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You Were There (ICO)

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Jan 20, 2013 | 6:49 PM EST
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4 MB
3 min 29 sec
4.51 / 5.00

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Rated 4.51 / 5 stars
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Author Comments

This is my tribute to ICO, a purely instrumental version of You Were There. This project underwent quite a few changes since I first began, and the overall goal was to create a very ethereal sound that would do it justice. I hope that I have. To know the game - and its music - is to love it. If you've never heard of either the game or the song, I hope that you will be pleasantly surprised by this cover, and perhaps your curiosity will only be satiated by experiencing ICO for yourself. If you happen to own a PS3, do yourself a favor and pick up the ICO and Shadow of the Colossus Collection if you haven't already; you will not be disappointed.

Well, that's enough shameless plugging from me. Please let me know what you think by voting, and goodness knows I always enjoy a good review.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

What an unexpected yet wonderful surprise to stumble upon a remix of one of my favourite video game OSTs. I decided to check out your profile but I'd never thought I'd come across something like this: I've played and completed both ICO and Shadow of the Colossus and they are both enchanting, legendary games!
Your instrumental remix is terrific. The flute was a marvellous substitute for Steven Geraghty's voice in the original track and had a calming feel to it. The melody is also on point and I loved the introduction of the percussion as well: a great way that the composition sped up both in your remix and the original.
I highly compliment your appreciation in a touching little experience that is ICO itself, and even more so your ability to replicate its beautiful ending track. A hearty five stars to you, Nomad, and keep up the music!

ChronoNomad responds:

Thank you very much, PotentApogee! It's always a pleasure to meet a fellow fan of Team ICO's incredibly deep and emotional titles. I knew that I could never recreate something that was already so perfect with Steven Geraghty's incredible soprano talents, but when a song is on permanent loop in my head, the best way to cure it is always with a loving remix or cover. Please enjoy the nostalgia with my blessing, and I truly appreciate both the fantastic score and review!

Are you looking forward to The Last Guardian as much as I am? ^___^


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

It's been too long,

This is the first time I have checked newgrounds in a long time and I'm happy to see that your still creating such beautiful pieces of art. While I have never played or even seen ICO I have heard many good things. This is so calm and yet, so full of life. One of my favorites as far as your music goes good sir.

ChronoNomad responds:

Welcome back, chaosdrakath. I am always happy to see a review from you, and I truly appreciate your comments. Thanks for the stars, too! I'm really glad that you enjoy the relaxing and vibrant qualities of the music, and I highly recommend checking out ICO if ever you are afforded the chance. It is an experience not to be missed.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Very nice rearrangement! I love the instruments you used.
Nice work :)

ChronoNomad responds:

Thank you very much for the five-star review! The descending arpeggios were probably the biggest departure from the original. I also tried to choose instruments that would enhance the overall Fantasy feel of the music. ^_^