Faye Wong performs at “2016 Faye’s Moments Live” on 30 December 2016 in Shanghai’s 8,000-seat Mercedes-Benz Cultural Centre. More beautiful than ever! If you missed her live performance at the Centre or streamed live internationally, you can watch it, in its entirety (2hr, 10min), in high-definition on
YouTube YouTube. (Thanks to Ivan (Llaisdy) for the new URL! 1/2/16)
Update 3/6/17: The concert videos mentioned above have been removed by YouTube. Here are links to excellent audios of the concert:
Here are links to some fancams:
A highlight of the show is her duets with Tong-Tong (Leah Dou Jing Tong 竇靖童), her daughter. Sweet, sweet harmony!
Tong-Tong acknowledges her mom. She has a very soothing voice for ballads and an innate sense of dynamics and timing. Inheriting musical gifts from her mom and dad, Dou Wei, she writes and composes her own songs as well as accompanies herself on the guitar.
Faye entertains us for two hours straight with short breaks for costume changes.
The setlist comprises the following songs: (1) Dust, (2) Century of Loneliness, (3)Hypnotized, (4) You’re Happy So I’m Happy, (5) Emotional Life, (6) Smoke, (7) I Love You, (8) Sex Commandments, (9) Fleet of Time, (10) Shooting Star, (11) Gentle Breeze, Light Drizzle, (12) His Heart, My Heart, (13) Fog (cover song), (14) Beautiful Mistake, (15) Red Bean, (16) Guardian Angel, (17) A Little Cunning, (18) Fracture, (19) Idiot, (20) Childhood / The Way (cover song), (21) Your Likes Are Not as Important as Mine, (22) With Tomorrow (cover song), (23) One Step Away, (24) Reservedness,
(25) I Only Want to Keep A Promise to You, (26) Passing Cloud, (27) Sky,
(28) Devotion, (29) I’m Willing, (30) Dream. Source: Faye Wong Fuzao.
My favorite “new” song is “With Tomorrow,” a cover of Gene Clark and Jesse Ed Davis’s 1971 song, which is little known but beautiful. Faye’s rendition, in the original English, is very moving.
The VR laser light show brings exciting 3-D to the live performance, introducing us to digital electronics that will revolutionize stage design in 2017 and beyond.
Faye’s program of songs is beautifully arranged, and the selection is well thought out, mixing new with all-time favorites with a catchy upbeat style that brings new life to old favorites. The fact that the songs don’t sound exactly the same prompts some critics to claim that Faye’s voice isn’t what it used to be. The fact is that Faye’s voice is just as good as ever. She starts off a bit nervous, but this is to be expected after such a long layoff. However, as Faye warms up, her confidence blooms and she rocks the house the rest of the night. It’s obvious to everyone that she’s worked really hard and spared nothing to prepare for this concert.
Faye’s costumes and makeup are elegant yet subtle and, as usual, cutting edge. I like the less-is-more approach this time around, avant garde but not over the top. The overall theme of dark and light with sophisticated accents is consistent and lyrical throughout. Again, great eye to detail and timing.
Faye usually doesn’t say much during a concert, but this time she is even more reticent. She doesn’t say anything. Instead, she lets her songs speak for her. And she bows out with “Dream,” without a wave or a word of goodbye. The silence leaves a strong message that Faye will be back soon with much more, that this is the beginning of a new era for her and for us, her fans.
Thank you, Faye, for so generously sharing this come back with all of us, your fans, around the world, via live stream and video. We would have loved to be there in Shanghai with you, live, but since we couldn’t, this streaming is the next best thing. We’ve missed you and love every moment of this concert. We eagerly look forward to more in the way of songs, concerts, films, and appearances. A very Happy New Year to you and your loved ones!