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Skyline Mix
by Lasswell
Recommends (68)
Wed, Jun 18, 2008 @ 8:19 PM

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permalink   Wed, Jun 18, 2008 @ 8:27 PM
Grand and sweeping… One of my all time favorites on this site. “When I feel you take hold of my hand” feels like we’re all flying together. So good!!

Please get better soon :)))
permalink   Lasswell Wed, Jun 18, 2008 @ 8:29 PM
Wow. You’re quick! I’m glad you liked it. It was my pleasure.
permalink   shannonsongs Fri, Jun 20, 2008 @ 8:48 PM
No problem! I just wanted to come back to this page to listen again and give you this:
permalink   Wed, Jun 18, 2008 @ 8:42 PM
He he, I do love your modesty. I empathize with being sidelined from work due to illness I was quarantined in my 20’s with chicken pox, kind of bizarrely amusing.

This track is lovely and cinematic as you say. The tech issues you mentioned were not noticeable to me, but I don’t have the gear to fix them so what do I know?

Very theatrical and emotive, as you say. Shannon’s vox are rather pure and it takes a bit of musical angst to bring their emotion front and center. You have done that here but not in an “in your face” sort of way, but rather more gentle and cinematic. Beautiful job (argh…) as always ;-), sigh…..

Hope to see you mix a few more of Shannon’s songs - like to see you on the record ;-).
AussieJohn - OneMUSICk
permalink   Wed, Jun 18, 2008 @ 10:49 PM
Good job mate, loved it all. John
permalink   Thu, Jun 19, 2008 @ 3:39 AM
Yep, this is soundtrack material; true love’s found and the good guys win. I guess it was a good thing for Seal your brutally honest friend wasn’t around to convince him “Kiss From A Rose” was “over the top”…
Doghouse Riley
permalink   Thu, Jun 19, 2008 @ 8:13 AM
Wail, as usual you have done an absolutely beautiful ol track, ol pal. And especially seein as how you was sick and shut-in an all. Hope ya get better soon. Them strings is just gorgeous. Ya bastard:-)
MC Jack in the Box
permalink   Thu, Jun 19, 2008 @ 9:11 AM
the first time i listened to this, i had not read your description. i kind of had a “whoa” moment when i heard the pitch shifted vocals, mostly since I had just spent hours listening to her vocals on that particular song. i did hear a little artifacting but it wasn’t enough to undermine the effort, and this is a really good effort. serious props for having the cajones to take this in a whole different direction the way you have.
permalink   Thu, Jun 19, 2008 @ 11:14 AM
I guess Nights in White Satin was over the top, too ;-)
permalink   Lasswell Thu, Jun 19, 2008 @ 11:19 AM
Hey thanks to all your nice comments! Damn pink eye is not going away!
Geert Veneklaas
permalink   Thu, Jun 19, 2008 @ 2:57 PM
No reason to be modest about it….it’s beautifull !!!!
permalink   Fri, Jun 20, 2008 @ 2:46 AM
Nice track. My cats lying around the laptop and they seemed realy relaxed. Normaly they hide under the bed or behind the refrigerator when I play my music. :)
permalink   Fri, Jun 20, 2008 @ 1:34 PM
I want just say: Wow!

Cool Song. I love the way you are making music.

Thanks alot for this.

Best wishes.
Scott Altham
permalink   Fri, Jun 20, 2008 @ 3:14 PM
I love this track. Nuf said.
permalink   Sat, Jun 21, 2008 @ 9:17 AM
Really beautiful, so nicely played and arranged. I would like to hear more of these “over the top” tunes!;-)
permalink   Sat, Jun 21, 2008 @ 6:44 PM
just an amazing production and beautiful arrangment—-soundtrack material indeed.
permalink   Wed, Jun 25, 2008 @ 7:26 PM
This is (really nice)….. people don’t do (really nice) music anymore. I feel you on the Movie thing, I hear where you’re coming from. Nice work!!

Are those strings from Melodyne? I’ve been looking for some good string sounds for forever but have not really found some that sound as good as the ones your using.

Please let me know?….

