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Urban Emotions (Re-mastered by ARS) (Vinyl LP) (Limited Edition)

Hins Cheung (Singer)
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Urban Emotions (Re-mastered by ARS) (Vinyl LP) (Limited Edition)
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Hins Cheung reveals his Urban Emotions. The all-round musician launched his premier solo tour at the Hong Kong Coliseum in April. Following this new career high, Hins returns with his latest full-length album, featuring thirteen tracks including his new smash hit "Under The Cherry Blossom Tree" (Track 3) and the song "His Story" (Track 1), which he played during his recent tour. Hins's top duet Hate That I Love You with international star Rihanna and his new Mando-pop song "Extremely Genuine Kiss" (Track 13) are other highlights to look out for on Urban Emotions.

This edition is limited to 1,000 copies with serial numbers and 20-page lyrics photobook.

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Product Title: Urban Emotions (Re-mastered by ARS) (Vinyl LP) (Limited Edition) Urban Emotions (Re-mastered by ARS) (黑膠唱片) (限量編號版) Urban Emotions (Re-mastered by ARS) (黑胶唱片) (限量编号版) Urban Emotions (Re-mastered by ARS) (Vinyl LP) (Limited Edition) Urban Emotions (Re-mastered by ARS) (Vinyl LP) (Limited Edition)
Singer Name(s): Hins Cheung (Singer) 張敬軒 (Singer) 张敬轩 (Singer) 張敬軒(ヒンズ・チャン) (Singer) Hins Cheung (Singer)
Release Date: 2019-11-22
Language: Cantonese
Country of Origin: Hong Kong
Disc Format(s): LP
Package Weight: 500 (g)
Shipment Unit: 3 What is it?
Publisher: Universal Music Hong Kong
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1081858546

Product Information / Track List

張敬軒 三款「經典代表性錄音」
首度以最高Hi End級數,重製出版LP


國際頂尖級錄音室Abbey Road Studios重新取樣製版,
極致模擬聲效,前所未有;
豐富音樂感與人聲魅力,展現得無與倫比。

首批限量編號:0001 – 1000

ARS LP 張敬軒 – Urban Emotions
(Re-mastered by Abbey Road Studios)
180 Grams.33 1/3 Stereo.Made in Japan
內附一本20頁「寫真相+歌詞」冊子 (28 x 24.5 cm)


Side A
1. 他的故事 2. 願望樹上 3. 櫻花樹下 4. 隱形人 5. 狐  6. 夜宴 7. 酩酊天使 

Side B
1. 鬧鬼愛情 2. 不吐不快 3. 雪花抄(OT : Heavenly Love)  4. Déjà vu 
5. Hate That I Love You(粵語)[Rihanna合唱]  6. Hate That I Love You(國語)[Rihanna合唱] 
7. 吻得太逼真(國語) 
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Professional Review of "Urban Emotions (Re-mastered by ARS) (Vinyl LP) (Limited Edition)"

July 24, 2008

This professional review refers to Urban Emotions
Last year, I wrote that Hins Cheung's previous album Ardently Love marked his transition from a pop artist to a pop singer, and that it took away what made him such a special pop artist in the first place. Apparently, Hong Kong pop fans didn't agree and made it one of the best-selling albums of 2007, deciding that Hins is better off not making his own music. After a successful round of concerts comes his 3rd full-length Cantonese album Urban Emotions. Again, the album features no new works by the singer-songwriter himself, but the success of Ardently Love has apparently earned him a bit of goodwill with his record label bosses, with the album featuring some surprisingly new musical directions for the young pop star.

The most surprising of that direction comes with the appearance of Jerald, who has produced some of the most refreshing upbeat tracks in recent Hong Kong pop. Here he contributes two tracks that will likely divide listeners with their relatively experimental nature. First is the upbeat "Ghostly Love" (Track 8), an electronic pop track that becomes a hybrid of multiple genres as Jerald, acting as producer in addition to composer, inserts instruments such as electronic guitar to the mix. However, Hins's voice is too emotional when those high notes arrive, and is ultimately not smooth enough to blend with Jerald's style. More effective is ballad Deja vu (Track 11), which also includes Jerald's Dad as co-composer and co-arranger. As usual, Jerald gives the song a postmodernist hip vibe with his arrangement, moving between R&B and jazz piano throughout. However, Hins again unleashes too much of his voice, overwhelming the atmosphere created by the arrangement. Nevertheless, these two tracks are easily the most captivating tracks of the album, though the degree of their successes depends on one's acceptance for such experimental style.

