“Do Dak Ta” (aka “Superwoman” and “Because of Him”) from Faye Wong’s (王菲) 1994 HK concert album came up in a discussion on “Faye Wong’s ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ – Longer Version“:
mysticaldodo on 25 Feb 2009 said:
To me it [“Nothing Compares 2 U”] sounds only average. Its kinda like the Bohemian Rhapsody cover and her earlier R&B songs, where she can hit every note but yet she doesn’t sound right (vocally). But she did a better job then Prince himself lol.
Her best R&B sound is still ‘Superwoman-Live’ during her earlier HK concert.
feifan on 25 Feb 2009 said:
Oh, yeah! You got that right, Mysticaldodo! Faye’s “Do Dak Ta” from her 1994 HK concert album rocks the soul! That’s one I never get tired of. One of my all time favorites. I’ll have to add that to my list of “Fayve Songs”!
To sound right, she should probably do R&B in Cantonese with a little bit of English (as in her “Superwoman” cover) instead of all English. Not sure how it would sound in Mandarin.
Deb, on 25 Feb 2009 said:
I’d never listened to her “Shirley Wong” days or her other early songs when I first got to know Faye. So when I heard Do Dak Ta on her concert album, oh my god, I almost fainted. Then it became my all time favourite (especially at kareoke) after that and its still at the top of my list. I rushed out to buy her “Shirley” cds after that!
The first album I owned was 100,000 Whys, I listened to it on repeat SO many times that when I got into my Maths test, I had Summer of Love stuck in my head so much that I almost failed!!
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MP3 from Faye Wong Live in Concert album released in Jan. 1995.