Genesis (S.H.E album)

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Genesis
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Studio album by
Released5 August 2002 (2002-08-05)
Recorded2002
GenreMandopop
Length41:58
LabelHIM International Music
ProducerJoeloe Kuo
S.H.E chronology
Youth Society
(2002)
Genesis
(2002)
Together
(2003)

Genesis (Chinese: 美麗新世界; pinyin: Měilì Xīn Shìjiè) is the third studio album by Taiwanese Mandopop girl group S.H.E. It was released on 5 August 2002 by HIM International Music.

The track "美麗新世界" (Genesis) is listed at number 24 on Hit Fm Taiwan's Hit Fm Annual Top 100 Singles Chart (Hit-Fm年度百首單曲) for 2002.[1]

Album information[edit]

Although the title track was an upbeat and lively number, S.H.E regarded it as their most difficult song at the time. While both Girls Dorm and Youth Society had songs that were sung entirely in English ("H.B.O" and "I've Never Been To Me", respectively), "Woman In Love", a cover of Rebekah Ryan's original in the Genesis album, would be the last English song that S.H.E would sing. In April 2003, eight months after the release of Genesis, actress Chen Mingzhen's "Thinking of Your Moment" (想你的瞬間) covered the same Sweetbox song as "Ocean of Love" (愛情的海洋).[2] According to Chen, she recorded "Thinking of Your Moment" one year before S.H.E had put it on Genesis, but the only reason S.H.E managed to sing "Ocean of Love" first was because Chen was delayed by manufacturing problems.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicArrangementLength
1."美麗新世界" (Genesis)Li Tien Lung, Anson YenLi Tien LungDavid Lu4:25
2."愛呢" (Where's Love)Derek ShihRoberto Rosan, Heiko SchmidtBabyC3:34
3."Watch Me Shine"Hsu Shih ChenDino EspositoKenn C3:17
4."你快樂我隨意" (If you are happy, then I'll be pleased)Kevin Yi, HebeJ. WuJ. Wu3:42
5."愛情的海洋" (Ocean of Love)Derek ShihHeiko Schmidt, Roberto Geoman Rosan, Jade VillalonWu Ching Lung3:51
6."無可取代" (Irreplaceable)Kevin Yi, Pan Xie QingPan Xie QingMichael Tu4:49
7."Yes I Love You"Derek ShihJung Yeon JunMichael Tu4:49
8."Nothing Ever Changes"Derek ShihMejlvang JesperYao Hung4:24
9."Woman in Love"Barry Gibb, Robin GibbBarry Gibb, Robin GibbRyan Lin4:26
10."魔力" (Magic)Yao Ruo LongChuang Li FanMichael Tu4:41
Total length:41:58

Music videos[edit]

The Genesis karaoke VCD was the first to feature music videos for every track; the trend would continue for each subsequent album. Despite choreographing every music video, only one track, "Where's Love", featured something resembling a plot, which depicted Ella's sadness and nostalgia after breaking up with her boyfriend and Selina and Hebe attempting to comfort her. "Fascination" was the last music video made for the album's karaoke VCD because it consisted of footage from S.H.E's N-age Concert in Tainan.

Charts[edit]

Channel [V] Chinese Music (Taiwan) - Top 20[3]
Track name Peak position
"愛呢" (Where's Love) 3
"愛情的海洋" (Ocean of Love) 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Chinese) Hit Fm Annual Top 100 Singles Chart 2002 (#1-50) Retrieved 2011-04-16
  2. ^ a b (in Chinese) Same song: Chen Mingzhen loses to S.H.E. 1 April 2003. Retrieved 2 March 2007.
  3. ^ Channel V ratings archive. Archived 2007-02-08 at the Wayback Machine

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