‘See the Chimney Smoke Again’ – Classic Favorite

This is Faye Wong’s (王菲) version of “See the Chimney Smoke Again” (又見炊煙) in a live performance in 2000. It’s from a video added to YouTube by Etcmail2047 on 29 March 2008. Of the other versions that I reviewed on YouTube and Youku, this has the best video quality. However, the volume level is too low and needs to be turned up. For a better sound mix, see the version uploaded by Bn0012345 on 7 July 2008.

This is a cover of Teresa Teng’s (邓丽君) 1978 hit. The original, “Sato no Aki” (里の秋), was first sung by Kawada Masako (川田正子) in 1945. (The source for this info is Hkship, 1 Jan 2008, who also includes a translation of the lyrics, in Chinese and English, in her YouTube upload.)

Faye Wong’s earliest recording of this song can be found in her first album, Where Comes the Wind (風從哪裡來), which was released as a cassette by Yunan Audio and Video on 15 June 1985 when Faye was 15. (Click here for the related article and the audio for this song.) Faye recorded it once more in her July 1995 album, The Decadent Sound of Faye.

Faye’s version.

Teresa’s version (from a video added to YouTube by Jimmylamhk on 3 May 2008)

Kawada Masako’s version (from a video added to YouTube by Sabuichi68 on 2 Mar 2008)


2 Responses

  1. neat
    comparing the 3 singers was fun
    very different

    I have been enjoying many aspects of this web site

    I have been a fan of faye’s since 2001, a friend slipped some of her songs on my computer before a trip to china.

    just stumbled on this web site today

    xie xie ni

    si ran

  2. Si Ran, you’re welcome, and thank you for your kind words. I’m glad you found us! Please don’t hesitate to share your thoughts with us in comments such as this. Faye is such a beautiful and amazingly talented person. But she’s far, far more than that. She’s a wonderful and unique human being, incredibly creative, intelligent, and thoughtful. I think those of us who admire her understand and appreciate her at a level that’s far deeper than the general public’s. And if the current rumors are true, she’s going to be back toward the end of this month. YES!

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