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A Tribute to Teresa Teng - A Rocking Farewell (告别的摇滚) is a tribute album released in July 1995 on Beijing-based label Bamboo Book Culture (竹书文化), shortly after Teresa Teng's death on May 8, 1995.[1] It features ten of Teng's songs covered by several of Beijing's most well-known first-generation rock bands. The album is a sincere tribute to Teng as one of the first pop singers to be heard in China.[2][3]

A Tribute to Teresa Teng
Tribute to Teresa Teng.jpg
Studio album by
Various artists
ReleasedJuly 1, 1995
GenreRock, pop
Length43:25
LabelBamboo Book Culture
ProducerKoetsu Otomo

Contents

Track listingEdit

# Title Unofficial English translation Artist(s) Length Notes
1 在水一方 Across the Water Again 5:19 Song from the 1975 Chinese film of the same name.[4]
2 船歌 Boat Song Zheng Jun 4:12 Indonesian folk song. Chinese lyrics by Zhuang Nu.[5]
3 再见!我的爱人 Goodbye, My Love Zang Tianshuo and 1989 5:16
4 酒醉的探戈 Drunken Tango Again 5:15
5 爱的箴言 Maxims of Love Black Panther 4:11
6 路边的野花不要采 Do Not Pick the Roadside Flowers Zang Tianshuo and 1989 2:02
7 独上西楼 Ascending the West Tower Alone Members of Tang Dynasty 4:31 Tang Dynasty bassist Zhang Ju was killed in a motorcycle accident three days after Teng's death.
8 甜蜜蜜 Sweet as Honey Zheng Jun 4:07
9 爱人 Lover Black Panther 3:00
10 夜色 The Color of the Night Beijing Rock All-Stars 5:32

PersonnelEdit

Personnel as listed in the album's liner notes are:[1]

MusiciansEdit

  • Wu Tong - vocals (tracks 1, 4, 10); percussion (track 4), woodwinds (track 4)
  • Zheng Jun - vocals (tracks 2, 8, 10)
  • Zang Tianshuo - vocals, keyboards (tracks 3, 6)
  • Qin Yong - vocals (tracks 5, 9, 10)
  • Guo Dawei - vocals (track 7); chorus (track 10)
  • Li Qiang - guitar (tracks 1, 4)
  • Zhao Wei - guitar (tracks 1, 4); percussion (track 4)
  • Zhu Hongmao - guitar (tracks 2, 8)
  • Qin Qi - guitar (tracks 3, 6)
  • Li Tong - guitar (5, 9); background vocals (track 9); chorus (track 10)
  • Ding Wu - guitar (tracks 7, 10)
  • Liu Yijun - guitar (tracks 7, 10); chorus (track 10)
  • Zhou Xu - upright bass (track 1); electric bass (track 4)
  • Chen Jin - bass (tracks 2, 7, 8, 10); chorus (track 10)
  • Liu Wentai - bass (tracks 3, 6)
  • Wang Wenjie - bass (tracks 5, 9)
  • Feng Jun - drums (tracks 1, 4)
  • Cheng Jin - drums (tracks 2, 8)
  • Ma He - drums (tracks 3, 6)
  • Zhao Mingyi - drums (tracks 5, 9); chorus (track 10)
  • Zhao Nian - drums (tracks 7, 10); chorus (track 10)
  • Luan Shu - keyboards (track 7)
  • Feng Xiaobao - keyboards (5, 9); background vocals (track 9)
  • Liu Xiaosong - percussion (tracks 3, 6)
  • Zhang Yongguang - percussion (track 7)
  • Dai Bing - background vocals (tracks 3, 6)
  • Xu Tian - background vocals (track 6)
  • Hu Zhiliang - saxophone (tracks 3, 6); background vocals (track 6)

ProductionEdit

  • Koetsu Otomo - producer
  • Shigeo Miyamoto - recording, mixing
  • Bobby Hata - mastering

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "告別的揺滾". The Rock in China Database. 2000.
  2. ^ Geremie R. Barmé In the Red: On Contemporary Chinese Culture 2000 p125 "In the cassette tape "A Tribute to Teresa Teng: A Rocking Farewell," groups like Black Panther, Tang Dynasty, 1989, and Again sang their condolences. A note that accompanied the cassette read: Over a decade ago, Teresa Teng's lucid and sweet voice softened the hearts of many music lovers. In our midst there lives a group of young and courageous musicians. Before they knew anything ..."
  3. ^ 師永剛 鄧麗君私房相冊 2005 "Q 鄧佰得回味的是,去世當年,在北京的搖滾界即為紀念鄧麗君而製作了一張《告別的搖滾》、其中有鄭鈞、唐朝、輪迴、黑豹等搖滾歌手或樂隊翻唱她的(甜蜜蜜)、(路邊的野花不要採)、(船歌)、(獨上西樓)、(酒醉的探戈)等,細細打量這些翻唱者的年齡和這些 ...
  4. ^ "在水一方 (琼瑶填词歌曲)". 百科.
  5. ^ "船歌 (邓丽君演唱印度尼西亚民歌)". 百科.