My Instrumental Cover of "I Walk to My Own Song"

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My Instrumental Cover of "I Walk to My Own Song"

Post by HowardPerlman » Sat Jan 23, 2016 5:58 pm

Folks,

For your listening enjoyment, here is a link to my electronic instrumental rendition of Stratovarius' "I Walk to My Own Song," from the band's 2003 album, Elements Pt. 2. It's a modified version of a preexistent midi file, with remixed instrumentation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhnvfQLv58Y

I rendered this version of I Walk to My Own Song because I've been in the process of looking for covers of Stratovarius songs that do not merely involve someone playing or singing over Stratovarius' originally recorded audio, but creating a new rendition of the song without using any of Stratovarius' originally recorded audio.

This has been for two purposes: a significant interest in hearing unique covers that have been created in tribute to Stratovarius, and creating a playlist of these covers for work and workouts.

In my searches, I'd been able to find such covers for songs from each of Stratovarius' officially released albums except two: Eternal, which is understandable because it's so new, and Elements Pt. 2, of which I was surprised because there are many covers of songs from Elements Pt. 1 and the album was released more than 10 years ago. Also, I've not been able to find any covers of the Stratovarius versions of the songs from its widely circulated demo, Revolution Renaissance, which eventually was transformed into the album New Era, released by the band Revolution Renaissance that Tolkki formed after departing Stratovarius.

Because I could not find any such covers from Elements Pt. 2, I decided to render this version with at least halfway decent sounds (much better than the sounds of the original midi file) to fill in the gap and know that at least one such cover exists that is not merely a midi file! If you know of any other such covers of songs from Elements Pt. 2 (preferably live covers, which of course are preferable to electronic-only, but still non-midi-sound covers like the one I quickly created), please let me know, as I'd like to hear them!

For the record, here are links to my favorite such covers of songs from Stratovarius' other albums:

Fright Night: Goodbye, by Omar Mendoza Beltrán: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP-_B2HvvVc

Stratovarius II/Twilight Time: Break the Ice, by TheDeliriumOpera/Mr. The Dreamweaver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xR9lkiminrg

Dreamspace: Hold On to Your Dream, by Sunrise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMK7Xp-9ZnI

Fourth Dimension: Against the Wind, by Highlord: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36KgqXHHTXE

Episode: Forever, by James E. Green: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RZ7t5K79Ts

Visions: Black Diamond, by Desdemona: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=644392735679571

Destiny: A tie between two -
1) S.O.S., by Siegfried Song, Alex Nasla and David Olivares [this one was featured in a post on the Stratovarius community forum not too long ago, and it is excellent]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNLO4jJxRf0
2) Anthem of the World, by Silenzium: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkUegBoJl5w

Infinite: Hunting High and Low, by hoffmensch007: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glN6ofeTAfY

Intermission: Requiem, by the International Stratovarius Cover Collaboration/Intermission Project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oj8UbtGicvU

Elements Pt. 1: Eagleheart, by Kimmo Lappalainen/Kimez: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mPjBetz2ZY

Elements Pt. 2: I Walk to My Own Song, by H. Perlman (see above)

Stratovarius: The Land of Ice And Snow, by TheDeliriumOpera/Mr. The Dreamweaver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoTXH_ciFwY

[Revolution Renaissance demo] - If you know of any such covers of the Stratovarius versions of the songs from this demo album, please let me know!

Polaris: When Mountains Fall, by Rafael Bazano and Gus Monsanto: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eg79ELMPhDk

Elysium: Elysium, by Hilário Fernandes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kFvRyJ8EMg

Nemesis: Unbreakable, by LEAH: http://leahmchenry.com/track/unbreakabl ... rius-cover

Eternal: If you know of any such covers from Eternal, please let me know!

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Re: My Instrumental Cover of "I Walk to My Own Song"

Post by fuck » Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:22 pm

Sounds like you just imported the midi of the song like flavio does. :lol:

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Re: My Instrumental Cover of "I Walk to My Own Song"

Post by HowardPerlman » Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:43 pm

fuck wrote:Sounds like you just imported the midi of the song like flavio does. :lol:
Yes indeed, I freely acknowledge that this was a quite quick project that involved importing a midi file into Garageband, making some adjustments to the original notation, and transferring the original low-quality midi sounds into at least halfway decent higher quality instrumentation, with a different rhythmic pattern.

With more time, I'd be glad to one day create a much more robust cover of this song with live instruments and vocals.

The covers I'm looking for are those like the one I rendered for I Walk to My Own Song, electronic instrumentation with better sounds than mere midi files, and those which are much more robust, live versions, like the S.O.S. cover by Siegfried Song, Alex Nasla and David Olivares, which as I mentioned before is excellent.

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Re: My Instrumental Cover of "I Walk to My Own Song"

Post by Southern_Cross » Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:35 pm

fuck wrote:Sounds like you just imported the midi of the song like flavio does. :lol:
I agree

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