Sandy Lam (album)

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Sandy Lam (林憶蓮同名專輯)
SandyLam1985Album.jpg
Studio album by Sandy Lam
Released April 1985 (1985-04)
Genre Cantopop
Length CD 38:14
Label CBS Records
Producer Fung Geng Fei
Sandy Lam chronology
Sandy Lam (林憶蓮同名專輯)
(1985)
Anger (放縱)
(1986)Anger (放縱)1986

Sandy Lam is the debut album by the Hong Kong singer Sandy Lam. It was released under CBS Records in 1985.

Track listing[edit]

  1. I Don't Know About Love (愛情I Don't Know)
  2. First Date (第一次約會)
  3. Girlie Feelings (少女的心)
  4. Summer's Umbrella (太陽傘下)
  5. Please Do Not Leave (不想你走)
  6. Beautiful Moment (美的片刻)
  7. Love Vehicle (高速愛情車)
  8. Troubled Teenagers (苦難中的少年)
  9. Red Lips (搖擺口紅)
  10. Quiet Date (無聲約會)

Alternate versions[edit]

  • I Don't Know About Love—Summer Remix—Released under Summer Remix 1985 CBS Records, 1985
  • Girlie Feelings—Vocal Dub Mix—Released under Brand New Sandy CBS records, 1988

Sandy Lam[edit]

At the time of her debut album, Lam was not a serious singer in the Hong Kong music industry, but a DJ for Commercial Radio Hong Kong, a job she had held since 1982.

Conceptual Aspects[edit]

The production of the album, including art direction, cover design and recording, was handled by producer Fung Geng Fei. The success of other singers of the same generation, including Jacky Cheung, Priscilla Chan, and Leslie Cheung, encouraged Fung to create a public image for Sandy of a typical Japanese singing idol, with her physical appearance and music oriented to the popular Japanese style.

Commercial Aspects[edit]

Sandy Lam is the least successful of the artist's albums, barely reaching a Gold Disc Certification (Hong Kong IFPI standards). Track 1, I Don't Know About Love, was the main single that promoted this album and Sandy herself. Girlie Feelings, Summer's Umbrella, Beautiful Moment and Red Lips also received some airplay. This was uncommon, as such a weak-selling album rarely has so many songs that receive airplay. Sandy's debut album was a failure, both commercially (with extremely low album sales and poor reviews) and musically. Despite this, the album attracted a lot of attention from critics and reviewers.

Musical Aspects[edit]

Since the album was produced to create the image of a Japanese idol, its music was very Japanese-based. Eight of the ten tracks are covers of popular Japanese songs. The music was chiefly composed by Hong Kong singer Kwok Siu Lum, with lyrics by Calvin Poon. The lyrics are meant to reflect typical thoughts and expressions of a teenage girl. The music is done in the style of Akina Nakamori and Seiko Matsuda, making heavy use of guitar and drum machines to create rock-disco genre songs. Two of the songs (I Don't Know About Love and Red Lips) even covered Seiko Matsuda.

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
Hong Kong 1985 CBS/Sony Hong Kong Ltd. Record CBA137
Cassette CBK137
2005 Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Hong Kong) Ltd. CD 82876715672

External links[edit]

Sandy Lam discography