Hins finds a more fan-friendly new genre with rock tracks, and comes up with solid results. CY Kong, who is also one of the two A&Rs (another term for coordinator) of the album, arranges and co-produces "Invisible Man" (Track 4), one of the more intense Hins songs in recent memory. As a mid-beat rock track, the team behind the scenes provides an effective energy that allows Hins to explore an angrier side of his voice, and is easily one of the most successful tracks of Urban Emotions. Composer Dennie Wong, who is better known in Cantopop for her gentle ballads, turns in a relatively dark piece with "Alone" (track 5), a slow-burn mid-beat rock piece that matches well with "Invisible Man" in tone and atmosphere. The album itself starts off with the rock song "His Story" (Track 1), though its tone is considerably brighter and doesn't quite match the rest of the album.

As in his last two albums, Hins puts his strongest vocal performances in the ballads. The most likely hit is "Under the Sakura Tree" (Track 3), a gentle ballad by Ng Cheuk Yin with the same feeling as Hins's 2006 hit "Siu Mon Su". Unlike some of the other ballads on Urban Emotions, "Under the Sakura Tree" manages to keep Hins's showy vocal in control, only letting him bring it out when the composition calls for it. On the other end of the spectrum is "Cruel Angel" (Track 7), which lyricist Riley Lam wrote in the memory of Hins's recently deceased friend. Personal lyrics aside, the track features a chorus seemingly only written to let Hins unleash his full range. Despite his ability to meet the challenge, the composition of the chorus is too abrupt of a change in key, making Hins's screaming voice a distraction from the actual message of the song.

Unlike his two previous Cantonese albums, ballad is actually the weakest genre on Urban Emotion. Thankfully, it offers enough solid tracks from various genres to make up for it. Hins even gets the chance to step behind-the-scenes again to produce the video game theme song Xue Hua Chao (Track 10), even though he took up no other creative post in the cover song. Hins also returns to his choice genre with "Under the Wishing Tree" (Track 2), a serviceable R&B track by Invisible Men's Alex Fong that is proficiently performed. The album's other R&B offering is Hate That I Love You (Track 12-13), a "duet" with American artist Rihanna that simply replaces Ne-Yo's voice with Hins in two languages. Despite the contrived pairing, it again shows Hins' talent in the genre.

Thanks to the comparatively broader range of genres throughout, Urban Emotions qualifies as Hins's most musically impressive Cantonese album yet, despite having the most missteps. The upside to Hins' rising popularity is that it allows for his albums to gradually deviate from the formula. While Urban Emotions is far from a return to the musical peak achieved by Am/Pm, it's a step in the right direction.

Recommended Tracks: "Under the Wishing Tree" (Track 2), "Under the Sakura Tree" (Track 3), "Invisible Man" (Track 4), "Alone" (Track 5), "Ghostly Love" (Track 8), Deja vu (Track 11).

by Kevin Ma

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Customer Review of "Urban Emotions (Re-mastered by ARS) (Vinyl LP) (Limited Edition)"

Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8.7 out of 10 (3)

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August 19, 2008

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Acceptable Customer Review Rated Bad 6 - 6 out of 10
Ardently Love was one of my favorite album. So I was rather lookng forward to new materials from Hins. I wasn't thrilled with 櫻花樹下 however 不吐不快 is fairing much better. The album isn't bad per say but there's just isn't any sparkle like Ardently Love.
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July 22, 2008

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best album ever!!! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
the best album in this year...酩酊天使 is a really good song...so touching...
anyway...hins is one of the best singer in hong kong now...i recommend all of his albums to everyone..!!!!!
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July 17, 2008

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Best of Hins!!!! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
I love this album!!! Especially "Hate that I Love You" with Rihanna... This album is great because it has good combinations of fast and slow songs, which keeps the entire album playing repetitively in my car...
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