|ORIGINAL ARTIST: Kenji Yamamato & Minaka Hamano (arr. Jake “virt” Kaufman & Grant “Stemage” Henry) – SOURCE: Super Metroid’s Entire Soundtrack (Crystal Flash & various Metroid Metal arrangements)|
|REARRANGED AND PERFORMED BY: Tony Dickinson|
|INSTRUMENTATION: Guitars, Bass, Drums, Nylon Acoustic Guitar, Steel Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Strings, Brass, Orchestral Percussion, Bongos, Shaker, Super Metroid Sound FX, Jesus Christ way too much to list|
|GENRE: The Proggiest of Metal|
NOTES: Your ears aren’t deceiving you. Yes, this is a Crystal Flash cover and yes I transplanted Metroid Metal arrangements into the song. Since August 2011 was Recover Month, I had only one choice: Cover the one song that got me into remixing. This originally started off as just a straight Crystal Flash cover, but as I was working through the arrangement, I felt an urge to add a riff from one of the Metroid Metal arrangements in a certain section. It was originally supposed to be that one reference, but I decided to add more Metroid Metal arrangements to make this arrangement less of a straight cover. Metroid Metal was also one of the first remixing projects I ever listened to. I felt it only appropriate to do tribute to two of the best musicians I know, two of the best people on the planet, and two of the largest influences on my music.