Faye Comeback Concerts in October 2010?

According to China News Net (20 Nov. 2009), Hong Kong and Taiwan record company executives are claiming that Faye Wong (王菲) will be staging a series of comeback concerts in October 2010. She will receive 50 million yuan for performances in ten stadiums in cities such as Shanghai and Beijing. Katie Chen (陈家瑛), Faye’s agent, is reported to have confirmed this news. When asked for details about time and place, she replied, “It’s still under study.”

Update 22 Nov. 2009: Chengdu Daily’s Zhang Shihao (张世豪)reported today that the comeback will be staged in Shanghai and Beijing, with five performances in each. Their reporter spoke with Faye’s agent, Katie, who said, “Indeed, we are talking about it. It is proceeding smoothly.” When asked what form the return would take, she said, “It may be a concert.” She also said that the event will not be in October. The date has not been finalized.

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Happy Birthday, Faye!

faye_bday2Faye’s birthday is on the 8th of August! Looks like she’ll be celebrating with good friends such as Vicki and Carina. Please take a moment to add your birthday greeting! Post it as a comment to this message. If you want to add a “card” in JPG format, let me know the URL and I’ll download and post it.

Froggie, on August 5th, 2009 said:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY FAYE~!!
still looking fayebulous ;) Love ya’ long time~ *muacks*~

Zach, on August 5th, 2009 said:
Happy birthday, Faye! =)

Feifan, on August 5th, 2009 said:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FAYE! I’m so happy to see that you’re beginning to resume part of your career. I’m looking forward to your return to recording and performing as well as acting in films. Miss you very much!

Yan Kiat (yk04_2), on August 5th, 2009 said:
Happy birthday Faye!
Your talent and all the classic songs will never been forgotten. =)

Nick, on August 6th, 2009 said:
Faye, you really are an inspiration for more people than you realise. Thanks for always being there in the most beautiful music I have heard. Only you can break that standard and I really hope you will do this soon. Happy Birthday. Love, Nick.

Raint, on August 6th, 2009 said:
Happy Birthday! You surely must know tt you and your music and your legacy are timeless and priceless. But you have no idea how well you and your music served me throughout my life. Wish you great health and peace.

Jeffrey827, on August 7th, 2009 said:
Faye, not sure if you are in Beijing or Hongkong. I pray for you wherever you may be. In less than 3 hours, you will turn to a new decade of your life. I was there some years ago and believe me life does begin. Not sure if you will read this (you should just because how tirelessly Feifan maintains a site that many of us silently follow without posting a message) but if you do please believe that you have a huge base of people who appreciate your music. A new decade? If this is really what you want to do it one more time, we all pray that you will stage a comeback. As my little superstition I am holding the greeting until the clock ticks.

Jess, on August 7th, 2009 said:
Happy Birthday Faye! wish u stay happy and healthy always! really hope u will come back and sing as soon as possible! The world needs your songs!

Dan, on August 7th, 2009 said:
Happy Birthday to Faye!!!
Still waiting for your new album…

y.A.S.d., on August 7th, 2009 said:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY FAYE
40 years finally, I think this age is a very nice age and waited a long time before you finally turned 40! I hope you will release a nice record soon! xxx

Wubing, on August 7th, 2009 said:
Happy Birthday Faye ! Hope to hear your new album soon. All the fans around the world miss you and wishes you only happiness. Cheers.

Sarah, on August 7th, 2009 said:
Happy birthday, Faye! You may be 40 already, but I still love your look and voice! :) May you be happy forever! And whenever you are ready, please sing for us again and make us happy too :P

Wubing, on August 7th, 2009 said:
Feifan, I had just dedicated a post for Faye on my blog today – http://wubing80.blogspot.com/2009/08/happy-birthday-faye-wong.html

Dancing Queen Video – Complete

This is the full-blown Dancing  Queen (飛躍舞台) live TV performance with Faye Wong (王菲), Sally Yeh (葉蒨文), and Sandy Lam (林憶蓮), in Taiwan (台慶),  1993. It was added to YouTube by imchi001 on 17 July 2009. The video quality is excellent, but the audio is slightly out of synch. The version in the recently released “The True Story of Faye Wong” inexplicably omits Sandy.

Here are the songs:
Faye Wong (王菲) – Flow Not Fly (流非飛)
Sally Yeh (葉蒨文) – Tilt (傾斜)
Sandy Lam (林憶蓮) – No Longer Frivolous (不再兒嬉)
Faye Wong – Shock (震撼)
Sally Yeh – Possessed by the Devil (走火入魔)
Sandy Lam – Day the Earth Large (天大地大)
Faye Wong – Heart of the Sun (心裡的陽光)
Sally Yeh – Summer of Love
Sandy Lam – The Letter Itself, chorus (信自己, 合唱)

Mysticaldodo – Faye and Christianity?

mysticaldodo, on July 25th, 2009 said:

Hi,

I’ve always wondered about this.

Did she dabbled (can’t think of a better word…sorry :( ) with Christianity once? I recalled seeing some Christian imageries during one of her earlier HK Concert (1995)

Thanks! :)

christian[Reply by Feifan] I’ve always wondered about this, too, especially with the Christian church scenes in her I’m Willing (Wo Yuan Yi) MV. She also wore a huge cross in one of her early TV award appearances. But Faye is a very religious person, a devout Buddhist, so I don’t think the religious symbolism is that far off. The lyrics to Wo Yuan Yi may partially explain the spiritual nature of the video.

ENGLISH:
Missing thoughts is a very obscure thing
like shadow ~ taking shape of whatever
Silently and breathlessly resurface at the bottom of heart
In a blink of an eye ~ shrouded me in loneliness
I weakly fight against, especially at night
Think of you till breathless
Hate that I can’t immediately sprint towards you
Loudly tell you ~
willing for you, I’m willing for you
I’m willing to forget my name for you
Even if just an extra second in your embrace
No regrets losing the world
I’m willing for you, I’m willing for you
I’m willing to be left at the end of the world for you
As long as you sincerely reciprocate with love
anything (i’m) willing
Anything (i’m) willing for you

PINYIN:
si nian shi yi zhong hen xuan de dong xi
ru ying ~ shui xing
wu sheng you wu xi chu mo zai xin di
zhuan yan ~ tun mo wo zai ji mo li
wo wu li kang ju te bie shi ye li
xiang ni dao wu fa hu xi
hen bu neng li jin chao ni kuang ben qu
da sheng de kao shu ni ~
yuan yi wei ni wo yuan yi wei ni
wo yuan yi wei ni wang ji wo xing ming
jiu suan duo yi miao ting liu zai ni huai li
shi qu shi jie ye bu ke xi
wo yuan yi wei ni wo yuan yi wei ni
wo yuan yi wei ni bei fang zhu tian ji
zhi yao ni zhen xin na ai yu wo hui ying
shen me dou yuan yi
shen mo dou yuan yi wei ni

CHINESE:
思念是一种很玄的东西
如影~随形
无声又无息出没在心底
转眼~吞没我在寂默里
我无力抗拒特别是夜里喔~
想你到无法呼吸
恨不能立即朝你狂奔去
大声的告诉你~
愿意为你我愿意为你
我愿意为你忘记我姓名
就算多一秒停留在你怀里
失去世界也不可惜
我愿意为你我愿意为你
我愿意为你被放逐天际
只要你真心拿爱与我回应
什么都愿意
什么都愿意为你

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!

‘Last Christmas’ – A Rare Song by Faye

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)!

wham1Oh 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.

cocteau_twins_1984Her 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.

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