Druid 2 (Fairlight Enlightment)

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Arranged by:
FTC Remixer
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Composed by:
David M Hanlon
Duration:
2:22
Released:
03/09/2001
All-Time charts position:
1527
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Review by Chris Abbott
23/01/2003

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Another Druid 2 cover? Aargh! It's a personal pet hate of mine, and I just can't see why do many people cover this! Dum dum dum. Dum dum da-dum. What IS the attraction? FTC has an interesting attempt at compensating for this rhythmic tedium by using a sync-delay on lead and bass. This mostly works, but you've got to be careful when doing this, because if the wrong note creeps into the melody, you've got a repeating mess. This happens more often than it's supposed to. The string/pad sound and breakbeat here are very good, although again the bass could be heavier, and the piece has been entirely reworked in an ambient fashion. The main criticism of this cover however, is that the main lead tune is wrong. It must be fixed, because it makes this cover very hard to listen to for fans of the piece. If the lead was fixed throughout the tune, this may very well be my favourite Druid 2 cover. Would be 7 if the lead was correct, but as it is, it will probably annoy fans of the tune.
Review by sledge
05/06/2004

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Everyone remembers the Fairlight intro, and it's a damn fine tune. It's nostaliga at it's best!