王菲* ‎– 浮躁

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Cinepoly ‎– 532776-2
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Tracklist

1 無常 2:35
2 浮躁 2:58
3 想像 3:36
4 分裂 4:00
5 不安 2:10
6 哪兒 3:50
7 墮落 3:40
8 掃興 4:08
9 末日 4:00
10 野三坡 3:52

Credits

Notes

Recorded/mixed at Studio S&R.

"Special thanks to Alex Chan for putting Faye Wong and Cocteau Twins together."

(P) & © 1996 Cinepoly Records Co. Ltd., Hong Kong. Distributed by PolyGram Records Ltd., Hong Kong/Singapore/Malaysia.

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  • Barcode: 731453277625

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
532776-4 王菲* 浮躁(Cass, Album) PolyGram 532776-4 Malaysia 1996 Sell This Version
POCP-7145 王菲* 浮躁(CD, Album) Cinepoly, Polydor POCP-7145 Japan 1996 Sell This Version

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rongwrong

rongwrong

July 14, 2011
edited over 4 years ago

Note: Only Cocteau Twins, Lin and Chan credits are printed in Western characters in the cd notes. All other credits are in Mandarin characters. I entered those from info taken from Faye Wong's official web site http://wongfaye.org/
(direct link http://wongfaye.org/fwcds21.htm),
also trying to verify consistency with Mandarin characters in the booklet (for example, the characters identifying Lin Xi (2), also seen in Discogs, only appear for the Lyrics credits of track 4 and not 8, so I didn't follow the the above site indication for track 8).
Overall it should be correct, except I couldn't identify the name of a Bass player playing in tracks 1,2,6,7,9.
The album title variously translates as "Impatience", "Anxiety" or "Restless".
Born in Beijing and based in Hong Kong since 1987, Faye Wong's debut album was released in 1989, and by 1996 she was already immensely popular (to this day remains one of China's top celebrities), both in music and in the film industry, thanks to her role in Wong Kar-wai's film "Chungking Express", that also got an European distribution (she will return acting for the director in 2004's "2046").
Her 1994 album "Random Thoughts" included two covers from the Cocteau Twins repertoire (Bluebeard and Know Who You Are at Every Age with different titles), and Faye was invited by them to sing with Elizabeth Fraser a duet version of the song "Serpentskirt", released as bonus track of the Asian edition of "Milk and Kisses", and separately as as cd-single.
In the same year, 1996, the Cocteau Twins wrote and arranged two original songs for Faye, "Fracture" and "Repressing Happiness", released in "Impatience", considered to be Faye's most "experimental" album (and apparently causing much complaints in her fans).
The cd, also including two instrumentals, is very nice, gentle songs embellished by Faye's pretty voice, obviously showing an influence from Cocteau Twins's atmospheres, but not in a copycat way (no reverb-drenched guitars for example..). However, it must be said that the Twins' version of their songs recorded shortly later ("Tranquil Eye", released in october 1996's EP Violaine, and "Touch Upon Touch", released on the Various: Volume 17 compilation) are a little superior - if only for their superb lead/backing vocals arrangements. Guthrie and Raymonde went on to compose another song for Faye in 1997, "Amusement Park", for her self-titled album "Faye Wong" (EMI), also including a cover of "Rilkean Heart". Chinese rocker Dou Wei, playing in the record, got married to Faye in the same year, 1996.