Ever since I read Josh Cheung’s description of Faye Wong’s (王菲) song, “I Love Freckles,” I’ve been dying to hear it. I finally found it. Click below to listen. it’s a cover from Alan Tam’s album, The Root of Love. Alan’s version is actually a cover of Gazebo’s 1983 song, “I Like Chopin.” The problem is that I just haven’t been able to track it down on the web. Josh describes the album as Universal’s Alan Tam 15th Anniversary Tribute Collection, released August 1999. Anyway, with that title and the bits and pieces of info that I had, I struck out for the last couple of years.
Tonight, though, in a random search on Imeem, I struck gold. John (Nong) Zhang, in Dec 2007, uploaded a song titled “I Like Chopin,” sung by Faye, which just happens to be the original title of “I Love Freckles.”
Variants of the album title are Alan Tam – Who Can Change and Alan Tam 15th Anniversary Memorial Collection – Unchangeable. But the August 1999 date is the same. Also, it seems Faye’s song, on track 2, is included in the Hong Kong release only. It’s been inexplicably omitted from releases in other regions.
Click on the arrow to listen.
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