The Galen Behr vs. Orjan Nilsen remix is just *massive*. Good move by Armin to include it in ASOT Classics Vol. 4.
Tbh I had never heard the original. It's okay, but you can tell the melody and vibe are being held back by the slower bpm.
I think this track highlights what can be accomplished with melodic types of trance. It happened a bit too late, well past the golden era of 1999-2002 and slight progressive revival of 2004, but damn this track matches the quality of trance from those eras. Carabella along with Arksun - Arisen are an overlooked peak of this entire genre, imo.
The remix clearly overshadows the original. Just lovely, uplifting trance that's actually uplifting. Not the first track of its kind - there were a few (Arizona vs Passiva the year before and his DJ Governor) - but one of the best indeed.