Rare Early Videos – Untitled (Mo Tai)

Here’s an unusual combo — video clips of Faye Wong (王菲) that I haven’t seen with an unsynced track 9, “Untitled” (無題, Mo Tai), from Di-Dar (Dec 1995). Leelee2046, the uploader, says the video is from a 1995 award show. Click below to see it. (Note: Di-Dar‘s Japan version was released a couple months later, on 25 Feb 1996, with a bonus track, One Person Two Roles, 一人分飾兩角.) I’m guessing that this Mo Tai video was put together by a fan with an artistic flair. We’re beginnig to see quite a few of these “home-made” productions, and on the whole they’re pretty good. I like this one.

Added to YouTube by Leelee2046 on 5 June 2008.


3 Responses

  1. Hi feifan!

    I was the one that uploaded that video to YouTube some days ago. I actually did it to post it on my blog (http://saopauloexpress.blogspot.com/) as one of my Faye’s favourite alternative songs. I got inspired from your Faye’s Best Videos and decided to do a ranking of my favourite Faye songs in my own blog. It is written in portuguese, but you can still see what my choices are. It is actually divided in four categories: bets ballads (the only one I posted until now), best happy songs, best rock songs and best alternative songs. Because there is no video of the song “Untitled” I decided to create one (in Windows Movie Maker, that’s why it’s really crappy) with images from an award in 1995, where Faye actually sings Chesspiece and Wishing We Last Forever.
    By the way, you actually might already know me from All About Faye Forum, where my username is LilyFay. I’m really sad that you don’t participate on the forum anymore. I read your blog everyday and I want to congratulate you for the good job. Keep it up.

  2. Oi, LF! Good to hear from you. I had no idea you were leelee2046. I wish I knew how to create videos, too. I’ll have to get hold of Windows Movie Maker and start experimenting. It looks like fun. I make it a point to post only videos that I like to watch, and yours is fun. I like the humor that you’ve attained with Faye’s half-serious looks. I get the feeling that she’s just about to bust out laughing! Also, I don’t feel that the syncing is a problem. The video works well with the music, and the syncing isn’t a factor. In fact, I notice that a lot of videos are moving away from syncing to get different effects.

    I miss all of you at AAAF and am planning to return, but I thought I’d try my hand at blogging, first, something Incog mentioned a while back. At the time, I didn’t give it a thought, but I now realize that a blog actually fits my style better. Incog might’ve seen this even when I couldn’t. Right now, I’m having the time of my life, posting on anything that strikes my fancy. I like the freedom.

    I’ll have to check out your blog! I keep forgetting that your first language is Portuguese. That’s what amazes me about you guys on AAAF — you all speak so many different languages! I really like your categories — rock, ballads, and alternatives! As soon as I read them, I immediately started to think of what my “best” list would contain. Hey, I hope you won’t mind if I steal your ideas!

    I’ll be looking for more of your leelee2046 videos on YouTube. Cool, the way you’ve played with “lily” to get “leelee” — and I’ll definitely have to do something with 2046. It’s visually one of the most moving films I’ve ever seen. It doesn’t have the frenetic energy of CKE, but it has a raw power that’s just below the surface of the emotional languor, and the result is a sense of mystery about the love between men and women that makes the film feel fresh every time I watch it. It’s a lot like Faye that way, mysterious and impossible to fully grasp, always leaving us with a sense of wonder. I think that’s why her fans continue to listen to her music and watch her videos — she never grows old.

    Obrigado for the comment.

    Até logo,

  3. LF, I forgot to say — I hope you’ll continue to create more videos for Faye songs that don’t have them — and even for songs that do. Give them your own twist, as you’ve done with Mo Tai. Later.

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