yk042 – Rare Video of Faye Performing ‘Everything’ in 1990

This is a rare video of Faye Wong (王菲) performing “Everything” in 1990 for a live TV audience. This is the title song from the album, which was released in June 1990. This was her second album. It was added to YouTube by yk042 (yan kiat) on 28 July 2009. yk042 uploaded it in two separate segments. I joined them, but in the process found a glitch toward the end of the first that broke the continuity. I edited out the glitch but you can still see a slight break in the flow. We thank yan kiat for another fabulous upload, and we join him/her in thanking the FMF forum for making this video available to all Faye fans.

Faye looks so young in this video. She was 20 or just turned 21. You can hear fans yelling her name, “Wong Jing Man!” At this early stage in her career, her manager and advisors had no idea how to “market” her. They were trying to exploit her beauty by presenting her as a sultry, sexy femme fatale. She had the looks and style to pull it off, but you can see that this just wasn’t Faye. After her third album, You’re the Only One, just six months later in December 1990, she decided to take a break from her career and left for New York toward the end of 1991, where she took some music classes.

As it turns out, this was a much needed opportunity for her to rethink her image and goals. After returning, she recorded and released Coming Home in August 1992, the breakthrough album that gave us a different Faye, a performer who has decided to do things her way or not at all. Fully in charge of her own career, Faye began making her own decisions, and the rest is history.

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4 Responses

  1. yk042, thank you very much for this fabulous video! I’d never seen it until now. Faye looks so different! Very hot!

  2. You’re most welcome.
    I actually found it from FMF forum. (www.wongfei.org)
    Do you have an account in that forum??

  3. yan kiat, I made the FMF correction in the post. I did at one time but I’m not sure if it’s still active. I haven’t logged in there in a long while. Not much time lately. But as soon as I have some, I’ll check it out.

  4. Nice clip.

    I am interested in Faye’s move to NYC for a year in 1991 (arriving there in Dec 1990 as you mention above). I’ve never heard anything about her stay there. Where did she live? Did she make any friends? What did she do besides taking music classes? Did she have a caucasian boyfriend at the time? Isn’t anything known about her time there? I’m sure it was a “coming of age” and “self-identity” phase for Faye. Seems an important time in her life, I’d like to know more about it :-)

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