Reviews written by Han
January 8, 2002 Forever & Ever 3
An important album in my collection! By the time Ms Chang released Forever & Ever 3, she'd established herself as one of the most dependable and champion performer with Phiharmonic musical orchestration as backing. Her voice, of course, the material by turns sad such as "Lover's Tears", Ironic such as "Meeting prior to Marriage", Mischievous such as "Bai Lan Siang" and "Siew Ching Ching" and conclusively every song was intelligent reading with distinctively her style which sets herself apart of many other recording artiste. Her music is tastefully high class! Ms Chang's voice sits extremely well in chinese oldies. Waiting for her next release of volume 4!
Forever & Ever (3 in 1)January 8, 2002 Forever & Ever (3 in 1)
Timeless and Great followup! Second album of Ms Chang Feng Feng carries 2 numbers of first album as bonus track. Ranking this on my favourite evergreen chinese classic and have many offering of surprises such as "Blue and Black", "Wondering songtress" and many more cover of the 40s era. The music is as timeless, emotional and enjoyable. 12 time tested gems with such polished and well-crafted reading from Ms Chang really connect me to the childhood days. Do yourself a favour, buy this album.
January 8, 2002 Forever & Ever 1
A wonderful album! What led me to this album was a sampler disc played in the CD store. The song played was "Three Years". The song was so good that I bought the CD a few days later. I'm sorry and humbled for missing such good music for so long. I'm not familar with Ms Chang Feng Feng's work. I've been listening to mandarin songs for such a long but confessed that this is my first encounter with such a beautifully crafted album. What sets it apart from normal album is the clear powerful vocal riding on Philharmonic orchestra accompaniment. It is clear, vibrant and has very high interpretation depth. If this is her debut, then I should give 10 points for this effort. I have not come across any boring moment during the repeated playing of this album. Since then I have collected all the 3 volumes of oldies by Ms Chang. I wonder when will volume 4 comes along?
PolyGram 20th Century Collection - Hard To Say Goodbye(2)Our Price: US$11.291 people found this review helpful
January 7, 2002 Hard to say goodbye
Simply fantastic! I own the earlier Qui Shui Yi Ren mandarin album produced in 1984. This one is a follow up effort in her second recording for evergreen oldies in complete mandarin. I'll describe the general mood and musical feel of this album by concentrating on easily recognized evergreens of the 40s. Paula's voice suits the overall mood of this album. The instruments and arrangement on "Hard to say goodbye" may not match the earlier effort on "Qui Shui Yi Ren", however it possessed the same effect of able to test the worth of repeated hearing. Superbly crafted, simple and beautiful. It's an essential gem collection if you like chinese evergreen classics with engrossing and heartbreaking interpretation.
Polygram 20th Century Collection - The Love Song Of Island (Vol.2): Tonite! I Think Of You(1)Our Price: US$10.99January 7, 2002 Tonite! I think of You
For her second album with polydor, Ms Teresa certified her gifted talent on musical interpretation to superstar journey. She had beautiful sweet voice and gifted phrasing. Her equally masterful ability to sing and sense of rhythm brings your through the memory lane. This is another album which is among her very best. If there were a rating above 10, I shall strongly advocate this one. Don't miss this wonderful gem!
Polygram 20th Century Collection - The Love Song Of Island (Vol.1): Goodbye My Love(1)Our Price: US$9.79January 7, 2002 Goodbye my love
Beautiful! In Teresa Teng's long and successful career, she produced many fine albums. My favourite CD of her's is the classic debute of "Goodbye my love" volume 1 with polydor. I think what makes this album so good is the musical selection and arrangement of instruments. We get to hear Teresa's beautiful voice. One can tell that the material for this album has been carefully picked lot. If you ever had a stressful day, I definitely recommend this album to put you in another state of mind.
Feng Fei Fei Best Collection (3CD)January 4, 2002 Rainbow Best Collection
Ms Fong Fei Fei is one the most prolific mandarin recording ariste in the 70s together with Ms Teresa Teng. Both are my favourite in their distinctive style of musical interpretation. This collection showcased Fei Fei's early recordings prior to making music with Kolin. The 24 bit mastering and song selection is a super premier one. 3 CDs in this compilation with two volumes featuring her signature original numbers. The last CD is her reading of evergreen oldies of the 50s to 60s. This set is clear autograph of her early vocal, which I felt is her best together with her production with Kolin. Don't miss this one. It's a treasure to your library collection especially precious if you have owned her early recordings in vinyl record. This is a one time summary of her best effort. Rush to get this one - it can't be wrong!
Blossom Best CollectionJanuary 2, 2002 Blossom Best Collection
Ms Wong has retired from the music scene since the last release of music with UFO in 1988. She made one more studio recording featuring entirely spiritual numbers. It's hard to get her albums as most of the recordings with UFO are not pressed into CDs. This collection is an exciting review of her vocal strengths and musical versatility in original mandarin materials released between 1984 to 1988 with UFO. Her musical style is distinctively well polished vocals which interpret materials ranging from power packed emotive journey to sentimental offerings of slow paced numbers; all composed to bring the best of her vocals. Her materials yield new experiences and lasting pleasures on repeated hearing. Rush to get this compilation - you will never get wrong!
December 31, 2001 Qiu Shui Yi Ren
I bought this cassette when it was first release in 1984. I am extremely delighted when this recording is finally available on CD. This collection of mandarin oldies showcased Paula at her very best in vocal interpretation of 12 evergreen classics. The winning combination is her well controllled emotive reading of the lyrical contents with strings accompaniment enhancing the quiet mood surrounding most of the songs. There are 3 slightly fast tempo songs which render a change in mood, making the overall arrangement as master piece after repeated playing. The rating of the overall recordings is really first class. This is her ultimate best in my personal collection. I don't listen to cantonese songs but treasured this piece as a recording gem in my library. I wonder why many mega-CD store don't carry this album? If you are a fan of evergreen mandarin classic and enjoy high quality lyrical interpretation - rush to get this one. It is something missing that Paula does very few mandarin recording.
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