lol I was also working on a new mix of MFS, but flexible-arts beat me to it
equinoxe30 wrote:For now the best ever cover version of MFS is MFS Side A - Prototype(C). This cover is as close to the original as possible. Radek Tymecki remixes of Jarre are georgius (i know his covers for years), but i dont like MSF Part 2 remix of Radek, because of missing howling sounds and the end, wchich means for me a lot, while i'am listening to this original track. Other remixes by Radek are thought great, especially MFS Part 8....
I think the best verions to use are:
MFS 1: SynthX (Radek's is better on drums and dynamics, but I think there are some missing sounds, making it a bit boring. Perhaps he can fix this. I like Per Kristian Risvik's extra solo on top of the main melody as well! could perhaps be used in the end of the song).
MFS 2: Mercurey (Radek's version is actually way more clear (better flute), but the missing howling sounds at the end are indeed disturning. I hope he can fix this as well?
MFS 3: only covered by FrequenZ, but the marimba sound does not 100% matches the original. also the delays and echho are missing what makes this version so different than the RV5 version!
MFS 4: SynthX version tops the FrequenZ version
MFS 5: Jean Philippe Bouteille is the only one who made a cover, so not much of a choice here
although drums sound a bit week.
MFS 6: no finished cover yet. needs lots of work. Flexible Arts edit is currently the best we have. perhaps someone with a JD-800 can play those pads on top of this version? to get rid of that AM-radio quality...
MFS 7: Vinceblood made the only cover. It's quite good, but the arrangement is not 100% identical yet (closer to Diva than MFS 7).
MFS 8: Radek's version rocks! Flexible Arts's mix however put too much reverb to it...
The best thing about this 'fan cover project' is that I started to like this album more and more!
It's actually one of my favorites now
Perhaps more people are rediscovering it's beauty..
Jarre should do again an 'arty' expiriment like MFS or zoolook, not again a now Oxygene style album.