Reviews : Think Back and Forth


TitleThink Back And Forth
ProducerJoseph Ip
Date Of ReleaseAug 23, 1996
Reference532 897-2

ALAN TAM NEW CD -> BEST since "CARNIVAL" 94
From           glo@chat.carleton.ca (GORDON LO)
Organization   Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Date           4 Sep 1996 22:26:10 GMT
Newsgroups     soc.culture.hongkong.entertainment
Message-ID     <50kvm2$ilq@bertrand.ccs.carleton.ca>


Title : "Think Before Consider After"
Plugged song : Kind Heart (Track 1)
               God Knows  (Track 10)

Personal Comments : (Out of 5 stars)

Cover Design : ***
               At least better than "The One and Only", but the colour is not
               attractive. The photos whith his beard on are awful. 

Track 1 (Kind Heart)  ****
Alan used a new technique to perform this song. It is an easy-listening one,
but due to his image(with beard) which greatly affect the popularity of
the song.

Track 2 (Shot at the extreme) ****
Alan really got many new tries in this album, quite a successful one! With
this new fashion fast song, it might create another style of Alan future
route. Have to mention the lyrics is written by Wyman.

Track 3 (The freedom with no boundary) ***
I personally don't like this song much, but many of my friends like this 
song a lot. I have to agree that the chorous part of the song is quite 
nice. It worth listening.

Track 4 (Wake up) ****
Alan duet with Cheng Chung Kei. Suprisingly, this new singer sings really 
well. The lyric is written by Alan.

Track 5 (Troubles are caused by myself) ***** !
This song...I can't describe...what I can say... the feeling when I heard this
song is the same as when I heard his love songs in the 80's. In my point
of view, this is one of the best songs in recent years.

Track 6 (Love Returns) ***** !
Another excellent quality love song. A little bit less commerical than the
last one, but this is a real good song. Hope that Alan will sing this song
in his coming concert!

Track 7 (No more intertwine) ****
Again, definitely another new style of Alan's fast song. Really "IN" and
update, this is what we need from Alan. Luckily, this song is not called
"Game Over".

Track 8 (????) ****
A song duet with Nat, talking about friendship. I think that this song 
is better than their duet "Fan Kim Tung Mei" last year. Nat's performance
has improved. The only problem in this song is that the lyric is a bit
old-fashioned. 
 
Track 9 (Relax) ****
This is a strange song. You might not like it the first couple of times, but
while you listen to this more, you will begin to like it ~ a bit similar
to "The Escaping Train" in "Peace".

Track 10 (God Knows) ***
Someone consider this as the worst song in the album. For me, this song is not
that bad, but due to the high quality of songs in this album, I have to say
this is thw worst song. I never understand why Alan decide to plug this song.

Overview :
As I have said, this album is the best one since "Carnival", definitely better
than "True Man", "The One and Only" and "Refreshing Waves"...
Worthwhile to buy... I think the quality of this CD can be rated as the best
one in the summer!
Re: ALAN TAM NEW CD -> BEST since "CARNIVAL" 94
From           otse@chat.carleton.ca (O TSE)
Organization   Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Date           11 Sep 1996 17:47:09 GMT
Newsgroups     soc.culture.hongkong.entertainment
Message-ID     <516tut$c2g@bertrand.ccs.carleton.ca>

Don't feel surprise... you are expecting this "See Chin Sheung yau"-Alan Tam
THE BEST CD IN SUMMER 96!

