Rare Early Videos – Close to You

This is a 1995 Hong Kong TVB video of Faye Wong (王菲) and Sally Yeh (叶倩文, Ye Qianwen) singing “Close to You,” a cover of the Carpenters‘ 1970 chart topper. (The sound quality in the audio, which is below the video, is better.) The song was written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David in 1963, and it was first released by the Carpenters as a single on 15 May 1970 when Faye was not quite two years old.Sally was born in Taiwan but grew up in Canada. She is noted for being the only person to have won the Hong Kong Best Female Singer award four times. In 1996, she got married and her career went into hold, while Faye’s continued to skyrocket. (Revised 7.12.08: Added 6.6.08: This video is part 2 of a 4-part series.)

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