In this video, Faye Wong (王菲) as Wang Jingwen (王靖雯) sings “Fragile Woman” (容易受傷的女人), the runaway hit in her 1992 breakthrough album, Coming Home. This video is interesting because it’s a crossover between her earlier 1990 MV, “Everything,” and her “new” look. The carryover portion has her posing on a car in shorts, emphasizing her long legs, getting soaked by a rain shower, and tossing her head back to reveal her extraordinarily long slender neck. But the flaming torches and glistening skin have given way to a more sophisticated, pensive, and perhaps darker look that we’ve come to associate with Faye.
“Fragile Woman” is a cover of Miyuki Nakajima’s (中島みゆき) “Rouge” (ルージュ), which was released in 1977. On 18 Sep 2007, iLuvCiconne16085868 added a video to YouTube containing both Faye’s and Miyuki’s versions.
(From a video uploaded to YouTube by skwongh on 7 Feb 2008)
Miyuki Nakajima’s version.
Trish Thùy Trang’s English version, “Please Don’t Go Away,” ripped from a YouTube video uploaded by bindrub on 19 March 2009.
Faye’s version from Coming Home (Aug 1992).
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