Thursday, March 29, 2007

The Golden Rock song of the day - 3/28/07

Today's song of the day appears on three different albums - Mika Nakashima's compilation "Best," her second album "Love," and also Hong Kong newcomer Vincy Chan's second album "Flower Without Snow." It's Mika Nakashima's "Yuki no Hana," or "The Snow Flower".....or "Flower of Snow," depending on however your Japanese ability would like to argue with mine.

Why, especially since it's Spring now? Because it's known as Mika's masterpiece, and unlike Lin Xi's incredibly contrived attempt to adapt the lyrics into Chinese (Vincy's delivery and the new arrangements are all fine), the imagery is beautifully conveyed in this original Japanese version. And it's a damn beautiful song anyway.



And here's Vincy's attempt to outdo Nana herself

2 comments:

Pedestrian Y said...

This song has appeared in at least one more form as Park Hyo Shin's "Snow Flower" the themesong for the So Ji-Sub/Im Soo-Jung K-Drama "I'm Sorry, I Love You": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5xq9VQPh3A

rachael said...

the arrangement of vincy's version is pretty ordinary, like the easy listening cop out. ah well.