A Hidden Palace Piano Piece for the Ages

A Hidden Palace Piano Piece for the Ages


Fresh of the OCRemix grill is a remix of Hidden Palace Zone from Sonic 3 & Knuckles.  What makes this piece intriguing is how it squeaked by the judges panel at OCR, as the song plays it real loose to the source material, according to djpretzel:

 Some of you in the peanut gallery may snicker (pun) derisively when the judges get out their metaphorical – and in some cases, actual – stopwatches and break a ReMix down to ensure it’s more arrangement than not.

I don’t see the issue.  I hear Hidden Palace’s melody for a good minute.  I can’t understand why this song was on the judges’ panel so long.  Aside from the hiccup at the judges panel, this piano piece is beautiful.  It’s an emotional, thoughtful, and mellow arrangement of a tune that we’ve all come to know and love.

Download “Hidden Within” by XenonOdyssey at OCRemix

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  1. IMO, XO has done a great job, the Hidden Palace melody was plain to hear. I’ve heard a fair few tracks sneak past the OCjudges with less arrangement then this, so I thought it was a tad unfair to pick on this track specifically.

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