Jill – Faye’s 1994 Interview with Tao Zi

jill, on July 4th, 2009  said:

http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/WFSWe6ToszA

not sure if u guys hv this interview. with taiwan tv
she is super cute!

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Faye’s 1994 Virgin Atlantic TV Commercials

I’d heard of these 1994 Faye Wong (王菲) Virgin Atlantic TV commercials, but I’d never seen them until today. In the third video, we see that Faye received an award for the commercial. I agree with sleeppinky’s YouTube comment that, when we see ads like these, we realize that Faye’s speaking voice is just as beautiful as her singing voice.


yk042 – Faye Wong and Chang Fei

In the first video, we have Faye Wong (王菲) with host Chang Fei (张菲) in a live 1994 TV performance in Taiwan. In this rare video, we see Faye dancing to “Flow Not Fly” (from Hundred Thousand Whys, Sep 1993). In the second, we have the two again reuniting ten years later, at the 2004 Golden Melody Awards in Taiwan. Both videos were added to YouTube by yk042 on 5 June 2009.


I think most of us are familiar with the second video, but the quality of this version is exceptional.

Thanks, yk042!

Who Is This – Singing ‘If You Were Mine’?

OK, this MP3 audio (below) is not Faye Wong (王菲) singing the English version of “If You Were Mine.” The Mandarin version of this song was the title track, “Sky” (Tian Kong), from Faye’s Nov. 1994 album by the same name. But many who have uploaded and written about the English version seem to think it is Faye. If I’m correct in saying that this is not Faye, then who is it? BTW, “Sky” (and “Angel” from the same album) was in the 1994 film Mermaid Got Married, starring Ekin Cheng and Christy Chung.

mermaid_got_married

‘Do Dak Ta’ Live in 1994 Concert!

“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.

Four ‘New’ Faye Wong Songs!

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:

Faye Wong and Emil Chau – 1994 Duet

Updated 4/9/14
Here’s a rare and fascinating duet (listen to the audio below) with Faye Wong (王菲) and Emil Chau (周華健 aka Wakin), from a live 1994 appearance in which Faye, Emil, Shirley Kwan (關淑怡), and a fourth singer sang a medley of Chinese and English songs. It was uploaded to YouTube by Dukouchenxi yesterday (20 Feb. 2009). The duet occurs in the faye_emil03:29-05:00 segment so the MP3 runs about 01:30. The video is about 06:36 in length so the duet is just a brief section. Since we’ve all been starving for “new” Faye material, this video upload by Dukouchenxi is a godsend. In the video, you’ll hear some stray noises in the Faye-Emil duet. I removed the worst, a pop, in the MP3.

Updated 4/9/14