Original Track Length: 9:42
Original Track Key: Bm
Edited Track Length: 3:54
Edited Track Key: Bbm (semitone decrease)
Following Track Mix Point: 3:25
Following Track Key: Bbm
Following Track Transition: Tonic (root)
I started the editing for ‘Encore Une Fois’ by taking a small section of a backing synth from the main breakdown and looping this continually (similar to what I did with ‘Meet Her At The Love Parade’ on the first disc) to create a soundbed which I then merged with elements of the intro of the mix to create the opening transition from ‘I Can’t Help Myself’.
The main reason for doing this was because I wanted the track to start at the breakdown of the original mix, and had I used the actual build up from the mix before the breakdown it would have sounded too similar to what was going on in ‘I Can’t Help Myself’, and I wanted to have a change in mood.
The final aspect of the editing was based around trimming the outro to flow over 32 bars, and at the point where ‘The Silence’ is introduced at 3:25, I had to splice a section of the vocal from another area of the track to complete the phrase as the cut left a gap, and I really wanted to have the vocal finish its phrase as I felt it was a great audio cue for the introduction of ‘The Silence’.
Mix transition between ‘Encore Une Fois’ & ‘The Silence’ :
A final note on the editing is that this was the only track where I did not let the arrangement flow fully towards the next track – I silenced the arrangement one bar short before the next track to bring focus on the vocal snippet from ‘The Silence’, which again was a knowing wink to the original Euphoria.