Faye Wong Enhanced, Import
Originally release '01, Self Titled Album from the 2046/Chungking Express' HK Diva/ movie Star , features 11 Track Mandarin Full Album, plus a bonus Five Track Cantonese AVCD . Includes The Cantonese Single 'Color Blind' and the main theme from the Donald Sunder
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Other outstanding tracks are track1,7,8 ( 'Wings of Light', 'Wandering Red Shoe' and 'The Idiot') esp. 'Wings of Light', it is a rock-out anthemn with Faye's vocals blending to the cacophony of electronic guitars, drums n bass, instead of soaring above her which she usually does ( in her previous albums tracks such as 'A Hundred Years of Solitude'). However, one track which I felt was totally out of the place was track 4, 'Sometimes Love Has a False Reputation', it sounds uninspired, insipid attempt of the lounge music and it left me cold and disgusted why did even Faye choose this material? However it was only one mistake, and its nothing compared to the overall shimmering quality of this album.
As usual, the main lyricist is Lin Xi ( the LYRICIST of Mando AND Canto-pop). No one writes lyrics as poetically beautiful as him and no one writes lyrics as experimentally daring as him.
'Along the way there are people who see through too early the contours of life and the enigma of fate
There are people who realize too late that everything is destined to happen and there's no escape' in track 9 'One Way Street' philosophise about life in such simple words, and it is this quality that Lin Xi possess which constantly surprise me. Another of his musing in 'Flowing Year'...
Sighz.... What more can I say? Go grab this album right now before it is a light year away from you.............!
Girls all sound the same with preteen-like, high pitch, DULL voices. Faye Wong has a high pitched voice, but it is womanly...she doesn't sound like a 10 year old girl, but like a gorgeous (AND feminine) women. I can't explain it, but she has the most beautiful voice I have ever heard and her music is EXCELLENT!
I know a lot of Chinese don't like her anymore, but I think that is due to the pure lovey-dovey pop music they are raised with *shudders*
If this helps any, I am a privately-trained classical, jazz, flamenco guitarist and I love rock, rap, hip hop, jazz, classical, flamenco, reggaeton, latino music, jpop, kpop, khip hop, french/brazillian/russian music etc...so my taste is really varied...and Faye Wong uses SOOO many influences (not much on reggaeton/hip hop though ha ha).
Faye Wong is AWESOME!!! She needs to come to the States or...basically anywhere but China so her music can get some appreciation again!!!
I don't care how old she gets, her voice is the most beautiful voice EVER!!! My mom was professionally trained in voice and also adores Faye Wong.
If you enjoy Korean music, you will love Faye Wong! Her music is much much much better than most Chinese music out there!!! It's like Korean music if you have ever heard that...South Korean music is wonderful!!!
So yea...have to recommend her. Faye Wong is INCREDIBLE!!!