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My-die or Mid-dee?

No, I'm not THIS musically prolific. Instead, here is a personal stockpile of .mid files, electronic renditions of some of my favorite tunes that have been collected over the years. I think the true test of a song's greatness is how well it can be translated as a MIDI: something that sounded good on the radio may nevertheless reduce to a series of video-game bleeps under the commanding hand of even the most competent musician. But the ones included below certainly make the cut. Files marked by an asterisk (*) are songs that I find particularly impressive... usually because I already loved the original, non-MIDI version in the first place. Those tiny few with TWO asterisks (**) are Absolutely Must Downloads.

(Be forewarned: this collection exists independently on one of my Angelfire freebie accounts, NOT here at Free Lunch Studios and Mindspring's server. Expect bottlenecks and other miscellaneous delays.)


Elton John
Bennie and the Jets
Crocodile Rock
Island Girl *
Rocket Man *
Simple Life *
The One
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Can You Feel the Love Tonight?
Your Song

Collective Soul
The World I Know
Shine

Genesis
Fading Lights *
Way of the World

Live
All Over You

Robert Plant
Heaven Knows *

Seal
Crazy *

U2
With or Without You **
Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me *
Mysterious Ways *

From "The Last Ninja"
The Wastelands **
Central Park *
The Street *
The Sewers
The Basement
Office Block
The Mansion

Green Day
2000 Light Years Away
Armatage Shanks
Basket Case
Desensitized
Good Riddance *
Paper Lanterns *
At the Library *
Nice Guys Finish Last
Going to Pasalacqua **
One for the Razorbacks
Redundant
Reject
She *
Uptight *
Worry Rock

From "Les Miserables"
Castle on a Cloud
Do You Hear the People Sing?

Jesus Jones
Real

Metallica
Hero of the Day

Mike and the Mechanics
Beggar on a Beach of Gold
Another Cup of Coffee *
All I Need is a Miracle *
Silent Running *

Nirvana
Sliver
Lithium
Pennyroyal Tea

Wallflowers
Heroes