdown, and it got a bit boring after that. But top marks for the other parts, especially the beginning.
A pleasure listening to, even though the vocals didn't fit 100% with the rest
Typical mordi stuff, cant fault him for his productivity or the sound that he has taken as his own.
Newcomers out there; listen to Mordi's work, if you consider remixing... The vocal (filtered and non-filtered) is beautiful, the melodic chords and the small details in the composition. You are really good, Mordi.. (A dark orange face for more my taste)
This is one of those remakes thats makes my day!!!!!! Outstanding vote for you!!
Yes, this one is great.
Vocals weren't needed but great track anyway!
I do like this - its rough in a nice way - some of the notes are a little rough in the same way the sid made some tunes sound a little rough - So jarre like - but the overall track is come in your pants material - GREAT WORK!
This is great. (And I love the Green Beret Melody)
Clearly a leap forward for you, Mordi. AWESOME.
One of my favorites! And it is gonna stay there.
Excellent work and nice sounds!
I like it, but the vocals are a bit off for me.
So pure, so beautiful. Another masterpiece from Mr Excellence.
I have no idea how this is rambo / green beret related, but I like the smoothand dreamy feel to it.... Nice track....
Nice tune - its carrying me away!
Normally I pass over covers of remixes, but this one happens to be a bit different, and perhaps better than the original...
Outstanding remix and very nice quality. Love it!
A very nice trip back to Jogeir Liljedahl's work on BIT2 but he is still king
A Masterpiece! As usually. Mordi, u did it again :)
Very nice remix!
Overrated to the max! Liljedahl is God, but this is just a weird copy!
I LOOOOVED the good old XM remix of this one! And NOW we've got THIS 'updated' version of it! How F**kin' great is THAT now!? PERFECT!
Outstanding. Awesome. Great Work. I Love it. Can´t wait to hear your next one
Very good job, but I don't know why this track is missing something, because it feels a little boring and without proper soul of the track
Fine remix of a wonderful remix. Is it possible to date the Aperture Science girl doing vocals...?:)
One of the best remixes I have ever heard :):)
Great!
Simply outstanding
Great remix - I am an official Mordi-fan now!
Haaa, its so nice! Masterpiece! :D
Mordi=Jogeir? This is fantastic! Added to my collection.
Quite flat mix
This remix is a masterpiece.
Good piece.
Review by LaLa
14/03/2009

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A remix of a remix (of a sort-of-remix!), hmm...

It's tough for me to give you high praise for the arrangement because most of it comes from Liljedahl's brilliant remix and the part that never fails to give me goosebumps (even here) - the Green Beret part - is present in this remix almost unmodified (and it's even repeated several times, which I do like). The only big change here, of course, is the switcharoo between the Rambo and Green Beret sections.

I'm also not too impressed by the relatively soft lead sounds which almost make the melody line disappear. They are drowned out by all the other stuff going on. Have a listen to the Galway is God 2000 version from the BIT II album which enhanced the original MOD/XM even further by making the lead sharp and pronounced, which to me sounds more appealing.

But that's actually only a minor complaint of mine about the technical side of your piece, because all in all, it's a technically very impressive remix. Artistically it's also very impressive - but only because of Liljedahl's talents.

BTW, somebody noted it's very Jarre-like. I laughed out loud - of course it is, since Galway's original Green Beret SID is inspired by Jarre's Night in Shanghai to begin with...
Review by OJ Oscillation
01/05/2009

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i really love the tracker file that i have of this piece. this rmx takes it to the same level with some additional fills like the vocoder like female hook. the bass goes deep and the lead cares a very feelfull mood. a bit dull in two arrangment parts of it imho, could be a bit brighter. the whole tune is very atmospheric and transparent. everytime i get lifted by this tune. if you like soulfull music, this one is a have to have it.