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Jay's On The Run.

Taiwan's prince of pop, Jay Chou, is in the middle of staging his third world tour. It is scheduled to start in Taipei next month and will eventually take him to venues all over the globe. Coinciding with this gigantic live event is the release of his latest album which features the new principal song "Cowboy On The Run". Composed by Jay and penned by Huang Jun Lang, the song drifts away from the usual mainstream sounds and carries a touch of old-time rural America. Still persisting with his own unique music style, Jay is all set to unfold his latest melodies.

This edition comes with the Jay Chou "Cowboy On The Run" 2008 Desk Calendar.

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Product Title: On The Run (Preorder Edition) 我很忙 (預購版) 我很忙 (预购版) 我很忙 (プレオーダー版) (香港版) On The Run (Preorder Edition)
Singer Name(s): Jay Chou (Singer) 周 杰倫 (Singer) 周 杰伦 (Singer) 周杰倫 (ジェイ・チョウ) (Singer) Jay Chou (Singer)
Region Code: All Region What is it?
Release Date: 2007-11-02
Language: Mandarin
Disc Format(s): CD
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Package Weight: 350 (g)
Shipment Unit: 2 What is it?
Publisher: Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Hong Kong) Limited
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1005064786

Product Information / Track List

預購加贈 周杰倫「牛仔很忙」2008 桌曆
Size: 21cm x 21cm

CD
01. 牛仔很忙
02. 彩虹
03. 青花瓷
04. 陽光宅男
05. 蒲公英的約定
06. 無雙
07. 我不配
08. 扯
09. 甜甜的
10. 最長的電影

DVD
1. 牛仔很忙MV
2. 我不配MV
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Professional Review of "On The Run (Preorder Edition)"

November 26, 2007

This professional review refers to On The Run
Jay Chou is literally at the peak of his career - he just directed and starred in the hit late summer film Secret, he's about to launch his world tour concert, and now he's releasing On the Run, his first album under his own record company JVR. Dubbed as the most personal album of Jay's career, the pop star's 8th album contains more of the same hybrid of R&B, rap, east-meets-west ballads, and lazily pronounced lyrics that made him a megastar.

However, you might have suspected that Jay had gone berserk with the album's first single, the Western country-style romp "Cowboy on the Run" (Track 1). Written as a full-blown country track, Jay and lyricist Huang Jun Lang pack in as many stereotypes about the Old West as possible into the lyrics while Jay belts them in his typical unusually hyper speed. With the singer sitting on a pink wooden horse on the cover and standing in front of a 50s diner (which were not around during the era of the Old West) on the album photos, "Cowboy On the Run" almost seems to be Jay spitting in the face of critics who have complained over the years that the R&B wunderkind needs to shed his style. Only an artist with the popularity of Jay can actually pull off something like this and not be ridiculed by the general public for it. In that case: Well played, Jay Chou.

Those who are worried that "Cowboy" might set the tone for the entire album need not worry, as the rest of On the Run sticks fairly close to what can be expected of a Jay Chou album. The songs can be split into three categories: ballads, light rock, and energetic alternative pop. The ballads start off well with "Rainbow" (Track 2), a light rock ballad whose first half features only a single guitar strumming for its arrangement in order to highlight the melody. As more instruments and accompanying vocals set in, they actually further enhance the melody rather than detract from it. The result is an affecting single that's as well written as it is well produced.

The best ballad on the album though is "Green Vase" (Track 3), the obligatory "east-meets-west" ballad that combines Chinese traditional instruments with R&B-style elements. Again, Jay emphasizes a simple melody over complex arrangements. With a repetitive yet catchy chorus, the song is effective because of the melody's simplicity, and the inclusion of traditional Chinese instruments doesn't even sound particularly contrived this time around. However, by the time "I'm Not Worthy" (Track 7) rolls around, the ballads begin to sound repetitive and formulaic.

On the Run signals a Jay Chou that is slowly beginning to solidify his style into its own pop genre. As more pop stars take up his seemingly unique brand of rap-meets-Mandopop hybrids, Jay himself begins to increasingly rely on that established style to keep fans around as well. In this album, he does try a new thing or two with not just "Cowboy", but also with sunny American rock-pop tracks such as "Sweetly" (Track 9). However, they are nowhere near memorable enough to be indicators of where Jay should take his music in the future. Considering that he's had songs about domestic violence and death, On the Run is Jay's lightest album to date. Since the Chinese title of the album literally translates to "I'm Busy", one does wonder whether he really was too busy to compose songs with heavier impact in the past year.

Nevertheless, at least the album has a consistent tone, notable tracks, stellar production, and even a cowboy dancing in the wrong time period. But for a Jay Chou album, it lacks the ambition of his earlier works - even if it does deliver more than what tends to be required.

by Kevin Ma

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Customer Review of "On The Run (Preorder Edition)"

Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8.8 out of 10 (12)
Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8.7 out of 10 (23)

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July 27, 2008

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An Excellent Album Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
Jay Chou maintains his usual high standard of music creation. Every song in the album can itself act as a title song. "Cowboys are busy" is something new that Jay has ever tried. "Wu Shuang" blends with some Indian music element, making it a unique piece. The ballads, as always, are very impressive especially "Rainbow". "Blue Porcelain", yet another song of "China Winds - Zhong Guo Feng" just won "The best song of the year" and "Best song writer" awards at the 19th Golden Melody Awards in Taiwan. I strongly recommend this album.
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December 12, 2007

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Best Album 2007 Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
I think this gonna be JAy's best album ever. The songs are awesome. The longest movie, rainbow, Cowboy is Busy, Pulling, I'm Not Worthy are great songs. The best song is I'm Not Worthy, the mv is great too.

You must buy this album ^.^
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November 30, 2007

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Hard To Believe Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
I love this album. Though almost of this album has slow songs but I think that it's good for listen at nighttime. And when I grow old I think I will can listen to his album for many time because I won't dance when I'm old. 5 5 5 Don't laugh this is my point of view.
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November 30, 2007

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Excellent Album Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
This is one of my fav album of Jay. I don't think that this album will be that good. Because he's very busy. but unbelievable he can do it...
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November 29, 2007

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Not a bad album.. Customer Review Rated Bad 7 - 7 out of 10
YEAH i agree with wellxD. this album is really good but people like lalalalala shouldn't be here DENYING what other people think of this album. I give this album a 7/10 though.. Jay should improve his vocals more still i think. but his composing skills really great!! I love cai hong and wo hen mang. i am always of a fan of his. Good job jay chou! XD
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