Armin van Buuren feat. Jaren ‎– Unforgivable

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Armind ‎– ARMD1061
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5 × File, MP3, 320 kbps
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1 Unforgivable (Extended Mix) 8:14
2 Unforgivable (First State Rough Mix)
Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – First State
8:57
3 Unforgivable (First State Smooth Mix)
Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – First State
9:21
4 Unforgivable (Stoneface & Terminal Dub Mix)
Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – Stoneface & Terminal
7:24
5 Unforgivable (Stoneface & Terminal Vocal Mix)
Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – Stoneface & Terminal
9:03

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(P) Armin Audio BV under exclusive license to Armada Music BV 2009
(C) Armada Music B.V 2009

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8717306953818
  • Other (ISRC, Track 1): NLF710800553
  • Other (ISRC, Track 2): NLF710801766
  • Other (ISRC, Track 3): NLF710801765
  • Other (ISRC, Track 4): NLF710801764
  • Other (ISRC, Track 5): NLF710801763

Other Versions (5 of 9) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ARMD1061 Armin van Buuren feat. Jaren Armin van Buuren feat. Jaren - Unforgivable(5xFile, WAV) Armind ARMD1061 Netherlands 2009
ARMD1061 Armin van Buuren Feat. Jaren Armin van Buuren Feat. Jaren - Unforgivable(12") Armind ARMD1061 Netherlands 2009 Sell This Version
BLT 238-2P Armin van Buuren Feat. Jaren Armin van Buuren Feat. Jaren - Unforgivable(CD, Maxi, Promo) Ultra Records BLT 238-2P North America (inc Mexico) 2009 Sell This Version
ARDI987 Armin Van Buuren feat Jaren Armin Van Buuren feat Jaren - Unforgivable(CDr, Single) Armada Digital ARDI987 Netherlands 2009 Sell This Version
ARDI987 Armin van Buuren Feat. Jaren Armin van Buuren Feat. Jaren - Unforgivable(7xFile, MP3) Armada Digital ARDI987 Netherlands 2009

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LilTheater

LilTheater

April 16, 2009

"Unforgivable" was one of the tracks on "Imagine" that I never revisisted unless I was playing through the entire CD. However, this single release has made the track a regular feature in my daily iTunes playlist and it's down to two things: exceptional sound quality and exceptional remixes all 'round.

You may ask why I bring up sound quality, well, first of all both remixes have a style of beat that I'm really drawn to (smoothly produced beats with busy percussion and hard snares) and it makes listening through the single an even better experience for me. Secondly, anyone who bought Armin's last single "In And Out Of Love" will be painfully aware of how badly Armada messed up the sound quality. Thankfully there was no such error this time and all the mixes sound beautiful at 320kbps.

As for individual tracks, the mixes themselves are very very good indeed. The original is an expertly produced progressive track heavily influenced by Benno's signature 'electro' sound, and as per usual Jaren shines in her vocal performance. As good as it is, I'd argue the main draws of the single are the First State remixes. The Smooth mix has been a regular set-opener for Armin himself and has become very popular due to its exposure and brilliant reworking of the bassy original into a warm progressive track with extra melody. The Rough mix, as you can imagine, goes for the opposite effect and showcases First State's tougher and techier side which helps to add an extra vengeful element to Jaren's lyrics. Scorchin'.
Last but not least is the remix by Stoneface & Terminal, who in my opinion were quite an odd choice to remix this track as instrumentals are their thing. Nevertheless, it resulted in a great uplifting rework that steps the tempo up and delivers a fantastic melody in the breakdown to cap things off.

Although it wasn't included on this first release, there is also a cool Cerf & Mitiska remix on the later Armada Digital package that goes for a deeper progressive house sound. Like the Stoneface & Terminal mix, things don't get interesting until the breakdown but when it gets going it'll leave an impression.

So that's *six* high quality mixes. What else can I say but highly recommended!