Realize -KZ Strictly Uptempo Mix-
Realize -fly in to the Universe Mix-
Long Way Behind
Realize -GUNDAM SEED OPENING ver.-
1. Realize -KZ Strictly Uptempo Mix-
I’m not sure why but this isn’t what “strictly uptempo” meant. It’s slower than the original mix and though there’s a lot of differences like giving it a more summery feel and the use of strings really changed the song up. Sadly, I wasn’t feeling this remix at all and really was disappointed with how much they changed it.
2. Realize -fly in to the Universe Mix-
We go the opposite of tempos and this is way a little more energetic and faster than the original mix this time. They also sped up, how fast Nami was singing which kind of sounded strange and kind of forced. Another remix, I like to forget because it just didn’t work at all.
3. Long Way Behind
The only new track was this loner and to be honest, I really like this track. It’s like later tracks “Stay Gold” and “Making the Pride” but unlike the latter, it actually worked and the song has a great feel and speed to it. I still love how she yells ~No Angel Here~. After all the praise, there’s a haunting downside and it happens twice. It’s where she and her BKGD singers sing long notes and they sounds terrible and offkey. After all that, this was a great B-side.
4. Realize -GUNDAM SEED OPENING ver.-
I’m pretty sure that there was a reason that “Believe” never got one of these. They took the original mix and changed it some most noticebly the beginning (which starts less louder) and the ending (because the main track fades, they end it on a strange note). Basically it goes through the 1st verse through the chorus and ends there.
Nami’s 2nd remix single is basically bad except for the B-side which was it’s saving grace. Both remixes didn’t have the same drastic changes to the original like what “Believe’s” were. Long Way Behind, is a powerhouse dance track and gave force for the single. While the GUNDAM SEED OPENING was obviously put there and ended the single odd. Anyway, I prefer the “Believe” remix single.