Capricorn (魔杰座) (mo jie zuo)
Release Date: 15th October 2008
Jay Chou's ninth studio album, for the first time ever Jay Chou combines his interest in magic with his beloved music, the result is a fantastic album. With the theme of magic, cards figure significantly in the design of the album, from the first promotional poster to inspiration behind songs. Jay Chou wants to tell you the story of the battle between the Magician and the Joker. The title of the album in Chinese cleverly combines the three meanings - magic, Jay's name and the star sign Capricorn. All three are closely tied to Jay Chou himself. Magic is not the only theme of the album, the cover of the album, which took a month to complete, is based on a fantasy setting that is described in track 1.
1. Dragon Rider (龍戰騎士) (long zhan qi shi)
2. Give Me The Time For One Song (給我一首歌的時間) (gei wo yi shou ge de shi jian)
3. Snake Dance (蛇舞) (she wu)
4. Sea Of Flowers (花海) (hua hai)
5. Mr Magic (魔術先生) (mo shu xian sheng)
6. Where's The Promised Happiness (說好的幸福呢) (shuo hao de xing fu ne)
7. Lan Ting Preface (蘭亭序) (lan ting xu)
8. Wandering Poet (流浪詩人) (liu lang shi ren)
9. Time Machine (時光機) (shi guang ji)
10. Uncle Joker (喬克叔叔) (qiao ke shu shu)
11. Fragrance Of Rice (稻香) (dao xiang)
This album so good..
Its almost perfect i think..
I like dao xiang..
I was very impressed with his new album Capricorn
u must be watch >9. 時光機 (Time Machine) (shi guang ji) Mv...
The only track i still don't like until now : 1. 龍戰騎士 (Dragon Knight) (long zhan qi shi) i still don't like this style >.<
One of his(jay) best album. The music varied from track to track, but all still carried jay's style, could recognize the singer rightaway by listening to the music ^^.
Honestly, i'm only interested by the track 6 -> nice ballad, track 9 -> innoncent, track 11 -> give a pleasant feeling. But after listening to it for a long time, i'm impressed, the other track feel just as good as three of my favorite. It give a feeling that the longer you listen the better ... may be it's just me ^^
The only track i still don't like until now : track 5 -> i still don't like this style >.< but some of the fans liked it very much include my own sis....
if you are his fan, this is definitely a very good choice, just listen to it often, u will feel it.....
I've been listening to Jay since his 2nd album came out and I can honestly say that I have never been disappointed. Once again I was very impressed with his new album Capricorn. His love ballads like 'Give Me the Time for One Song' are again touching and beautiful. And his lyrics are simply superb for every single song - they are so unique, not your average pop/rock - but what else is to be expected from Jay, huh? :) Seriously if you don't read Chinese, try finding translations - it's worth it.
I also really like how Jay keeps experimenting with new styles and how he incorporates musical elements from other cultures. For example in 'Snake Dance', Arabic-sounding melodies are used, 'Uncle Joker' the guitar solo/instrumental break is obviously influenced by Spanish flamenco, and Jay yodels in 'Mr. Magic' lol...:)
So yeah, I had a field day when the CD arrived from my cousin, and had an even bigger one after listening to it. It's really hard to find an album where every song is great, but Jay defies the norm. Capricorn is AWESOME. Highly recommend.
The only/majority chinese songs I normally listen to is only Jay Chou and Daniel Lee's songs. So here I am giving my review on Jay's newest work.
The album's name is Capricorn, reviewing Jay's interest in magic and fantasy.
I'ma start on the album cover...
Ya i know he's tryin to be creative and bla bla bla but this is just nonsence!
Looks more like a movie DVD or an RPG Game than a music album..
And what's which the weird hairstyle and clothing??
About the content...
Once again, ya I know he's tryin' to be creative but what's with the kiddy songs??
And this also apply to his silly cowboy cartoon song in his previous album...
What's gotten into him??
From my opinion, he's rushing to release more album, it seems like one album comes out right after the other.. making quantity but ain't makin' the quality..
What happens to the good old songs that he once produce??
Well luckily there's still some good songs in this new album,
eg: 給我一首歌的時間, 花海, 稻香, 說好的幸福呢, etc..
And his rock/rap song named 龍戰騎士 wasn't that good either. I'd prefer 飘逸 alot more than that..
And now I've no idea why those crazy Jay Chou fanatic liked those kiddy and weird songs, maybe because of his looks or maybe they wanna stay loyal as a fans?? hmmm...
I'd prefer to listen to his older songs than these...
i like this album and i think each song has its own character and all represents jay imao.. at first i didn't really like it, honestly, especially snake dance. but i keep listen to the album and i can't stop listen to it now and i can't stop humming. i think the album is complete and though i don't understand any words in it, i can still enjoy it. good job!!!
Why i cannot find this song of Jay Chou? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fy8gqThUXvw&feature=related I personnaly like this song alot, but could not find a proper one
Love this album and it's one of my favourite though I don't speak mandarin just love the music and creativity of it all. Especially love 2nd, 6th, 7th, 8th and last song which is the best. Highly recommended album.
His music continues to inspire me! Sometimes the lyrics are confusing to me but the music is something that needs no understanding but rather appreciation. It makes me travel new distances. I speak fluent spanish and english but somehow his music captivates me. Jane@ USA
Overall very nice, specially the cover. jay looks good wear that pierrot costume. but im confused a bit.. there is another different name for his songs?? like 說好的幸福呢 become into 失落非主流...