Faye Wong (2001 album)

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Faye Wong
FayeWong FayeWong2001.jpg
Studio album by Faye Wong
Released October 2001
Genre Mandopop
Length 1:02:44
Label EMI
Faye Wong chronology
Separate Ways
(2001)
Faye Wong
(2001)
To Love
(2003)

Faye Wong (王菲) is a 2001 album by Beijing-based singer Faye Wong. The songs are a mixture of pop and rock numbers, including pop rock, techno and electro genres.

It included 11 tracks in Mandarin Chinese and five in Cantonese. The latter provided Wong's most significant release of new Cantonese songs since Toy in 1997.[1]

Faye Wong worked with new partners on this album, including Singaporean singer-songwriter Tanya Chua and Taiwanese rocker Wu Bai.

Track listing[edit]

Standard listing
No. Title Unofficial translation Length
1. "Guāng Zhī Yì 光之翼" "Wings of Light" 3:21
2. "Děngděng 等等" "Wait a Moment" 3:28
3. "Dǎcuòle 打錯了" "Wrong Number" 3:12
4. "Yǒushí Àiqíng Tú Yǒu Xū Míng 有時愛情徒有虛名" "Sometimes Love has a False Reputation" 4:03
5. "Liú Nián 流年" "Fleeting Time" 4:37
6. "Yè Huì 夜會" "Nocturnal Date" 4:17
7. "Liúlàng De Hóng Wǔ Xié 流浪的紅舞鞋" "The Wanderer's Red Dancing Shoes" 4:16
8. "Báichī 白癡" "Idiot" 4:32
9. "Liǎnggèrén De Shèngjīng[n 1] 兩個人的聖經" "Two Persons' Bible" 4:24
10. "Dānxíngdào 單行道" "One Way Street" 5:23
11. "Liúlàng De Hóng Wǔ Xié (Gāngqín Bǎn) 流浪的紅舞鞋 (鋼琴版)" "The Wanderer's Red Dancing Shoes" (piano version) 3:25
Notes
  1. ^ The title of "Two Persons' Bible" was inspired by One Man's Bible, a novel by Nobel Laureate Gao Xingjian.

Tracks 1–10 & 16 are in Mandarin Chinese, and 11–15 in Cantonese. Tracks 14 and 15 are Cantonese versions of tracks 4 and 3 respectively.

Reception[edit]

Reflecting the varied contributors to the album, reviewers found it a mixed bag. A retrospective review in Singapore's Straits Times mentioned that Wu Bai's techno-rock track "Two Persons' Bible" was "more Wu than Wong". The Cantonese section was considered "more heartening".[1]

Use in other media[edit]

"Idiot" was the theme song to Feng Xiaogang's 2001 movie Big Shot's Funeral (大腕) with Donald Sutherland.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Chan, Boon (28 October 2011). "Faye's back". The Straits Times. Singapore. p. C2. 
  2. ^ Faye Wong (2001 album) at Discogs, Japan release