In The Name Of... Love (CD + Mini Movie DVD) DVD Region All
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YesAsia Editorial Description
This edition comes with a DVD featuring Eric's 90-minute music movie Love Care, co-starring Kelvin Kwan and Vivien Yeo. Eric stars as a "breakup expert" who helps people end their relationshps peacefully, but is unable to let go of his own past love.
|Product Title:||In The Name Of... Love (CD + Mini Movie DVD) In The Name Of... Love (CD + Mini Movie DVD) In The Name Of... Love (CD + Mini Movie DVD) In The Name Of... Love (CD + Mini Movie DVD) In The Name Of... Love (CD + Mini Movie DVD)|
|Singer Name(s):||Eric Suen 孫耀威 孙耀威 孫耀威（エリック・ソン） Eric Suen|
|Region Code:||All Region What is it?|
|Country of Origin:||Hong Kong|
|Picture Format:||NTSC What is it?|
|Other Information:||CD + DVD|
|Package Weight:||200 (g)|
|Shipment Unit:||1 What is it?|
|Publisher:||Go East (HK)|
|YesAsia Catalog No.:||1005161052|
Product Information / Track List
CD + Mini Movie DVD
熱播Hit歌: [Here I Go]
加送 Eric 首個 Music Mini Movie 「分手公司」
04. Here I Go
07. 走出生天 (陳詩慧合唱)
11. Here I Go (A Cappella Version)
12. Here I Go (英)
1. Mini Movie 分手公司 (90 Mins)
2. Making of... (15 Mins)
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January 1, 2008
After a surprisingly successful comeback album in June, Eric Suen closes the year with In the Name Of... Love, making it his second full-length Cantonese album in half a year. This is certainly an ambitious move considering we've long past the days when Hong Kong artists could release four albums a year; now even top singers like Eason Chan and Joey Yung stick to the protocol of one Cantonese and one Mandarin album per award season. Though Eric wasted no time putting out a second album, it doesn't mean he shirked on production values. If anything, the success of the previous album has allowed him to reach a little higher with this one.
In the Name Of... Love largely continues the pleasing pop sound of So Far So... Close, with some impressive add-ons. The album's most notable number is Here We Go, which the singer described as Hong Kong's "most R&B Cantonese song" during his album launch press conference. I'm not sure what Justin Lo has to say about that, but Eric certainly isn't far off the mark. Here We Go is co-composed by Babyface's nephew Jason Edmonds, who has participated in his uncle's albums, as well as written and produced for Toni Braxton and Sisqo. Hey, sounds impressive on paper, and it sounds pretty good on the album, too.
Since the advent of Jay Chou, R&B has become a very popular genre in Chinese music, and the liberal range of music now described as R&B in Taiwan and Hong Kong is something of an Asian variation. Here We Go, however, is really an American R&B number in Canto-pop guise (or a Canto-pop number in American R&B guise). A clear cut above your average Cantonese plug, this mid-tempo R&B ballad is soft, soothing, and soulful all the way, with a particularly remarkable arrangement. Eric Suen does a good enough job on the vocal end, and this song can be considered a minor breakthrough for him, though his performance is still a bit lacking. His singing, while smooth, isn't liquid, so the notes don't linger as well as they could. This weakness is more apparent in the English version of the song, which is otherwise a welcome addition, particularly since Jason Edmonds's lyrics are better than that of Lin Xi. The business-as-usual Lin took care of the lyrics of all the album's songs save for Eric's self-composed, self-penned "Baggage" (Track 10), a solid karaoke-friendly ballad.
The majority of the album's offerings are likable mid-tempo ballads, with "Answer Right Letter" (Track 2), "Happy Farewell" (Track 3), and "Marble Toy" (Track 8) being particularly noteworthy. The best karaoke ballad of the album though would have to be "I Teach You How to Breakup" (Track 1), which hits the right notes with a memorable melody and bitter lyrics. This song also happens to be the main theme of Eric's music movie Love Care which comes with the album.
Lest the term music movie conjure up images of Leon Lai's A Melody Looking or Jolin Tsai's Agent J, Love Care is a decidedly simple and straightforward offering, an urban love story with some philosophizing about romance and separation thrown in. The movie co-stars Kelvin Kwan and Viveon Yeo, with support from the likes of Hins Cheung, David Lo, and Tats Lau (in a characteristically wacky performance). The movie is an agreeable if not outstanding production, although running at 90 minutes, it really starts to stretch the patience near the end. From his previous album to this one, Eric strikes as a throwback to 90s pop appropriate for 2007, and Love Care really drives in that feeling. During the 90s, TVB would regularly air music specials featuring singers trying to plug new albums. These specials usually had lightweight urban caper romance storylines backdropped by the singer's new songs. Love Care feels like one of those TVB music specials, and that's certainly not a bad thing. I actually watched it on the big screen, as a special screening was held for his album launch, and it's at least better than some of the legitimate big screen Hong Kong movies I've seen this year.
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February 2, 2008
|Almost forgot, I definitely need to mention that Track 10 was not only composed by Eric himself but the lyrics was also written by him! : D|
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February 2, 2008
This album is a definite improvement from his comeback album "So Far So...Close". Releasing two albums in one year, one would worry about the quality of the songs but that's not a problem for this album because the process to create it wasn't easy at all and it was released this fast because Eric was very productive and didn't waste any time.
In order to create this album, Eric worked with famous lyricists Lam Jik and the famous scripwriter of the movie "Needing You". All three sat together to create the story "Breakup Office/Company" Eric's company allowed him to actually film the movie and then Lam Jik took 10 ideas/concepts from the story for the 10 songs of this album. Two of the songs were composed by Eric Suen himself. "Here I Go" was composed together by Jason Edmonds(Babyface's nephew). Eric especially went to US to work with Babyface's music production crew. The other song composed by Eric himself was track 10. Both songs are definitely more like the style and songs that Eric likes. All songs again are worth listening to and is definitely worth buying. Plus it comes with a Mini Movie DVD well worth your money! There's no doubt that Eric should definitely compose more of his own songs. He should really release albums where all the songs are composed by himself. Eric definitely knows what he wants to do about his music, can see a bright road ahead of him.
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January 26, 2008
"IN THE NAME OF LOVE" delivers a brand new Eric. He seems very enjoy to making this cd and dvd. If you have listened all the songs over and over, you will experience new rhythms and themes, not "usual" in an Eric's album. It features beautiful lyrics and different tunes in the arrangements. Not all of the songs are hits, but they are definitely something i didn't expect. It is so good. The selections of songs on this cd are great and wonderful to listen. If you have time to relax, you will enjoy this music. Eric continues to bring us another simply beatiful songs. Absolutely a good piece of work from a low key artist.