Rare Songs – Like an Old Friend’s Visit

“Like an Old Friend’s Visit” (似是故人来) is the theme song from the film Twin Bracelets (雙鐲). Anita Mui (梅艷芳) sang the song in the OST, and it won Best Original Film Song at the 11th Hong Kong Film Awards in 1992. The song also appears in Anita’s 1992 album, The Legend of the Pop Queen Part II. Listen to the audio and video below. Anita’s version is very moving.

Faye Wong’s (王菲) version is from a live 1994 TV performance. I really like Faye’s cover in the video. It’s very different from Anita’s. The audio is a rip from this video.

Faye’s live 1994 version of “Like an Old Friend’s Visit”

Anita’s version of “Like an Old Friend’s Visit”; audio ripped from YouTube addition by Gonenow2003 on 9 Mar 2008.

Faye’s live video version of “Like an Old Friend’s Visit” (似是故人来) is from a video added to YouTube by Fredling on 13 June 2006. The clip features Sally Yeh (葉蒨文), Faye Wong (王菲), Sandy Lam (林憶蓮), and Anita Mui (梅艷芳). Faye’s segment is at the 03:35-05:48 mark.

Anita’s 1999 live version, added to YouTube by Ericcheung1983 on 9 Sep 2006.