Peace! ;)-
permalink   Lasswell Thu, Jun 26, 2008 @ 12:23 PM
Hey Hellfire. The strings are East West Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra Gold XP. You can checkout the demos at It’s a nice library but it takes up a huge amount of CPU and RAM. I have to bounce many of my orchestral tracks to audio just because my computer can’t handle running very many instances. To put things in perspective, the pros that use this library for movie scoring etc. have up to NINE (yes nine!) PCs running alongside their primary computer just to run this library. Scary!
permalink   Thu, Jun 26, 2008 @ 12:56 PM
What’s wrong with over the top?
This is Beautiful. I can hear this in a movie sound track.
permalink   Wed, Jul 2, 2008 @ 4:41 PM
It makes a lot of heat, the brain tells me I´m tired. I hear your mix and heat and boredom to be secondary. I want to hear this song again and again. Of course, the work is perfect and musically have a 10. Thanks
permalink   Thu, Jul 10, 2008 @ 11:09 AM
i was thinking of remixing this cut…i put the accapella on and no offence to Shannon, but it drove me NUTS!!! it’s just not my thing.
i had a quick go and then shelved it.
BUT…i thought i’d have a quick listen to other peoples approach…Lasswell, the way you have placed the accapella TRANSFORMS it from the original. i am going to go back into mine at some point soon and try BITING YO STEEZ!!!

thanks for the inspiration.
i needed it.

permalink   Thu, Jul 31, 2008 @ 6:59 AM
really big tune! great buildup and hughs! you are the man!
permalink   Sun, Aug 17, 2008 @ 2:37 AM
I’ve been listening to this tune everytime I stop by here on CC, so I thought it’s about time I drop you a few words to tell you how much I enjoy it. Fantastisc music, arrangements and mix. Thanks for sharing!
permalink   Wed, Aug 20, 2008 @ 12:33 AM
I’ve been listening to this for several days and I love it. Really sets a mood. The music just soars and sweeps around the vocals. And wow, what you did with the vocals! A lotta work there, and beautifully done throughout, on all parts. Love those strings.
permalink   Fri, Aug 28, 2009 @ 8:01 AM
This has got to be one of the best tacks I’ve heard on ccmixter. How inspirational changing from the major to minor, this to me has made all the difference, the music and vocals blend so well. Superb.
permalink   Thu, Oct 22, 2009 @ 9:20 PM
WOW!! The first minute got me hooked on this song! I put in my favourites list! SUPERB Melody and voices. BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations on an amazing song! - By the way, this is not the kinda of song for movie endings , but the START!
permalink   Mon, Nov 9, 2009 @ 2:53 PM
Still remains one of the most accomplished musical arrangements and interpretation of an acappella i have heard.

This guys in San Diego ArtisTech you should at least go say hello and have a beer sometime. Promo ends.
permalink   Loveshadow Thu, Oct 18, 2012 @ 1:46 AM
Leader for me in the CC Mixter Hall of Fame .
permalink   Mon, May 3, 2010 @ 9:22 AM
chapeau…excellent…well done…no words to this any more…
Citizen C
permalink   Sun, Sep 2, 2012 @ 1:59 AM
Shes flying with the International Space Station, did some compression the waveform looks a-ok.
permalink   Sun, Oct 26, 2014 @ 2:26 PM
Wow, in 2014 very much deserving of the 59 recommends, more in fact!

Beautifully done…So I need to throw out all these synths and just get me an eye infection? Damn…. ;)
permalink   Mon, Sep 19, 2016 @ 1:17 AM
It’s 2016 and this arrangement is still absolutely fantastic!! Listened to this 5 times in a row to drown my ears into beauty. The few “wrong” notes - actually, to be honest, I find them daringly beautiful. They make for a great effect, and adds to the tension of the piece. You feel the double harmony, subtle enough not to be disturbing, yet present enough to really chill the spine. Great work!!!
permalink   Mon, Nov 25, 2019 @ 5:53 AM
Still beautiful in 2019 came across on my drive ignited my ram got a struggle. Thanks
permalink   soundtails Tue, Mar 24, 2020 @ 6:23 PM
Some humanity has take hold of my hand at this movement thankx to all all involved in this Laswell…. I do Thank CCmixter indeed.
permalink   soundtails Tue, Mar 24, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
Long Live Democracy!