Isolation (Isolated From the World)
If you can
get only one Joey CD, this is the one to get. Forty plus minutes
of Joey at her best (the CD runs nearly 48 minutes but the last
track is an instrumental). A strong mix of ballads and faster
paced songs, when I first got this CD I thought would wear it
out (luckily I have an extra). As mentioned earlier, Joey sounds
much more natural and confident singing in her native Mandarin.
A few notes:
below was written back in 1998 when I first got the CD, but almost
everything I said still holds true today. I don't listen to the
CD as often as I did back then, but I'm still entranced by You
Are The Mist, I Am The Bar as well as the rest of the
notes list two music video directors, Tony Lin for Isolation
and Joshua Lin for Dare Not To Think. I've managed
to find the Isolation video, but have never been
able to confirm the availability of the Dare
Not To Think
long since lost a translation of Joey's message from the CD liner
that my webpal Fan from Shanghai did for me, but basically the
message said that Joey had no regrets and nothing to say to the
media about what she did. Part of the message stated that she
missed her fans.
translation by Fan were the words for The Beloved.
Again pulling this from my failing memory, the words are from
a well known Chinese poem about two lovers who are separated by
distance but connected by the flow of the Yangtze.