Loading Green Beret (Takes Too Fucking Long RMX)

Track info
Arranged by:
Tron Veteran
Member:
Composed by:
Martin Galway
Duration:
3:34
Released:
08/04/2008
All-Time charts position:
1972
Story

Alzheimer

 

About two years ago I had made the typical Vangelis lead in an older version of Reason. Just for the fun of it. Didn't do anything with it until recently when I found out that the measure in Vangelis "To The Unknown Man" is the same as in the beginning of the Ocean Loader. "I can feel a remix coming up! Oh gosh yes!"
 
I wanted this remix to sound old. As in OLD old. So not just a simple distortion over the end-mix, but making each instrument go past some analogue limit, narrow mixing, shallow sound, no advanced compression, simple arrangement... stuff like that. And of course some record crackles, warp and hiss should make it even more pretentious than just a tear jerking Galway melody over a Vangelis arrangement.
 
I thought I knew the original SID and the Vangelis track well enough make a WIP without listening to either of them. When Ziphoid was playing it on-air, FunkyM IRC'd that he recognized Green Beret. I thought: "Do UR homework dude. It's the Ocean Loader. Or... is it? Oh bugger, I mixed them up!". I hate being wrong.
 
I also hate doing fade-outs. Can you tell?

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Didn't see that coming ;-)
Tubular bells meats jarre with a vangelis baby - I love it - some how not perfectly polished off but the slight roughness works well and Tron its cool
The rhythms used throughout the song are somehow just not fitting. The second part of the song sounds like too much quantization has been used, very exact (and slightly lifeless).
Jarre Esque to a T
Good remix. It has its moments... But why this ending?:)
It's not Jarre, it's pure Vangelis. Just listen to big Greek's early records like Spiral. I had a laugh about it hearing these instruments mapped on the c64 tune but its entertainement value fades after 1, 5 minutes.
I am a sucker for anything SID covered in Vangelis style as I am a huge fan of both, and this pretty much nails Green Beret in the style of "To The Unknown Man". Very well done! Excellent fadeout, too!=)
Wow! This is the most innovative remix this year (so far), beside that it's excellently done!
Good atmosphere! Sounds "old"=me likes. But the ironic ending makes me feel sick!
My humble vote.. Simple, clean arrangement with "old" nostalgic style fits nicely. Funny ending, that was quite brave insert (because it doesn't fit ;) Nice to hear something "not that serious" stuff like this! Hmm, red or orange...;)
Damn! If only proper drums were used in the second half! Just need that extra bit of punch. Too bad!
C'mon, this ending ruined a good song.
Nice sounds, but far too slow. I love the upbeat temp on the original.
I love Vangelis so also their style and this is fine with me. Nice job. Yatta yatta and end cool
Fricking underrated!!! I love it :)
Greatest ending ever.
Outstanding!
Yeah it's okay.
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