Ivan: Faye at Oriental TV 2017 New Year’s Eve Festival

Ivan (llaisdy) on 5 Jan. 2017 says:

The fan cams are starting to appear: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ADxF0Izd-0

While I’m here, here is Faye at a New Year’s show singing 你在终点等我 [“You’re My Destination,” theme song from the film I Belonged to You] and 人间 [“Mortal World” 人間 from Faye Wong (王菲) 1997]:

Her voice is definitely changing – maturing? Beautiful as ever.

Ivan

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The Goddess Returns: Faye Wong, 30 December 2016

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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 was her duets with her daughter, Tong-Tong (Leah Dou Jing Tong 竇靖童). Sweet, sweet harmony!

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 acknowledging her mother.

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 entertained us for two hours straight with short breaks for costume changes.

Faye entertains us for two hours straight with short breaks for costume changes.

The setlist comprised 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.

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.

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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 brought exciting 3-D to the live performance, introducing us to digital electronics that will revolutionize stage design in 2017 and beyond.

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 was beautifully arranged and the selection was well thought out, mixing new with all-time favorites with a catchy upbeat style that brought new life to old favorites. The fact that the songs didn't sound the same prompted some critics to claim that Faye's voice isn't what it once was. The fact is that Faye's voice is just as good as ever. She started off a bit nervous, but this is to be expected after such a long layoff. However, as Faye warmed up, her confidence bloomed and she rocked the house the rest of the night.

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.

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.

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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 sharing this come back with all of us, your fans, around the world, via live stream and video. We would have liked to be there in Shanghai with you, live, but since we couldn't, this streaming in 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, and appearances. A very Happy New Year to you and your loved ones!

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!

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Faye and Nic Out for a Casual Stroll on 12/7/16

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‘Faye’s Moments Live 2016’ Concert Tickets on Sale Dec. 5

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“Faye’s Moments Live 2016 Concert” will be held in Shanghai’s 8,000-seat Mercedes-Benz Cultural Centre on 30 Dec. 2016. Tickets went on sale at 8pm on Dec. 5. Prices range from 1800 yuan ($262 USD) to 7800 yuan ($1,134 USD). According to reports, the presale tickets were sold out within 30 seconds.

Estimates for actual ticket prices range from 3000 yuan ($452 USD) to 13888 yuan ($2,091 USD).

For those who can’t attend or afford the tickets, there will be a live VR webcast via Tencent video. Faye emphasizes that this will not be a farewell concert. She plans to sing more than 20 songs, and some will be sung for the very first time. Half of the tracks will be from her past hits. Zhang Yadong will serve as music director. Image design will be managed by Titi Kwan, Zing and Vic Kwan.

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Jack Ma, Chinese billionaire and Alibaba founder, is reportedly paying RMB 160 million yuan ($23 million USD) for Faye to perform for two nights. The Dec 29 show will be a private concert for Ma and his guests, and the Dec 30 show will be ticketed.

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Faye on Cover – Vogue China Jan. 2017

Cover photo by Mei Yuangui.

Cover photo by Mei Yuangui.

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Faye Shines at Céline’s Phoebe Philo Show

Faye at Céline's Phoebe Philo show on 2 Oct. 2016. Photo by Vogue China.

Faye stunningly beautiful at Céline’s Phoebe Philo show on 2 Oct. 2016. Photo by Vogue China. Story source Emma Spedding, “Céline Introduces Us to Faye Wong, Chinese Pop Sensation – and Your Elegant New Workwear Inspiration,” The Telegraph, 3 Oct. 2016.

Faye in the front row at Céline's Phoebe Philo show. Photo source Angelica Cheung.

Faye in front row at Céline’s Phoebe Philo show. Photo source Angelica Cheung.

Faye at Céline's Phoebe Philo show. Photo source ElleHongKong

Faye in the spotlight at Céline’s Phoebe Philo show. Photo source ElleHongKong

Faye at "Fleet of Time" premiere. Photo by Rex.

Faye at “Fleet of Time” premiere. Photo by Rex.

Much thanks to Ivan (Llaisdy) for tipping us about Faye’s appearance at Céline’s Phoebe Philo show a couple days ago. As expected, she stole the show!

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New Song by Faye – ‘Dust’ (塵埃)


Lyrics by Faye, music by Zhang Yadong. Released digitally 22 July 2016.

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