So the first order was to edit an instrumental version. Fine, easy. Now the complaint was that there's no lead melody. (sort of how instrumentals work most of the time ehh) So I play in a guide melody with some steel drums, easy. Oh, gotta burn a CD. Wow, it's been years since I've burned CDs. Good thing I still had a stack of media sitting around. Burn single speed (or whatever "slowest" meant) like in show masters.. no sure if that's still relevant, but sometimes burning max speed used to make CDs unplayable. Label the CD, all done.
After listening to the song inside out, I learned a couple of things:
- The bass and drums are doing a raggae thing pretty much the whole time, which was surprising since everything else is all calypso.
- The brass arrangement is done really well. I never realized since it just sounds like horns just blasting away, but they come in at the best times relative to the main melody to really keep the energy going. Horn section plays with a great attitude too!
- The chorus is beautiful. Maybe that's to be expected when you've got a whole crew of talented singers on board, but it's executed so well. They're not singing the most complex of lines, and the lines themselves aren't that expressive, but the vocal tone alone I think successfully creates a cheerful and festive mood. That's a whole chorus section's worth of good singing / voice acting! Powerful stuff.