Originally posted by Eric G:
My 2 cents,
I immensely enjoyed the first version - it\'s an inspiring piece in so many senses.
For me, the guitar added a great deal in sections where it\'s exposed. Very tasteful playing, and it complements the rest of the mix nicely. I didn\'t dig it so much, though, in the bigger sections. Hearing a lone acoustic guitar hold its own against a massive VOTA choir seemed unnatural in an otherwise convincingly huge texture.
BTW, the fact that the VOTA parts stand up so well along with an actual vocal in the same piece says great things for both VOTA and Rob\'s programming skills, in my opinion.
Again, this probably accounts for personal taste. Great writing, great performance, beautiful piece.