民国旧梦•李玉刚 Once upon a time in Shanghai _ CD
民国旧梦•李玉刚 Once upon a time in Shanghai _ LP
瑞鸣音乐出品 Rhymoi Music
Li Yugang sings Classic Love Songs
Beginning in 1912 and lasting until 1949, the Republican Era still holds a fascination and even nostalgia for many. It was a turbulent time, fraught with many struggles and changes but from out of this crucible came new hopes and new dreams and a multitude of new dreamers – poets, patriots, artists, writers and musicians – whose dreams for the new Republic continue to fire the imagination.
The divine singing of Li Yugang brings to life once again the seductive sounds of that gilded age – the movies, the nightclubs; beautiful “Shanghai Flowers” in their form-hugging qipaos and dapper gents in top hats and tails wander through these songs and call us back to an energetic and elegant age; a time when everyone was dreaming fabulous dreams.
Listening to this album, wistfulness for that bygone age will fill your heart: “Meeting By Chance” and “Lotus Flower Blooms” weave their tales of bright beginnings; “Blooming Flowers and Full Moon” tells of the sweetness of love. In “Wandering the Old Dream” we experience lost love and faded youth, while the playful “Rose, Rose I Love You”praises the beloved’s tenacity and perseverance; “This Love is not for Me”, recounts the inexpressible sadness at the end of an affair, and “If Only We Met Before I Married” describes a love that can never be. The up-beat energy of “Don’t Go So Fast” (a song inspired by “On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe”) combines girlish flirtation with a distinctive Chinese appreciation of the beauty of springtime, and “Man of My Dreams”, with its Latin rhythms and seductive melody evokes love’s longing. “Four Seasons Melody” and “Love You Forever” both originally made famous by Zhou Xuan in the 30s were later immortalized by Deng Lijun (Teresa Teng) decades later and continue to be popular to this day.
曲目 Track Listing:
1.飘零的落花 (Falling Petals) 3:32
2.萍水相逢 (Meeting By Chance) 3:12
3.四季歌 (Four Seasons Melody) 3:56
4.玫瑰玫瑰我爱你 (Rose, Rose I Love You) 3:50
5.得不到的爱情 (This Love is not for Me) 3:42
6.恨不相逢未嫁时 (If Only We Met Before I Married) 3:36
7.莲花开 (Lotus Flower Blooms) 4:37
8.月圆花好 (Full Moon, Beautiful Flowers) 4:18
9.梦中人 (Man of My Dreams) 4:28
10.别走得那么快 (Don’t Go So Fast) 2:49
11.魂萦旧梦 (Wandering the Old Dream) 3:10
12.何日君再来 (Love You Forever) 4:24