had a really long review untill IE crashed... yay.
you can really hear the clearer EQ and better compression, first thing that really stands out is the quality of this one. BUT, with that, the main instrument in the first 2 min (that keyboard thing) has lost most of its impact, because it's clearer, it's not as sharp or ... oomphy... makes all the instruments blend together. Maybe raising the sound level of that instrument would help? it gets lost quite a few times in the angel chior and organ sounds.
the drums are definatly better, very nice work there, but mainly be caareful when adding alot of instraments, it can completely swamp the song and just make it one big pile of notes. If you can't 'see' the thread of an instrument in the song then that instruments been swamped.
The new part at 5:20? very very nice. love the piano, and this part has no swamping in it. definatly the best part of the song.
Hmm, the short version:
when adding instruments, try not to swamp other instruments. When they sound similar this can be a big big problem. Maybe making one slightly out of phase, or louder can fix that.
Remember that sharp instruments become soft when the compression is less.
heh thats it, nice and short.
defiantly better then the original!, though i'll still listen to both. love your songs.