This has to be the most exciting discovery in the last four years for Faye Wong (王菲) fans! On 18 Feb. 2009, Sunnyfacestudio uploaded to YouTube a virtual gold mine! The video contains snippets of four popular English songs that I’ve never seen or heard Faye perform. I’m quite sure they’ve never been included in any of her official — or unofficial — albums. The video is from a 1994 TV show.
1. Chorus from “Nothing Compares 2 U” from The Family’s 1981 album by the same name. The song was written by Prince and covered by Sinead O’Connor in 1991.
UPDATE 22 Feb 2009: Click here to see/hear the fuller version of Faye’s rendition of “Nothing Compares 2 U.”
2. “Iko Iko” from Cyndi Lauper’s 1986 album, True Colors.
3. “Purple Rain” from Prince and The Revolution’s 1984 album by the same name.
4. “Love Is Love” from the British pop group Culture Club’s 1985 EP by the same name:
5. All four songs:
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