Let's look at my ratings : (30% melody, 30% lyric, 30% Alan's performance,
                            10% overall feeling)

First of all, let me set some reference :
Who determines Love is True or wrong (25% + 25% + 27% + 10% = 87%)
Network Passion  (27% + 18%  + 25% + 9 = 69%)
Know & So what   (28% + 27%  + 26% + 6 = 87%)

Now, we starts :
Track 1  (25% + 25% + 25% + 10% = 85%)
Track 2  (26% + 28% + 28% + 8% = 90%)
Track 3  (23% + 17% + 20% + 6% = 66%)
Track 4  (28% + 28% + 28% + 10% = 94%)
Track 5  (30% + 30% + 30% + 10% = 100%)
Track 6  (30% + 30% + 30% + 10% = 100%)
Track 7  (26% + 17% + 25% + 8%  = 76%)
Track 8  (25% + 25% + 25% + 6%  = 81%)
Track 9  (28% + 18% + 28% + 8%  = 80%)
Track 10 (25% + 25% + 30% + 1%  = 81%)

Recommend Track 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10!
Comments on Alan New Album
From           phho@cs.hku.hk (Po Hung HO)
Organization   Department of Computer Science, The University of Hong Kong
Date           31 Aug 1996 04:23:52 GMT
Newsgroups     soc.culture.hongkong.entertainment
Message-ID     <508eoo$3o7@ns.cs.hku.hk>

Alan Tam's new album was already released on 23 August in Hong Kong.
Is there any comment on it?

Actually I have a suggestion for a long time that Alan should change the 
producer in order to have some breakthrough. In this album, there are 
still a lot of differences in the 'Contents' but the music ( including 
mixing ) is still very much like the past albums.

The song I hate most in this album is the last track, which should be the 
next song to be plugged.

The overall performance of this album is average.
Re: Comments on Alan New Album
From           sky21@ix.netcom.com(Steven K. Yau )
Organization   Netcom
Date           2 Sep 1996 17:34:50 GMT
Newsgroups     soc.culture.hongkong.entertainment
Message-ID     <50f5rq$81k@dfw-ixnews9.ix.netcom.com>

In <50d5bk$j1f@falcon.ccs.uwo.ca> yuan@csd.uwo.ca (Beijing Ge Men-er)
writes: 

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>i don't know either, but i think Alan is still one of the top singers
>among all HK mail singers especially compare to many younger singers.

Exactemento! :)

>
>he is 100% singer and his songs are beautiful (either because of the
>songs themself or the way he sings)

Yes yes and yes.  His new album is a bit different from his previous
ones.  Not too commerical at all, takes some getting used to but they
are excellent IMO.

Steve

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Re: Comments on Alan New Album
From           Nelson Reategui <reategui@nortel.ca>
Organization   NORTEL Canada
Date           Tue, 03 Sep 1996 14:39:43 -0400
Newsgroups     soc.culture.hongkong.entertainment
Message-ID     <322C7B69.8B7@nortel.ca>

Po Hung HO wrote:
> 
> Alan Tam's new album was already released on 23 August in Hong Kong.
> Is there any comment on it?
> 
> Actually I have a suggestion for a long time that Alan should change the
> producer in order to have some breakthrough. In this album, there are
> still a lot of differences in the 'Contents' but the music ( including
> mixing ) is still very much like the past albums.
> 
> The song I hate most in this album is the last track, which should be the
> next song to be plugged.

I guess it is just personal taste, because the last song is one
of my favorite songs on the album. I also like very much his
duet with Jeng Jung Gei 'Sing Yat Sing'...very catchy. I haven't
listened to the album much yet, since I just got it, so these
are the two songs which have caugh my attention the most.



> 
> The overall performance of this album is average.
Re: ALAN TAM NEW CD -> BEST since "CARNIVAL" 94
From           ahli@chat.carleton.ca (Andrew H.W. Li)
Organization   Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Date           10 Sep 1996 06:50:22 GMT
Newsgroups     soc.culture.hongkong.entertainment
Message-ID     <51333e$i1j@bertrand.ccs.carleton.ca>


 My personal rankingof Alan's new album (Out of 5 stars *****):
1. Track 5	*****
2. Track 6	*****
3. Track 1	****1/2
4. Track 4	****1/2
5. Track 8	****1/2
6. Track 3	****
7. Track 2	****
8. Track 7	***1/2
9. Track 9	***1/2	
10.Track 10	***
One one I hate mostly is Track 10 but it still worths ***.


Overall ranking of this album 8.3/10.  It is a very good album in this summer.

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