Fantasy (Jay Chou album)

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Fantasy
Fantasy cover
Studio album 范特西 by Jay Chou
Released 14 September 2001 (2001-09-14)
Genre Mandopop
Language Mandarin
Label Sony Music Taiwan
Producer Alfa Music
Jay Chou chronology
Jay
周杰倫同名專輯
(2000)
Fantasy
范特西
(2001)
Fantasy Plus EP
范特西EP
(2001)

Fantasy (Chinese: 范特西; pinyin: fàn tè xī) is Taiwanese Mandopop artist Jay Chou's second Mandarin studio album. It was released on 14 September 2001[1] by Alfa Music and distributed by Sony Music Taiwan. An enhanced CD single Fantasy - Shuang Jie Kun (Nun-Chuks) was released on 9 April 2002. It features two tracks for the Europe market.[2]

In 2008 Taiwanese girl group S.H.E recorded a cover of "安靜" (Silence), retitled to "安静了" (It's Quiet Now) with lyrics rewritten by Selina, which was released in their eleventh album FM S.H.E.

Reception[edit]

The tracks "簡單愛" (Simple Love) and "開不了口" (Can't Express Myself) are listed at number 2 and 17 respectively on Hit Fm Taiwan's Hit Fm Annual Top 100 Singles Chart (Hit-Fm年度百首單曲) for 2001.[3]

The album was awarded one of the Top 10 Selling Mandarin Albums of the Year at the 2001 IFPI Hong Kong Album Sales Awards, presented by the Hong Kong branch of IFPI.[4]

It was also nominated for ten awards at the 13th Golden Melody Awards in 2002, including Best Mandarin Male Singer for Chou for his work on this album.[5] It won five awards, including Best Composer for "愛在西元前" (Love before BC), Best Album Producer and Best Mandarin Album.[6]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Jay Chou.

CD
No. Title Lyrics Length
1. "愛在西元前" (Ài Zài Xī Yuán Qián Love before BC) Vincent Fang 3:54
2. "爸,我回來了" (Bà, Wǒ Huí Lái Le Dad, I'm home) Jay Chou 3:55
3. "簡單愛" (Jiǎn Dān Ài Simple Love) Vivian Hsu 4:31
4. "忍者" (Rěn Zhě Ninja) Vincent Fang 2:38
5. "開不了口" (Kāi Bù Liǎo Kǒu Can't Express Myself) Vivian Hsu 4:44
6. "上海一九四三" (Shàng Hǎi 1943 Shanghai 1943) Vincent Fang 3:15
7. "對不起" (Duì Bu Qǐ I'm Sorry) Vincent Fang 3:45
8. "威廉古堡" (Wēi Lián Gǔ Bǎo William's Castle) Vincent Fang 3:56
9. "雙截棍" (Shuāng Jié Gùn Nunchucks) Vincent Fang 3:21
10. "安靜" (Ān Jìng Silence) Jay Chou 5:34
Fantasy - Shuang Jie Kun (Nun-Chucks) - CD single
  1. "雙截棍" Shuāng Jié Gùn (Nun-chucks)
  2. "簡單愛" Jiǎn Dān Ài (Simple Love)

Awards and nominations[edit]

13th Golden Melody Awards, Taiwan - 2002
Award Nomination Result
Best Mandarin Album Fantasy (范特西) Won
Best Music Video "開不了口" (Can't Express Myself) Nominated
Best Composer Jay Chou for "愛在西元前" (Love before BC) Won
Best Lyricist Vincent Fang for "愛在西元前" (Love before BC) Nominated
Vincent Fang for "上海一九四三" (Shanghai 1943) Nominated
Vincent Fang for "威廉古堡" (William's Castle) Won
Best Musical Arranger Hong Jing Yao (洪敬堯) for "威廉古堡" (William's Castle) Nominated
Baby Chung Hsin-min (鍾興民) for "雙截棍" (Nunchucks) Won
Best Album Producer Jay Chou Won
Best Mandarin Male Singer Jay Chou Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Chinese) JVR Music Fantasy album info 14 September 2001. Retrieved 2011-03-26
  2. ^ Yesasia.com Fantasy - Shuang Jie Kun (Nun-Chuks) CD single info 9 April 2002. retrieved 2011-0701
  3. ^ (Chinese) HITO Radio Hit Fm Annual Top 100 Singles Chart 2001 (#1-50) Retrieved 2011-04-08
  4. ^ IFPI Hong Kong 2001 IFPI Hong Kong Album Sales Awards winners list Retrieved 2011-04-19
  5. ^ (Chinese) GIO, Taiwan 13th Golden Melody Awards nomination list 28 April 2004. Retrieved 2011-04-15
  6. ^ (Chinese) GIO, Taiwan 13th Golden Melody Awards winners list 28 April 2004. Retrieved 2011-04-15

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