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Music: KELLY CHEN "Red" (new song + compilation)
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2004 8:12 am    Post subject: Music: KELLY CHEN "Red" (new song + compilation) Reply with quote

Just like Andy Hui, Kelly is in a similar situation, trying to get back to the top with a new song + compilation at the end of 2003/early 2004. It's hard to say what's wrong with Kelly. Her singing skills are much better than when she first came out, and the songs from the past 2 years haven't been bad at all. Maybe what Kelly needs is to create more controversy in the gossip page. She's definitely "quiet" compared to many other celebrities.

There are 4 new songs in "Red". CD 1 track 1 "The lonely one" is interesting. It's a sad song but the MV was actually made for the HK Electronic Game Festival (or something like that), and has Kelly driving in a sports car. What makes it more weird is that the song is also the theme song in a karaoke bar commercial.

As for the song itself, it's obvious that HK fans still prefer ballads over dance songs. "The lonely one" is probably Kelly's most popular song for a long time.

Mark Lui (Kelly's producer) said in a recent interview that people should pay more attention to Kelly's singing. Mark said that it's gotta to the point where he can pick any song he likes or feels right for Kelly's album because he no longer have to worry about whether Kelly can perform the song. As such the albums won't need to rely so much on image and packaging. I thought this was quite a compliment.

Mark was right about this, as shown by the other new songs CD 1 track 3 "Doing within my own limits" and the upbeat song CD 3 track 10 "People at the peak".

The compilation part just above covers Kelly's career, from her debut song "Everything's beautiful because of you" and more recent songs like "She's uglier than I am".

Rating: 8/10 (2 marks off for being yet another compilation)

Buy the CD here

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All 3 CDs
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2004 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's rare that I get to comment on an album, but now I can since I recently bought the CD set smile

It's good to be able to "catch up" on Kelly's past songs that I never got to hear (I've been out of touch with the industry for such a very, very long time.)

Isn't "Lonely" also a theme song for a TVB series? My girlfriend brought over one of those multi-taped series over once and I heard that song.

Many of the songs on the album are pretty good, but there are also some weird ones. Kelly's singing, to me, sounds the same as years ago. Perhaps I'm not as musicaly inclined to detect that she has improved.

I like "Lonely".

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2004 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Umm, not sure about that, but I wouldn't be surprised if "Lonely" was a theme song for something else.

Good reason why you can't tell if Kelly's singing has improved is that Mark has done a great job picking songs for Kelly. Mark would not have pick songs that require good technical skills like "Doing within my own limits".

Actually you can tell from Kelly's vocal that her vocal is stronger than previously.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2004 6:22 pm    Post subject: "Summer Heat" Reply with quote

The tvb series you are referring to is called "Summer Heat." For those of you who can read chinese, a synopsis could be viewed at http://www.tvb.com/tvbi/program/summerheat/. The cast includes: Joyce Tang, Joe Ma, Victoria Jolly, Mok Ka Yiu, Mark Kwok, Raymond Cho, Sharon Chan, Law Lan, Kwok Fung, Law Kwoon Lan, Margaret Chung, Cheung Chung Chi, Natalie Wong, Ching Hor Wei, Ursule Wong, and Low Man Kit.

I just finished episode 12 last night (actually, more like early this morning) and am waiting for UPS to deliver the next few episodes.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2004 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, hun! smile

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2004 4:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

I finished summer heat series last week. I won't spoil the ending for you. long time no chat. hows everyone been?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2004 3:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's Summer Heat Series? Is that a new movie series?

Hi Rachel smile Long time no see! How was your New Year?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 29, 2004 12:59 am    Post subject: summer heat Reply with quote

My sister is a huge Joyce Tang fan...so she downloaded the whole series...I saw like the first 7 eps or so...not bad...and yeah I like the theme song.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2004 4:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Mikey

Long time no see. Summer Heat is TVB tv series. It about Joyce Tang is looking for the person who killed her father when her father's boat explosion. I thought this series is pretty good to watch. My new year was alright and how was yours Mikey?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2004 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My new year was quite eventful. Quit my job, partied with my family & relatives for New Year for the first time in a long time, and so on smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2004 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i just finished watching "summer heat" and just wondering if any of u know the name of the song in ep19.....they played this english song just be4 the ep ends....thanks
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2004 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

man...it's going to be hard to find that english song...and I can't help you either. TVB always put these unknown (but quite good most of the time) english songs in their series and nobody knows what they are called or who sings them since TVB never credit them!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2004 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

darkzero, if you can somehow capture a few seconds of the song, I may be able to help you find it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2004 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thx Mikey, that'll be great!! but do u mind telling me which program i can use to capture it plz?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2004 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can try using Windows' built-in sound recorder to capture up to 1 minute of sound. I, personally, prefer CoolEdit Pro. There's a 30-day trial version available, I think.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2004 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mikey, i've capture part of the song using window's sound recorder but need help on how to get the 2 files up here, thx
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2004 2:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few questions first smile

- How big are the files?
- Who is your e-mail service provider? Yahoo? Hotmail?
- Do you know how to use FTP?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2004 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i use hotmail...and i don't have ftp...sorry
one is 10mb...and the other one is 7mb
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2004 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whoa... huge files.

Do you know how to USE FTP? If you do, I can set you up an account to send the files over.

You can make those files smaller by converting them to MP3. You can find some free programs to do that here: http://www.mp3-converter.com/mp3_converter_freeware.htm
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2004 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

any other way besides ftp?cuz i don't really know how to use it.....
do u have MSN or ICQ?
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