I've been planning to do this song for a while now (it's actually been number 1 on my to-do list for like a year), but I'm glad that I waited till now to get to it.
This is a very complex song, so it doesn't get a whole lot of remix treatment. Once again we encounter one of those game tracks where it's hard to hear exactly what each seperate instrument is doing, so although this isn't the hardest song to play, it was pretty tough to figure out. There's seems to be up to 7 or 8 different things going on at any given time.
The original song has 7 different sections (counting the intro), and the only thing I altered was extending the 3rd section to twice the length to give it more of a 'verse' feel. Early versions of this remix had an 8th section that I attempted to use as a bridge after the 2nd playthrough that was going to be a play on the 'Charming Magician' theme, but I hated it everytime I heard it so I took it out. With that said, the arrangement itself is pretty simple: 3 playthroughs with a solo in the middle. I felt the original was already great enough (and had enough sections) to go changing it around.
I find myself struggling to type much more about this one so I won't force it. I said earlier I'm glad I waited till now to get to this song because I feel like I really hit a stride since the Sonic Medley where I'm very satisfied with what I'm hearing, and this song is EXTREMELY fragile and can be very easy to screw up because of how complex it is.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Ciao!