MALAYSIAN audiophile Chinese jazz label pop pop music heralds its fourth anniversary in July with something special – its most sensational recording to date, The Jazzy Sounds of Teresa Teng album, rendered by songstress Winnie Ho, in a limited edition “Definitive Audiophile Version”.
The “Normal Edition” version of this album was released in March and has so far sold more than 2,000 copies, no mean feat in a niche market, and considering the economic climate. The album, exclusively distributed by Popular Books CD-Rama, is a jazzy and bold interpretation of Teng classics. It has garnered enthusiastic reviews in Hong Kong and Taiwan, and been highly recommended by local publications and websites. The album has also been chosen as “The Official Vocals CD” of Singapore’s inaugural MOD-DAC (Digital Audio Convention) 2012, to be held on Aug 25-26.
Prior to the launch of the original version, pop pop released a free 24/96 high-resolution download of one song from the album, Forgetting Him, to great response. The traffic was so high that the Dropbox hosting server had to ban it for exceeding the download limit! For the “Definitive Edition”, pop pop will release another track, Girl From South Sea, in the same 24/96 format, on July 18.
The special edition was remixed and remastered by leading Malaysian sound engineer Nick Lee, of The Ark Studios. Nick has done audiophile recordings for luminaries like Cantopop King George Lam, Jacky Cheung (the Private Corner album), Sheila Majid and most recently, Taiwan’s famed indie singer-songwriter Desert Zhang Xuan.
The special edition is priced at an affordable RM49.90, carries a unique serial number and includes a bonus CD (worth RM54), Bonnie Lam – Remembering Danny Chan. Lam is a Hong Kong singer from music label Rock In Music, a partner of pop pop music.
This special promotion is limited to only 300 copies and will debut on July 20 at the KLIAV Show, JW Marriott, Kuala Lumpur. It will be available at the InterGlobal Malaysia stall.
Since it was formed, pop pop music has released 12 audiophile albums and organised eight full-house concerts.