Coming Home (Faye Wong album)

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Coming Home
Studio album by Faye Wong
Released August 13, 1992
Genre Cantopop
Label Cinepoly
Faye Wong chronology
You're The Only One
(1990)
Coming Home
(1992)
No Regrets
(1993)

Coming Home (no Cantonese title) is an album recorded by Chinese Cantopop singer Faye Wong. It was released on her return to Hong Kong in 1992 after her year long stay in New York City.[1]

Wong had issued her first three official albums under the stage name Shirley Wong. The cover for Coming Home prominently shows the name "Faye", and from 1994, after the release of Sky she used name "Wáng Fēi" () on album sleeves.

Coming Home was a notable change in musical direction from the more traditional Cantopop fare of her earlier albums. Like them, it incorporated R&B influences.

This album included "Fragile Woman", a cover of a Japanese song "Rouge" composed by the Jpop diva Miyuki Nakajima and sung by Naomi Chiaki. While this song had been covered by other Chinese singers[who?], Wong's version nonetheless swept over Hong Kong and single-handedly lifted her to stardom. It became the No.1 hit on almost all local radio stations and won Song of the Year at several musical awards. (Thanks to Wong's cover, this 1972 song–in different language versions–would in the early 1990s become a huge regional hit in Thailand, Vietnam and the rest of Southeast Asia and even Turkey; the most popular English version was titled "Broken-Hearted Woman".) Wong also recorded a Mandarin version of "Fragile Woman", released on her 1994 compilation album Faye Best ().[2]

The album also included her first English-language song, "Kisses in the Wind". Wong stated in a 1994 concert that she very much liked this song,[3] after which various websites listed it as her personal favourite.[4][5][6]

Track listing[edit]

  1. 浪漫風暴 (Long Maan Fung Bou) - Romantic Storm
  2. Miss You Night and Day
  3. 容易受傷的女人 (Jung Ji Sau Soeng Dik Neoi Yan) - Fragile Woman/Easily Hurt Woman
  4. 不相識的約會 (Bat Soeng Sik Dik Joek Wui) - Blind Date
  5. 把鑰匙投進信箱 (Baa So Si Tau Zeon Seon Soeng) - Put the Key In the MailBox
  6. 這些...那些... (Ze Se... Naa Se...) - These... Those...
  7. 開心眼淚 (Hoi Sam Ngaan Leoi) - Happy Tears
  8. 重燃 (Zung Jin) - Rekindled Love
  9. 兜兜轉 (Dau Dau Zyun) - Round and Round
  10. Kisses In the Wind

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stan Jeffries Encyclopedia of world pop music, 1980-2001 2003 p224 "Returning to Hong Kong in 1992, she was contractually obliged to make another album with Cinepoly before attending university. After a fourth and final name change to Faye (introducing the phenomena of "Fayenatics," as her fans soon began calling themselves), Wong released Coming Home in August 1992. A single from the album, "Easily Hurt Woman," was released separately. It became a huge hit in Asia and won a Jade Solid Gold award, although it displayed little change from her previous work. It was then that Wong gave up on her university career to concentrate on singing. Between the release of her debut album in 1989 and her winning the award for most popular Hong Kong female singer in 1994, Wong released eight albums."
  2. ^ Faye Best, track listing at fan site wongfaye.org
  3. ^ Soundtrack video/CD of 1994-95 concert in Hong Kong
  4. ^ Faye Wong at Sina.com (Chinese)
  5. ^ Josh's Faye Wong Biography Page
  6. ^ This is also stated in the sleeve notes of the 2003 re-issue of her 1985 album, Enchanting Kaler. However, in a 1998 CNN interview she declined to name a favourite, saying that there were too many.