Deb, on 3 March 2009 said:
I totally forgot about Serpentskirt, I love that song!
I wonder how Faye and CT came to work together?
If only Faye came out with another “Restless” album, that would bring a tear to my eye (of joy)!
Oh I just thought of a Rare Song that should be posted. In her 98-99 HK Concert, on Christmas and maybe Xmas Eve too, Faye sang a couple of english songs, one was definitely Last Christmas by Wham. Can we find a recording of this??
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Reply 3 March 2009: Wow! Last Christmas by Wham! This would definitely be a rare song. I’ve never heard of Faye covering it. I’ve always thought that Faye could do wonders with Christmas songs. She has the perfect voice for them! There must be a recording out there, somewhere, even a very poor one. Or maybe even a video.
[UPDATE 5.22.10: Click here for the video.]
Re Serpentskirt — it’s grown and still growing on me. With every listen, I’m getting a better feel for Faye’s presence and how she impacts the song. I think she makes a world of difference.
Re how she got together with Cocteau Twins — I hope someone will step forward and enlighten us.
Her first CT cover was “Random Thoughts” (“Bluebeard”) from the album of the same name and, a couple years later, “Fractured” and “Repressing Happiness” in Fu Zao. The following year, in Faye Wong 1997, CT contributed “Amusement Park” and Faye did “Reminiscence,” a cover of CT’s “Rilkean Heart.” There might’ve been more, but that’s all I’m aware of.
They must’ve developed a working relationship. How, I’m not sure. But I’ve read some not-so-nice things from one of the CT members about Faye. My sense is that they’re talented but crass. Well, at least this one member. I don’t think they ever understood or appreciated Faye’s artistry. But I may be wrong. If they’d kept up the collaboration, who knows what heights they might’ve reached together.
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