Review: Robert Miles Featuring Kathy Sledge – Freedom (Album Version) (House)

This review covers the house track Robert Miles Featuring Kathy Sledge – Freedom (Album Version).

This track was released in 1997 as a single.

The track starts off with a low slow bassline. A synth effect fades in. The vocals come in with a good dose of reverb. The synth keeps becoming more pronounced. A kick and an additional bassline comes in. A synth effect then comes in.

From there, the drum kit comes in with breakbeat influences. An additional synth backs a piano melody. Some synth pads also make an appearance here. From there, the vocals take the track into the first verse. Backup vocals also make an appearance.

when the vocals hit the main chorus, a synth string melody also comes in. This is capped off with an instrumental section that features the piano some more.

From there, the vocals return for another verse. The vocals then take the track into the main chorus again. The synth string melody also makes a return here. This section is capped off with elements of the main chorus as well as the piano. A brief instrumental section follows.

Notes go higher as the vocals take the track into the main chorus again. The vocals also extend the main chorus even further. A synth track ends the track as the synth pads and effects gradually lead the track out.

For me, this track definitely has an overall pleasant sound to it. The strings work quite well and the pads really give this track a nice full sound.

Another positive is the vocals. They only add to the overall pleasant nature of this track. They really do sound very nice.

A minor complaint I have with this track is that I kind of wished there was something that really takes this track to the next level. The change in octave almost achieves that, but falls just short in my view because nothing is really added to the track by the end. This stunts that progression in sound. Still, this is a minor complaint.

Overall, this is a pretty solid track. It has a nice overall pleasant sound to it which is always a welcome thing to hear. The string pads and melodies work well. The piano is nicely done. Also, the vocals are quite well done. So, a very solid track all around in my view.


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